Books: The Life & Art of Frank Molnar, Jack Hardman & LeRoy Jensen
The Life & Art of Frank Molnar, Jack Hardman & LeRoy Jensen (Mother Tongue Publishing, 2009)
- #2 in the Unheralded Artists of BC series
- By Eve Lazarus, Claudia Cornwall, and Wendy Newbold Patterson
- Introduction by Max Wyman
The Unheralded Artists of BC, is a beautiful, lively and well-written series dedicated to introducing many forgotten 20th-century BC artists to the people while recognizing their artistic significance.
Filled with rare art reproductions and artists’ personal photographs, this 2nd book in the series introduces the talent of three BC. artist-mentors who worked and exhibited from the 1950s on in Vancouver, Burnaby, Victoria and Salt Spring Island, yet are known only to a few. Their common bond was their choice not to embrace, chameleon-like, the various artistic trends of the era, but to work passionately towards perfecting their own ‘timeless and individuated styles’. This book honours their important contribution to the BC art scene and tells the untold stories. A must for anyone interested in BC history or Canadian art and politics.