HAROLD TOWN IN THE 1950s
Harold Town (1924-1990) used to be cock-of-the walk on the Toronto art scene. During the 1950s and early 1960s, Town – as painter, printmaker, sculptor, draughtsman, writer, raconteur, bon vivant, and dandy – could apparently do no wrong. Then, by 1965, the moving finger of critical adoration began to move on, leaving Town a king without a country, a flamboyant, aesthetic tyrant without the means to perpetuate a tyranny.
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