Synopses & Reviews
Davis, a curator, teacher, and art critic, et al. present threeessays on the life and work of Canadian abstract artist Marion Nicoll (1909-1985), who was the first female instructor at theProvincial Institute of Technology and Art (now the Alberta College of Art and Design). They discuss Nicoll within the context ofabstract art in a national and international context, her art throughout her career, and her work in craft and design. Distributed by Michigan State U. Press.Annotation ©2014 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Marion Nicoll (19091985) is a widely acknowledged and important founder of Alberta art and certainly one of a dedicated few that brought abstraction into practice in the province. Her life and career is a story of determination, of dedication to her vision regardless of professional or personal challenges. Nicoll became the first woman instructor hired at the Provincial Institute of Art and Technology (now the Alberta College of Art and Design)and although limited to teaching craft and design, she became a significant mentor for generations of artists.
About the Author
Ann Davis is a prominent art critic, curator, and teacher. Elizabeth Herbert is an independent curator and author. Jennifer Salahub is an art and craft historian teaching at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary. Christine Sowiak is the curator of art at The Nickle Galleries at the University of Calgary.