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{ Blast from the Past } ~ Mug's Game; Canadian-style

A gallery of caricatures that appeared in various newspapers and books over the years.
I was studying Art History at Carleton and enrolled in a few Renaissance Art courses where I discovered the beautiful pencil portraits of Hans Holbein.  That was followed by a course devoted to Honore Daumier based on an exhibition at our National Art Gallery.  Daumier was always a talismanic artist for me.  I still have the vivid memory as a very young boy during a school trip being led through the National Art Gallery, then located on Elgin Street, and stopping awe-struck before his Third Class Carriage Paining.  His work left an impression as no other.  It still does.  These two courses had me turning away from the more linear, pen and ink style which I had been doing up until then towards a more tonal style with naturalistic volumes.

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