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Claire Wilks
Claire Wilks

Claire Wilks

What the Hand Sees

Edited by Barry Callaghan, Other Claire Wilks


176 Pages, 12.25 x 12.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $25.95 (US $25.95) (CA $34.95)

Publication Date: November 2018

ISBN 9781550967333

Rights: US, CA, AU, NZ, EUR & SAM

Exile Editions (Nov 2018)

Price: $25.95


A celebration of the whole of Claire Wilks' work and her presence in the world as a woman of great character and a singular artist, the book presents her career—with ample selections of her drawings, sculptures, and monoprints—including appearances in Rome, Stockholm, Jerusalem, Zagreb, New York, Venice, Mexico City and, of course, her home town, Toronto. In the company of her works are commentaries, critical responses, poems, photographs, and art by many who were touched by her career and personality.

Author Biography

Barry Callaghan was Claire Wilks' partner for 47 years. He has published over 20 books. He founded the literary journal Exile, A Literary Quarterly (now ELQ/Exile) and in 1976, the publishing house, Exile Editions. He remains as editor-in-chief of both. He taught contemporary literature for 37 years, and is now Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Scholar, York University. Claire Wilks is a Canadian artist who worked in drawing, brush drawing, lithography, monoprinting, and sculpture in bronze and clay.