The Vancouver Art gallery is running David Milne: Modern Painting from June 16 to September 16, 2018. Milne is one of those Canadian artists who deserves a higher profile because he is seldom known outside the cognoscenti and this is the travelling show that should do it.
The exhibition consists of almost 90 paintings and watercolours and traces the development of his unique style which originated in his work as a First World War battlefield artist where he developed a dry brush technique in watercolours because he had to work quickly. He would later use the compression techniques he developed as a war artist to his peacetime work in oils. Milne was one of the few Canadian artists who exhibited in the 1913 Armory Show in New York City.