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Alan Caswell Collier, relief stiff : an artist's letters from depression-era British Columbia

Author: Alan Caswell Collier; Peter Neary
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Letter : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Alan Caswell Collier was one of Canada's most admired and successful landscape painters, but during the Depression he worked alongside other single, unemployed men in government-run relief camps. Labouring for twenty cents a day, he detailed camp life and politics in letters to his fiancée and depicted fellow "relief stiffs" and the BC landscape in character sketches and paintings. Incisive and candid, his letters  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
History
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Records and correspondence
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Collier, Alan Caswell, 1911-1990.
Alan Caswell Collier, relief stiff.
Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2018
(OCoLC)1024277836
Collier, Alan Caswell, 1911-1990.
Alan Caswell Collier, relief stiff.:
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2018
(CaOONL)20179077643
Named Person: Alan Caswell Collier; Alan Caswell Collier
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Caswell Collier; Peter Neary
ISBN: 9780774834988 0774834986
OCLC Number: 1000018517
Description: xiii, 351 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface Principal PersonsIntroduction2231 Blenheim St., VancouverCamp 506, Big Bend Road, Near RevelstokeCamp 376, TappenCamp 378, Notch Hill2231 Blenheim St., VancouverAfterwards ...Appendix; Further Reading; Index
Other Titles: Correspondence.
Relief stiff
Responsibility: edited by Peter Neary.

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Aspiring artist Alan Caswell Collier's letters, sketches, and paintings recall in vivid detail life in Canada's relief camps and the crisis of youth unemployment during the Great Depression.  Read more...

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