About this item
There could be no more generous person than was Newfoundland artist Gerry Squires. Unlike David Blackwood in Ontario, Squires was a fully participating member of his Newfoundland community. His paintings and drawings graced the covers and the guts of many books, especially but not only of poetry, books by David Elliott, Enos Watts, Mary Dalton, Percy Janes, Tom Dawe and Des Walsh, magazines like Newfoundland Quarterly and The Newfoundland Herald. Des Walsh and Gerry Squires collaborated on **To Kiss the Mottled Birch,** a large, beautiful, limited edition book of lithographs and poems. His long friendship with Tom Dawe resulted in a shared book,** Where Genesis Begins,** with poems by Dawe and pictures by Squires. Squires also illustrated Joel Thomas Hynes's **Say Nothing Saw Wood.** The last such collaboration, **The Legend of Job,** with calligraphy by Boyd Chubbs and watercolours by Squires, presently exists in an edition of one. That the St John's NL arts community continues to grieve for the loss of man and artist is testament to his pronounced lifelong grace and courage. This book is his gift.
Number of Pages: 240
Author: Stan Dragland & Michael Crummey
Street Date: May 10, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-1472