Graham Larkin

Graham Larkin is Curator of International Art at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, down the street from the McLuhan Fonds at the national archives.

While attending Harvard University he organized a conference on the materiality of print in early modern Europe, translated a book on garden designer André Le Nôtre, assisted information designer Edward R. Tufte with his book Beautiful Evidence, and completed a doctoral dissertation on the origins of the catalogue raisonné in early print albums. As a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, he battled for academic freedom and taught classes in the histories of collecting, print and landscape representation. In Ottawa, he has reinstalled the national collection of European and American Art, expanded his department to include art of the 20th century, and greatly enhanced the commitment to provenance research. He has organized an exhibition on pop art pioneer Richard Hamilton at The Rooms in St. John’s, Newfoundland. His next project surveys the Canadian reception of post-war American art during the 1960s.


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