Fitzhenry Collection joins Morrice and Lyman at McMichael
August 30, 2017
On Sunday, November 9, 2014 as guests of the McMichael Collection's Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Victoria Dickenson, Jonathan, Helen and I, accompanied by two friends visited the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg for another viewing of "Morrice and Lyman in the Company of Matisse". This outstanding exhibition is organized by the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec with an accomplished Canadian art team of scholars headed by Michèle Grandbois Ph.D. with contributions from François-Marc Gagnon Ph.D., Marc Gauthier, Richard Foisy and Lucie Dorais M.A., the latter one the foremost authorities on the work of James Wilson Morrice. Since its hanging in Quebec, the exhibition has been augmented and complemented with additional paintings for the Ontario venue by McMichael's Katerina Atanassova, who is soon leaving for a position of curator of Canadian art at the National Gallery of Canada. The collaboration of U.B.C.'s John O'Brian is also acknowledged as a key component in the quality of research provided in the catalogue, a "must buy" for Canadian art lovers.