Canada through the eyes of Arbuckle.(in memoriam - Franklin (Archie) Arbuckle)(Obituary)

When Maclean's held its 90th-anniversary party in 1995, a star attraction was a slight man in his late-80s who seemed startled by his acclaim. Franklin (Archie) Arbuckle shouldn't have been. To many art lovers and Maclean's readers of a certain age, Arbuckle is often seen as Canada's Norman Rockwell (although Arbuckle's admirers insist, less precious in style, with a better sense of humour). In the 1940s and '50s, he produced more than 100 covers for us: they provide vibrant images of Canadian life in that era.

Arbuckle's paintings are now found among the country's most important art galleries and private collections (as well as within our editorial office). You can find samples of his work in this issue, starting on page 48. …

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