Over the past four decades, Canadian artist Tony Calzetta has developed a bold style and a unique visual lexicon. In this book, the author teases out Calzetta's many and varied artistic influences. It also examines how the artist has made efforts to engage audiences in the interpretation of his works, resulting in complex visual narratives.
Author, art gallery director, curator, columnist and special advisor to art galleries and museums, Tom Smart is especially noted for his award-winning critical biographies, catalogues and monographs on Canadian artists. To date, Smart has written about painters Alex Colville, Christopher Pratt, Mary Pratt, Tom Forrestall, Miller Brittain and Fred Ross; graphic novelist George A. Walker; and sculptor John Hooper. Smart has worked in art galleries and museums across Canada and the United States, among them the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Frick in Pittsburgh, the Art Gallery of Sudbury and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection where he was Executive Director from 2006--2010. Smart's essay 'The Wood Engravings of Rosemary Kilbourn' was recently published in the Devil's Artisan. His bi-weekly column 'The Curator' appears in the Saint John Telegraph-Journal.