Miller Brittain:
When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears

23 October 2009 - 3 January 2010

Miller Brittain: When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears presents over 70 drawings, paintings and murals dating from 1930 to 1967 by the important New Brunswick artist, Miller Brittain. Realist images of the social crises of the 1930s and of his life in the air force during the Second World War are preludes to Brittain’s religious and visionary post-war paintings and drawings. This exhibition provides a magnificent overview of the life and work of this renowned Canadian artist.

Organized and circulated by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.

Lecture - Sunday 8 November at 2 pm

Miller Brittain, by Tom Smart, curator of the exhibition and Executive Director and CEO of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg. In the Auditorium. Cost: adults $5, seniors and full-time students $4, Members $3. Gallery admission not included.

I concerned myself with expressing in pictures what presented itself to my eye. The means at the disposal of any artist are line, mass, and colour, and it was my task to manipulate these within a given space in as stimulating a manner as was possible for me.
- Miller Brittain