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Edith White, 1939

Jack Humphrey
Canadian, 1901 - 1967
oil and tempera on masonite
60.6 x 50.7 cm
Purchased 1976
National Gallery of Canada (no. 18628)
© The Humphrey Estate

The Canadian people can be the heroes of a great artistic portrayal. A sympathetic, respectful attitude towards their feelings, hopes, experiences, and problems on the part of Canadian artists would enable them to achieve such a portrayal, and would earn for them the warm acceptance of an entire nation. The experience of Mexican artists is living proof that this need not remain an idle hope. Harry Mayerovitch, "Mexican Art Today," Canadian Art, October 1943




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