In Canada, 1969 - 2008

Over the years I have travelled extensively in Europe and the USA to view collections, exhibitions, artist’s studios, and see friends and colleagues. In the 1970’s and 80’s I was frequently in New York for openings and visiting
my ex-wife’s in-laws. Her father was a GP in Flatbush and her grandfather, a garment manufacturer, lived on Central Park West in a penthouse tower next to the Dakota Building. He also had a 100 acre apple farm in Marlborough N.Y. with a swimming pool, and ponds stocked with bass surrounded by willow trees where we would spend summer vacations. I painted in the barn and made the Marlborough Suite of papers prior to the 1975 ‘Pillar and Fan’ paintings. I met Wendy Rollins in 1979 through a good friend and her fellow linguist, Ron Smyth. Ron was a PhD student at the U of A (now Associate Professor of linguistics at the University of Toronto) who was one of Wendy’s instructors in linguistics at the time. Ron
and I arrived at the Power Plant, the graduate students’ pub at the University of Alberta, one crowded Thursday evening.

To read and examine the rest of In Canada, read this PDF from Graham Peacock A Retrospective. To learn more about the book, please click here.