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Wheeler, John Austin

J. Wheeler was one of the prominent Knowlton photographers of the period. Wheeler has his own studio in Knowlton from 1890 to 1897. He specialised in portraits which can be found in this collection of photographs.

Lindsay, Doreen (1934- )

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  • Person
  • 1934-

Doreen Lindsay was born in London, Ontario in 1934. She studied at École Technique de Beal, London, Instituto Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal and Concordia University, Montréal. She has lived in Québec since 1959.
Excerpted from La Gravure au Québec (1940-1980) / Des aventures individuelles. by Gilles Daigneault and Ginette Deslauriers.

Hall, Thomas Herbert (1885-1972 )

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  • Person
  • 1885-1972

Thomas Herbert Hall was a commercial artist and illustrator who was born March 6th 1885 Hemsworth (Ackworth) Yorkshire England. His love for the Canadian landscape, wildlife and the outdoors was evident in his endless paintings during 1907-1972. A member of the Mortimer team, Tom Hall commercial works included posters, calendars and magazine cover work. His preferred media were oils, water, charcoal, pastels , paper and ink. He died April 17th 1972 at the Lakeshore Hospital Montréal Québec
Bio excerpted from Tom Hall website: http://www.tomhallart.ca

Laliberté, Norman (1925- )

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  • Person
  • 1925--

Mr. Laliberté was born in Worcester, Massachusetts but was raised in Montréal. He studied art at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, the Chicago Institute of Design, Canbrook Academy of Arts, Illinois Institute of Technology, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame University and he received an Honourary Doctorate from McGill University in 1986. In the mid-sixties he did a series of painting and banners illustrating medieval scenes incorporating much of the symbolism and ceremony associated with the Middle Ages.
Excerpted from source: Bernatchez, Raymond, "Un Canadien errant à Westmount et un autre, à Laval, qui devrait voyager",. La Presse, 19 avril, 1997.

Morgan, David (1943-2011)

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  • Person
  • 1943-2011

David Morgan was born in Montréal, Québec in 1943. In his lifetime, he traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Although these experiences influenced David’s Work, his roots were firmly tied to the Montréal-Eastern Townships region area. It is in this region that he painted and taught for forty years.
In the early 1960s, David graduated from the Montréal Museum of School of Art and Design where he studied painting under Arthur Lismer (1885-1969). He was awarded a one-year scholarship to study etching and engraving techniques with printmaker Moe Reinblatt (1917-1979). In 1982, David graduated from Bishop’s University with a B.A. Honours in Political Science. In 1994, he graduated from McGill University where he completed a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies. Within this broader scope of study, David never lost sight of its relevance to the world of Fine Arts. His McGill Master’s thesis was entitled The Origin and Use of Compositional Geometry in Christian Painting.
Throughout forty years, David taught Art and Art History at a variety of academic levels. He was an instructor of drawing, painting, design and printmaking at the Montréal Museum School of Art and Design; at Bishop’s College School he was the Art Master for seven years. Over the course of twenty-two years, Morgan taught Art History and Criticism as well as studio courses at Champlain College in Lennoxville; he also lectured in Art History at Bishop’s University.
From 1986 to 1990, Morgan developed and operated the David Morgan Art Gallery in Lennoxville, where he show cased works of contemporary, as well as late 19th and early 20th century art. When Morgan retired from teaching at Champlain College in 1997, he concentrated on his own painting and his ongoing work as a board member of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, which is dedicated to helping artists from around the world in their formative years.
Numerous galleries in Eastern Canada including the Gallery Moos in Montréal, the Neate Gallery in Halifax and Nancy Poole’s Studio in London, Ontario, have represented David Morgan over the years. His work may be found in several in several prominent collection such as the Bronfman Collection of the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, The Royal Bank of Canada Head Office at Place Ville Marie, Bishop’s University, Bishop’s College School, and several private collections in Canada and Europe. In addition, David’s work has been represented in such exhibitions as Man and His World (1969) in Montréal, the New Acquisitions show at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts in 1969 and again in the Museum’s collection show in 1976, and the Festival Lennoxville in 1972 and 1974. General exhibitions have also been held at the Royal Bank in Lennoxville, the Mill in North Hatley, the Waterville Gallery, the Piggery Theatre in North Hatley and the Rose Window in Knowlton. David Morgan died in Kingston Ontario in 2011.

Source from exhibition "David Morgan, 1943-2011 A Retrospective Interior Landscapes" held at Bishop's University Library , November 2012.

Hudspeth, Robert Norman (1862-1943)

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  • Person
  • 1862-1943

Robert Norman Hudspeth (1862-1943) was born in Caledonia, Ontario. As a young man, he studied Theology at Trinity in Toronto, but was never ordained. Bishop’s Principal Adams appointed him as a lecturer in Natural Sciences and then, three years later, he was appointed lecturer in Physics and Chemistry.
Mr. Hudspeth was a man of considerable musical ability, organizing the Choral Society in Lennoxville as well as directing the Lyric Club at Bishop’s. He played the piano, cello and organ. For a time he was the organist at St. George’s Church and his name appears on many musical programs as a cello soloist or with a string ensemble.
In 1895, Mr. Hudspeth took two years off to study art and sculpture in Paris. He was a member of the Ontario Society of Art and exhibited at the Toronto Industrial Exhibition at the turn of the century. He was primarily known for his portraits, landscapes and miniatures. In 1908, The New York Water Color Club accepted a landscape by him for its annual exhibition. One of his miniatures was accepted by the Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Paintings and in 1933 one of his miniatures won Honourable Mention at the Salon in Paris. Mr. Hudspeth’s interest in art included making pottery, which was known as Kilnburn Pottery, of which a number of pieces were shown at the exhibition of the Royal Canadian Art Association in Montreal in 1909. He experimented in his lab with various chemical combination to make rare and unusual glazes that made his pieces unique.
In 1909, he moved to Concord, Massachusetts, where he continued to teach and pursue his career in art. Before he left Lennoxville, he did this portrait of The Reverend Archibald Campbell Scarth, Rector of St. George’s Anglican Church and presented it to the church.
He died in 1943 at the age of 81.
(Excerpted from notes by Christine Ljungkull and Janet Motyer, 1993)

Goltzius, Hendrick (1558-1617)

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  • Person
  • 1558-1617

Hendrick Goltzius was a Dutch artist born in Muhlbracht, The Netherlands in 1558. Goltzius arrived in Haarlem at age nineteen. Two years later, he married a rich widow who helped him set up a workshop. He left Haarlem only once to visit Germany and Italy in 1590 to 1591, bringing home a more classical, naturalistic art that shifted Dutch artists away from the eccentric Mannerist style. His panoramic, open-air drawings of Holland's scenery, among the earliest Dutch landscapes, paved the way for younger artists like Rembrandt van Rijn.
Famous for his printmaking, Goltzius worked in secret and never showed an unfinished work. By 1600 he had abandoned the burin for the brush. His eyesight was failing due to years of painstaking work with engraving tools, and, like his contemporaries, he believed painting to be superior to printmaking. He died in 1617 in Haarlem, Netherlands, never achieving the same quality on panel as he had on paper.

Source: J. Paul Getty Museum http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/artists/415/hendrick-goltzius-dutch-1558-1617/

Harris, Robert (1849-1919)

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  • Person
  • 1849-1919

Robert Harris was born in Vale of Conway, Wales in 1849. In 1856, his family brought him with them to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. As a youngster, he was encouraged by his mother to paint. He graduated from Prince of Wales College, Charlottetown in 1863, began work as a land surveyor, and painted in spare time. It was not until 1867 that he traveled to Europe and visited many art galleries, which inspired him to become a professional painter. He began painting in Charlottetown in 1868 and was commissioned by Executive council of Prince Edward Island to paint speakers in House of Assembly 1871. He studied art in Boston 1873-74 under William Rimmer (1860-1879) and Thomas Dewing (1851-1938) and on return worked as a portrait painter. He returned to Europe for study in 1876-78 and copied old master, including paintings by Velasquez (1599-1660) at the National Gallery London. He studied under Alphonse Legros, (1837-1911) and painted in the atelier of Léon Bonnet (1868-1936) Paris. He painted in both oil and watercolour and completed many portraits including those of Earl of Aberdeen, Lord Strathcona, Lord Minto and Sir John A. Macdonald. He was chartered member of Royal Canadian Academy. He died in 1919 in Montréal and was buried in Charlottetown. Prince Edward Island.

Excerpted from "Early Painters and Engravers in Canada" p.148

Watt, Robin (1896-1964)

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  • Person
  • 1896-1964

"Henry Robertson (Robin) Watt, whose works have been exhibited in the Royal Academy in London, in Paris and in major Canadian galleries, was born in 1896, in Victoria, B.C.
He studied at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and was commissioned in the Green Howard regiment. In World War I he was awarded the Military Cross and Croix de Guerre. He was wounded four times. For a time he served as aide de camp to Sir Arthur Currie, commander of the Canadian Corps.
He resigned from the army in 1920 and began his studies in art at the Slade School in London. He returned to Victoria in 1927. He then went back to England in 1933 and stayed 14 years. In 1948 Mr. Watt returned again to Canada. He died in Montreal in 1964."
Source: New York Times obituary https://www.nytimes.com/1964/09/12/archives/henry-r-watt-67-a-canadian-artist.html

Jack, Richard (1866-1952)

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  • Person
  • 1866-1952

Richard Jack, a British painter, was born in Sunderland, County Durham, United Kingdom in 1866. He trained at the York School of Art, Royal College of Art, Académie Julian and Académie Colarossi. In 1886 he won a National Scholarship to the Royal College of Art and in 1888 he won a Royal College of Art gold medal. He painted portraits, figure subjects, interiors and landscapes and was the first official war artist for Canada in 1916. He died in Montréal, Québec in 1952.
Source Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Jack

Barwick, John A. (1912- ? )

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  • Person
  • 1912- (?)

John A. Barwick, born at Toronto Ontario, December 22, 1912, was known for his portraits and winter landscapes of the Laurentian region of Québec, an area just outside of Montréal. Barwick studied under J.S. (1868-1940) and Hortense Gordon (1886-1961) at Wentworth School of Art in Hamilton, Ontario. He came to Montreal in 1945 and worked as a graphic designer for Brigdens Limited, Rapid, Grip and Batten Limited, E.S. & A. Robinson's Limited and many others. As a portrait painter and landscape artist he was represented by the Walter Klinkhoff Gallery and Colbert Gallery in Montréal, and Roberts Gallery in Toronto.
His paintings were shown at Canadian Royal Academy and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Death date (?)
Information excerpted from John Barwick biography by Walter Klinkhoff Gallery, 1992.

Barwick, John A.

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  • Person
  • 1912- (?)

John A. Barwick, born at Toronto Ontario, December 22, 1912, was known for his portraits and winter landscapes of the Laurentian region of Québec, an area just outside of Montréal. Barwick studied under J.S. (1868-1940) and Hortense Gordon (1886-1961) at Wentworth School of Art in Hamilton, Ontario. He came to Montreal in 1945 and worked as a graphic designer for Brigdens Limited, Rapid, Grip and Batten Limited, E.S. & A. Robinson's Limited and many others. As a portrait painter and landscape artist he was represented by the Walter Klinkhoff Gallery and Colbert Gallery in Montréal, and Roberts Gallery in Toronto.
His paintings were shown at Canadian Royal Academy and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Death date (?)
Information excerpted from John Barwick biography by Walter Klinkhoff Gallery, 1992.

Boothroyd, Lois M. (1885-1956)

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  • Person
  • 1885-1956

Lois M. Boothroyd (1885-1956) was an artist residing on Bishop’s Campus in the early 20th century. She was married to Bishop’s Professor E.E. Boothroyd who taught Philosophy, Economics and Church History.

Boothroyd, Lois M. (1885-1956)

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  • Person
  • 1885-1956

Lois M. Boothroyd (1885-1956) was an artist residing on Bishop’s Campus in the early 20th century. She was married to Bishop’s Professor E.E. Boothroyd who taught Philosophy, Economics and Church History.

Grier, Sir Edmund Wyly (1862-1957)

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  • Person
  • 1862-1957

Born at Melbourne, Australia. Came to Canada in 1876. Studied in London at the Slade School of Art under Professor Alphonse Legros (1837-1911) ; at the Julian Academy in Paris under William A. Bouguereau (1825-1905) and Tony Robert-Fleury (1837-1911) and in Rome at the Sculola Libera. Exhibited in the Royal Academy from 1886-1895, in the National Academy of Design, New York, and at Munich, Berlin and Dusseldorf. Awarded a third class medal at Paris Salon, 1890; a silver medal at the Pan-American Exhibition, 1901. Elected A.R.C.A., 1893, and R.C.A., 1894. A member of O.S.A. since 1898 and President, 1908 -1913.
Source: Newton, MacTavish, "The Fine Arts in Canada"

Milne, Henrietta Kathleen Warren, 1911-2001

Henrietta Kathleen Warren was born on 21 January 1911. She was the daughter of Alice Frances Rattray, known as "Kitty," born in Quebec City (14 September 1881 died Magog 19 April 1968), the daughter of David Rattray and Henrietta Charlotte Ahern and Herbert Lawrence Warren, born London, Ontario (23 April 1881 died 19 June 1952 Cobourg, Ontario) son of Thomas Brimage Warren and Mary Martha Hamilton. Herbert and Alice had three children, all born in Montreal: Herbert Hamilton Warren (25 April 1908- 9 January 1987 Ottawa), Henrietta Kathleen (Kay), and Mary Hamilton Warren (16 February 1913- 2 July 1960 Magog).
Herbert Lawrence Warren was with Mr. Dale, founder of the Warrendale Shirt Company of Montreal. He was also involved with The Montreal Quilting Company. Herbert Hamilton, his son, was Secretary Treasurer of Warrendale for most of his working life. He expanded to include the Belding-Corticelli Company, which included the factory in Coaticook, a lace factory in Ways Mills, a warehouse and a factory in St. Jean sur Richelieu. Herbert Hamilton became a director of Belding-Corticelli, Warrendale, the Montreal Quilting Company, and Iroquois Chemicals.

Henrietta Kathleen graduated from McGill University in 1932. She was married to Harry Austin Milne in 1941. She had two daughters: Catherine (b. 1946) and Jean (b. 1948), who both attended McGill.

Member of the Board since 1971, H. K. Milne became President of the Memphremagog Library in 1974 and assumed this responsability until 1993 when it was municipalized. All those years, she worked hard to defend the interests of the library. Its growth is indeed due to her devoted work. Beyond her noteworthy role in the growth of the Memphremagog Library, her community involvement is represented through her participation in numerous other organizations and projects, such as the founding of Pinecroft Residence in Magog, Social Services Sherbrooke, the Magog District Home and School Association, the 1st Magog Company of Girl Guides, the Sherbrooke Univeristy Women's Club, and the Sherbrooke Hospital Foundation, among other things. Her significant contribution to the community was recognized in 2004 when the Municipality of Magog named a street in her honour.

She also maintained a great interest in the history of Magog and the Eastern Townships, represented by her collection of historical articles and photographs.

H. K. Milne died 5 April 2001 at Magog. She is buried in Pine Hill Cemetery.

Butler, Vaughn

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  • Person
  • 20thc

Vaughn Butler is a Montreal artist who was an instructor of painting and drawing at Bishop's University in 1981.

Piranesi, Giovanni Baptista (1720-1778)

  • Person
  • 1720-1778

An Italian etcher, archaeologist, designer, theorist, and architect, Giovanni Battista Piranesi was born in Venice. His uncle, a designer and hydraulics engineer, taught him the art of drawing. During his early years, he studied stage design and intricate systems of perspective composition. Piranesi's prints and drawings reveal his talent for combining dramatic perspectives and architectural fantasies.
When Piranesi was twenty, he moved to Rome and began a careful study of the city's ancient monuments. He began etching inventive views of ancient ruins and modern Roman structures, images that brought him great popularity, and later began a series of etchings of fantastic prison interiors. During his fifties, Piranesi's interest in archaeology took him to southern Italy, where he produced drawings and etchings of Greek architecture. During an expedition, ill health forced him to return to Rome, where he died at the age of fifty-eight.
Piranesi's highly original designs and ideas influenced many artists and literary figures during and beyond his lifetime. Neo-classical designers and early Romantic writers were quick to recognize his eclectic vision. Piranesi's extensive artistic output was dispersed widely through prints sold to Grand Tourists, who often visited his flourishing workshop. His prints were reproduced in great numbers, even after his death. Taken from J. Paul Getty Museum http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/artists/804/giovanni-battista-piranesi-italian-1720-1778/

Piranesi, Giovanni Baptista (1720-1778)

  • Person
  • 1720-1778

An Italian etcher, archaeologist, designer, theorist, and architect, Giovanni Battista Piranesi was born in Venice. His uncle, a designer and hydraulics engineer, taught him the art of drawing. During his early years, he studied stage design and intricate systems of perspective composition. Piranesi's prints and drawings reveal his talent for combining dramatic perspectives and architectural fantasies.
When Piranesi was twenty, he moved to Rome and began a careful study of the city's ancient monuments. He began etching inventive views of ancient ruins and modern Roman structures, images that brought him great popularity, and later began a series of etchings of fantastic prison interiors. During his fifties, Piranesi's interest in archaeology took him to southern Italy, where he produced drawings and etchings of Greek architecture. During an expedition, ill health forced him to return to Rome, where he died at the age of fifty-eight.
Piranesi's highly original designs and ideas influenced many artists and literary figures during and beyond his lifetime. Neo-classical designers and early Romantic writers were quick to recognize his eclectic vision. Piranesi's extensive artistic output was dispersed widely through prints sold to Grand Tourists, who often visited his flourishing workshop. His prints were reproduced in great numbers, even after his death.
Taken from J. Paul Getty Museum http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/artists/804/giovanni-battista-piranesi-italian-1720-1778/

Correia, Jean Michel (1958- )

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  • Person
  • 1958-

Originally from France, artist Jean-Michel Correia (1958- ) has been established in Montréal for many years. His academic background in architecture and fine arts led him to studio arts, which he has been practising for 35 years. At once colourful and minimalist, his works have been exhibited in cities such as Paris, New York, Miami, and Seoul. Jean-Michel Correia has taught in the Design department of the Faculté de l’aménagement at the Université de Montréal, and in the Master’s program in Pratiques artistiques actuelles at the Université de Sherbrooke. He is also a curator, an art critic, and a doctoral candidate in Études et pratiques des arts at UQAM.
Excerpted from La Galerie Blanche https://galerieblanche.com/en/artist/jean-michel-correia-2/

Garside, Thomas Hilton (1906-1980 )

  • Person
  • 1906-1980

Born in Duckenfield, England, in 1906, Thomas Garside arrived in Canada in 1914. Later he studied at the Monument National at nights under Edmond Dyonnet and Adam Sheriff Scott and at the Montréal Art Association under Paul Caron and W.H. Taylor. His subjects included scenes for the Laurentian region, Baie St. Paul, Cape Cod, Murray Bay, Newfoundland and Eastern Townships of Québec. He died in Montréal in 1980.

Excerpted from Colin S. MacDonald, Dictionary of Canadian Artists, Volume 2, Canadian paperbacks, 3rd edition, 1977.

Call, Frank Oliver (1878-1956)

  • Person
  • 1878-1956

Frank Oliver Call, poet, travel, write and professor, was born in West Brome, Québec in 1878. A life-long academic, Call received his BA with first class honours in French and English (1905) and his MA (1908) from Bishop’s University. He later attended the universities of Paris and Marburg, earning his DCL (Doctor of Civil Law), and conducting his post-graduate studies at McGill University. From 1908 until his retirement, Call served as a professor of modern languages at McGill and Bishop’s University. He is considered a key transitional figure in the evolution of Canadian poetry. Call’s poetic style is seen as a bridge between the Victorian-styled Confederation poetry of Bliss Carman (1861-1929), Archibald Lampman (1861-1899) and Duncan Campbell Scott (1862-1947) and the modernist work of such poets as E.J. Pratt (1882-1964) and Dorothy Livesay (1909-1996).
Frank Oliver Call won the Québec Literary Competition Award in 1924 for his sonnet collection Blue Homespun. He served as president of the Eastern Townships Art Association (1942-43) and was a member of the advisory council on awards for Canadian Poetry Magazine (1936-45), the Canadian Authors Association and Pen Club.
Professor Call died at Knowlton Québec in 1956.

Frank Oliver Call/ the Canadian Encyclopedia, excerpted from Article by Rodger J. Moran

Onley, Toni (1928-2004)

  • Person
  • 1928-2004

Toni Onley was born in Douglas, Isle of Man, on November 20, 1928. He studied painting at the Douglas School of Fine Arts and was later a student of architecture for two years. He came to Canada in 1948 and studied at the Doon School of Fine Arts, Doon, Ontario. In 1958, he was awarded a scholarship to the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where he studied with Mexican artist James Pinto (1907-1987). Pinto's abstract impressionistic paintings inspired him to experiment with non-objective painting and collage, and later to produce his major period of abstract painting in the sixties. He then lived in Vancouver, B.C. and in September 1966 went to live in Victoria where he taught in the Department of Fine Art at the University of Victoria.
His work is part of many public collections around the world, including the Tate Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Library of Congress, Washington; National Gallery of Canada; Canada Council Art Bank; Vancouver Art Gallery; and Bishop's University.
He died in Vancouver, British Columbia in 2004.
Excerpted from Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Permanent Collection, 1968 ,and Gallery 78, Fredericton New Brunswick, " Artists of British Columbia" Exhibition March, 1990 pamphlets.

de Molina, Valentino [Count] (1879-1954)

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  • Person
  • 1879-1954

Born at Savannah, Georgia. Studied at the Académie Julian, Paris, under Jean Paul Laurens and Lucien Simon. Lived for a time (c. 1915-16) at Lennoxville, Québec.
Excerpted from The National Gallery of Canada by R. H. Hubbard. University of Toronto Press 1959.

Notman, William (1826-1891) Fraser, John Arthur (1838-1898)

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  • Person
  • W. Notman (1826-1891) and J.A. Fraser (1838-1898)

William Notman was a photographer and businessperson who was born in 1826 in Paisley, Scotland and died in Montreal in 1891. John Arthur Fraser was an artist and businessperson who was born in 1838 in London, England and died in 12898 in New York City. In 1860, Mr. Fraser was engaged as an artist by the Montreal firm of William Notman, not only to tint portrait photographs but also to head the newly formed Art Department.
Excerpted from Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Dennis Reid

Ferron, Marcelle (1924-2001)

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  • Person
  • 1924-2001

Marcelle Ferron was born in Louiseville, near Trois-Rivières, in 1924. After studying at the École des Beaux-Arts de Québec (1941-1942) under the direction of Jean-Paul Lemieux, she distinguished herself on the Montreal scene of the mid forties among other young artists working towards a new vision of art. Having met Paul-Émile Borduas in 1945, she participated in the Automatist adventure and its various exhibitions and manifestations from 1946 to 1953. A co-signor of the “Refus global”, Ferron remained faithful throughout her career to the aesthetic principles underlying the Automatist movement, namely the respect of gesture as an essential feature of authentic artistic expression. A long stay in Paris, from 1953 to 1965, brought her closer to the proponents of lyrical abstraction. Her abstract paintings, agitated by tumultuous bursts, crossing movements and contrasts, gradually gave way to brilliant colors contrasted with very pure whites. As an activist, she became implicated, upon her return to Quebec in 1966, in various democratic struggles. During that period, she was also fascinated by the properties of antique glass and its possibilities as a medium. She began researching glass production methods and their application in the composition of stained glass, glass windows and skylights. As a master glassmaker, Ferron made many contributions to architecture and public art. Being the first female artist to receive the prestigious Paul-Émile Borduas prize, she inspired a whole generation of artists working to secure a place for women in the arts. Her impact on the development of Quebec art as well as in the political social spheres in Quebec has been stressed more than once. In addition to winning the silver medal of the Biennale of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1961, she was named Grand Officer of the Ordre national du Quebec in 2000. That same year, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal held a major retrospective which traced the great emotion and rigor of her work. Marcelle Ferron died in Montreal in 2001.
(Source : Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal)

Warren, Emily M.W. (1869-1956)

  • Person
  • 1869-1956

Emily Mary Bibbens Warren was a British Canadian artist and illustrator. She worked in ink, watercolour, oil, gouache, and graphite. Her favourite subjects included gardens, landscape, and interiors and exteriors of buildings. She is well known for sunlight beaming through stained glass windows.
Emily Warren instigated a successful movement to have John Ruskin's home, Brantwood, made into a museum. She lectured before Ruskin Societies.
She took a course in architecture by Sir Bannister Fletcher. She graduated from the Royal College of Art, South Kensington. She took certificates in biology, botany and geology. She moved to Canada in 1919 and lived in Ottawa, Ontario. She lived in Montreal, Quebec from 1928 to 1934. She died in Dunrobin, Ontario in 1956.
She was a member of the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Watercolour Society, the Old Dudley Arts Society, the Aberdeen Society of Arts and the Society of Women Artists. She was a member of the Committee for Preservation of Memorials in London.
Critical success
In 1921 she was commissioned by Sir Robert Borden to come to Canada to complete two large canvasses. One, a painting entitled Canada's Tribute, The Great War 1914–1919 and two, Placing the Canadian Colours on Wolfe's Monument in Westminster Abbey. The Canada Tribute paintings were initially hung in the Parliament Buildings but have been hung in the Sir Arthur Currie Memorial Hall of the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario since 1947.
She traveled and painted in British Columbia, Belgium, Scotland and France. She exhibited in England. She illustrated Homes and Haunts of John Ruskin by E.T. Cook. She gave lectures in Canada in the 1920s and 1930s illustrated by 1900 handcoloured glass slides reproducing her own paintings. Half of the 1900 slides are in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, along with an extensive collection of correspondence, lecture notes, and biographical material. Two boxes of slides of drawings of individual generals' faces and of flags, preliminary drawings for her paintings, Canada's Tribute and Placing the Canadian Colours on Wolfe's Monument in Westminster Abbey, are in the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa. https://www.revolvy.com/page/Emily-Warren-(artist)?uid=1575

Hilts, Alvin (1908- 1991 )

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  • Person
  • 1908-1991

Mr. Alvin Hilts, RCA, OSA, was born in Newmarket, Ontario on May 2, 1908. He studied at the Ontario College of Art with sculptor Emanuel Hahn (1881-1957) and apprenticed with sculptors Frances Loring (1887-1968) and Florence Wyle (1881-1968) in their studios where he also learned portraiture, reliefs and 3-D figures. Florence Wyle made him her protégé. His commissions include War Memorial for Government of Canada, Newmarket, sculpture for Holy Trinity Church, Welland, and R.S. McLaughlin Collegiate, Oshawa. He was a member of Sculptors Society of Canada from (1931-1972) and President from 1956-1958. He died in Peterborough County, Ontario, in 1991.

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