A contextual study of a Newfoundland folk artist : Patrick J. Murphy, Bell Island

Tye, Diane (1981) A contextual study of a Newfoundland folk artist : Patrick J. Murphy, Bell Island. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This contextual study of folk art examines the work of one Newfoundland painter and wood sculptor, Patrick J. Murphy from Bell Island, Conception Bay. It was found that the folk art has a variety of uses and functions for both artists and community. A profitable pastime, a means of exchange in reciprocal dealings, and most importantly, as a channel through which to communicate an esoteric vision of the past, the art is valuable and important to the lives of Pat Murphy and his fellow Bell Islanders.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/9847
Item ID: 9847
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 239-259.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Folklore
Date: 1981
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Avalon Peninsula--Bell Island
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Murphy, Patrick J., 1917-; Folk art--Newfoundland and Labrador--Bell Island; Bell Island (N.L.)

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