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GERALD SQUIRES. An artbook
with writings by Stan Dragland
& Michael Crummey

GERALD SQUIRES -  Stan Dragland

Gerald Squires
an artbook
with writings by Stan Dragland & Michael Crummey
& over 100 colour illustrations, over 50 B&W illustrations
11 h x 9 w | 240 pp | hardcover |


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With writings by Stan Dragland & Michael Crummey
& over 100 colour illustrations, over 50 B&W illustrations
11 h x 9 w | 240 pp | hardcover |

“Mr. Squires, a painter, sculptor, lithographer and stained glass artist, was living in a lighthouse in Ferryland with his wife, Gail, and two daughters. He was part of a group of artists known as “The Gang Down the Southern Shore,” which included Frank Lapointe, Stewart Montgomerie, Don Wright and Heidi Oberheide.

Sandra Gwyn called the shaggy and intense Mr. Squires “the kind of character who, even if he didn’t live on the top of a cliff in an abandoned lighthouse with casements that really do look out on perilous seas and faery lands forlorn, is proof that there are still artists around who look and act as artists should.”
—Joan Sullivan, The Globe & Mail

Gerald Squires, an art-career retrospective of the Newfoundland artist Gerald Squires, who died in October 2015, examines lesser-known aspects of this beloved artist's creative journey. The book is released during the opening of a Squires retrospective at The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery in St John's. Featuring full colour reproductions of some of Squires' most renowned works as well as lesser-known illustrations of exemplary works, plus a complete chronology of his career, including a selected list of solo and group exhibitions, the book is augmented with a long essay by acclaimed Canadian literary critic Stan Dragland, and an appreciation by writer and poet Michael Crummey.

About the Author
Stan Dragland is originally from Alberta and now lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He was educated at The University of Alberta and Queen’s University and is Professor Emeritus, Department of English, The University of Western Ontario

Michael Crummey is an internationally celebrated novelist and poet; he has published nine books of poetry and fiction. Galore won the Canadian Authors Association’s Fiction Award, the Commonwealth Prize (Canada and Caribbean Region), and was short-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Award and the Governor General’s Award. Sweetland was a national bestseller and a finalist for the Governor General’s Award in 2014. His most recent poetry collection is Under the Keel (Anansi, 2013). He lives in St. John’s.


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