The Sampson Matthews Prints
The Sampson-Matthews print program was the largest public art project in Canadian history. Launched at the start of the Second World War, it lasted twenty-two years and cost tens of millions of dollars in today’s currency. At its height, it employed many of the country’s best commercial painters, designers and artists, working full-time to create masterpieces of serigraphy.
“… Art for War and Peace uncovers an important chapter in the adolescent years of Canadian identity, detailing how these landscapes — mostly of the Canadian Shield and painted mainly by Toronto urbanites — came to be imprinted on our national DNA.”
Art For War and Peace