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The Art and Drawing of Josh Silburt Vernissage

Wednesday February 6th, 2013
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This show celebrates both Josh Silburt's fine art paintings and his political cartoons.  The show coincides with the launch of a new book entitled "A Colourful Life" commemorating his contribution to Canada's cultural mosaic.

Link here for more about Josh Silburt.

Josh Silburt (1914 – 1991) was a prolific artist, political activist and cartoonist. He struggled to overcome the poverty of his childhood and the old world immigrant ways of his parents to pursue the dream of becoming a main stream visual artist. World events of the mid-20’th century – the great depression, the second world war, the emerging labour movement and the cold war- reverberated through Josh’s life, taking it on a winding path that culminated in him fulfilling his dream. This book presents a broad collection of Josh’s work from his early days as a sports and political cartoonist in the 1930’s and 40’s to his later years as a landscape painter. It moves from black and white drawing to the full breadth of colour of the Canadian wilderness as Josh developed his unique artistic style.

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