University of Calgary
UofC Navigation

Marion Nicoll: Silence and Alchemy

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/04/2015 - 8:27am

Ann Davis
Elizabeth Herbert
Jennifer Salahub
Christine Sowiak
978-1-55238-739-9 (Institutional PDF)
978-1-55238-740-5 (ePub)
$39.95 CAD / $45.95 USD
128 pages
Colour plates, photos, notes, bibliography, index
Art in Profile: Canadian Art and Architecture
November 2013


About the Book: 

Marion Nicoll (1909 1985) 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. Contributions by Ann Davis, Elizabeth Herbert, and Jennifer Salahub.

About the Author(s): 

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.

Bronze Award, Jacket/Cover Design - Large Format, PubWest Design Awards, 2014
Shortlisted, Melva J. Dwyer Award, 2014 (ARLIS/NA)