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Bertram Brooker - A Wonderful Discovery
Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Bertram Brooker - Figures in a Landscape 1931


Rosemary and I are hard-copy newspaper fans. That may be because at over 70 (both of us) we cannot budge from our old ways. We faithfully read our daily delivered NY Times every day of the week and the Vancouver Sun 6 days of the week. 

Every once in a while the Vancouver Sun delivers in spades (via An Edition of NP in the Vancouver Sun – they call it).

Wednesday’s May 31st edition has a most interesting article entitled The Forgotten Nudes of Canada. It is here. In this article I have discovered a wonderful Canadian artist called Bertram Brooker (1888- 1955). I wonder how else I might have found him.

The article is about the fact that Canadian art has always seem to have been about the Canadian landscape. It is most interesting to note the title of Brooker’s work – Figures in Landscape.

I have scoured my extensive files of nudes and have found few that would match the above work. My close shot nudes are never in landscape. And my landscape nudes are much like this one that I took in LIghthouse Park in West Vancouver.








     

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7/2/17 - 7/9/17

7/9/17 - 7/16/17

7/16/17 - 7/23/17

7/23/17 - 7/30/17

7/30/17 - 8/6/17

8/6/17 - 8/13/17

8/13/17 - 8/20/17

8/20/17 - 8/27/17