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WATSON, Edith

Naissance
East Windsor Hill, Connecticut, 1861
Décès
Florida, 1943
Notice biographique
Before turning to photography Edith Watson painted and exhibited along with her sister, Amelia, who was a successful watercolourist. In the 1890s she studied photography under the tutelage of her uncle, Sereno Watson, who taught photography at Harvard University. In 1896 Watson travelled to Canada and spent the next 35 years traveling across the country photographing rural life. She concentrated on images of women at work in a variety of rural communities, including Newfoundland outposts, Doukhobor communities in British Columbia, and Haida villages on the West Coast. In 1911 Watson met Bermudian journalist Victoria Hayward. The two lived and worked together for many years, writing numerous magazine articles and publishing a book of photography entitled "Romantic Canada" in 1922. Watson also did publicity shots for hotels, railway lines, and various other companies. Her photographs were exhibited at the Boston Art Club, the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco, and, more recently, at the Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery in Halifax in 1992.
Médias
Photography
Watercolour
Lieux de conservation des dossiers et archives
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, ON
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
McCord Museum Archives, QC
BIBLIOGRAPHIE

Documents sur l'artiste
Carlevaris, Anna Maria. Photography, Immigration, and Canadianism: 1896-1921 Montreal: Concordia University, 1992.
Carlevaris, Anna Maria. "Edith S. Watson and Romantic Canada (1922)." History of Photography 20.2 (Summer 1996): 163-165.
Hayward, Victoria, and Edith S. Watson. "Canadian Home Industries and Simple Handicrafts." The Canadian Magazine Mar. 1925: 34-37, 61.
Hayward, Victoria, and Edith S. Watson. "Mennonites of Manitoba." The Canadian Magazine May 1925: 102-103.
Jones, Laura. Rediscovery: Canadian Women Photographers 1841-1941, May 13th-June 27th, 1983. London, Ontario: London Regional Art Gallery, 1983.
Petteys, Chris, et al. Dictionary of Women Artists: An International Dictionary of Women Artists Born Before 1900. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1985.
Rooney, Frances. Edith S. Watson: Rural Canadians at Work, 1890-1920. Sackville, New Brunswick: Owens Art Gallery, 1991.
Rooney, Frances. Extraordinary Women Explorers. Toronto: Second Story Press, 2005.
Rooney, Frances. My Dear, Dear Edith. Galiano Island, British Columbia: Nuse Gallery, 1994.
Rooney, Frances. Working Light: The Wandering Life of Photographer Edith S. Watson. Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1996.
Rooney, Frances. "Edith S. Watson, Photographer, and Victoria Hayward, Writer." Fireweed 13 (1982): 60-68.
Rooney, Frances. "Edith S. Watson: A Photoessay." Canadian Woman Studies / Les cahiers de la femme 7.3 (Fall 1986): 48-49.
Rooney, Frances. "Edith S. Watson: Photographing Women in Rural Canada." International Journal of Canadian Studies 11 (Mar. 1995): 185-194.
Rooney, Frances. "Finding Edith Watson." Resources for Feminist Research / Documentation sur la recherche féministe 12.1 (Mar. 1983): 26-28.
Rosenblum, Naomi. A History of Women Photographers. New York: Abbeville, 2000.

Documents rédigés par l'artiste
Hayward, Victoria, and Edith S. Watson. Romantic Canada. Toronto: MacMillan, 1922.
Hayward, Victoria, and Edith S. Watson. "Abenaki Basket-makers." The Canadian Magazine (Aug. 1922): 313-320.
Hayward, Victoria, and Edith S. Watson. "Bubble, Bubble, Bubble." The Canadian Magazine (Jan. 1920): 213-219.
Hayward, Victoria, and Edith S. Watson. "Foreign Women Who Work for Canada." The Canadian Magazine (Nov. 1918): 553-563.
Hayward, Victoria, and Edith S. Watson. "Indian Lorette." The Canadian Magazine (Apr. 1920): 495-502.
Hayward, Victoria, and Edith S. Watson. "Jobin - The Wood-carver." The Canadian Magazine (Dec. 1922): 20-100.
Hayward, Victoria, and Edith S. Watson. "Mine Host - the Mennonite." The Canadian Magazine (Nov. 1921): 63-70.
Hayward, Victoria, and Edith S. Watson. "Papyri Truly Canadian." The Canadian Magazine (Dec. 1923): 87-99.
Hayward, Victoria, and Edith S. Watson. "Rediscovering Bermuda." The Canadian Magazine (Jan. 1925): 516-525.
Hayward, Victoria, and Edith S. Watson. "Romance and the Two-wheeled Cart." The Canadian Magazine (Jul. 1922): 236-242.
Hayward, Victoria, and Edith S. Watson. "Sea-Coast Homes of our Maritime Provinces." The Canadian Magazine (Dec. 1921): 99-100.
Hayward, Victoria, and Edith S. Watson. "The Doukhobours, A Community Race in Canada." The Canadian Magazine (Sept. 1918): 457-468.
Hayward, Victoria, and Edith S. Watson. "The Indians of Alert Bay." The Canadian Magazine (Sept. 1918): 371-392.
Hayward, Victoria, and Edith S. Watson. "Vikings of the North." Outing 70 (Mar. 1917): 688-695.
Hayward, Victoria, and Edith S. Watson. "Wayside Crosses and Garden Shrines." The Canadian Magazine (Dec. 1920): 137-144.
Hayward, Victoria, and Edith S. Watson. "Women Workers in Canada." The Canadian Magazine (Feb. 1918): 386-396.
Watson, Edith S. "Illustrating Homely Industries of Doukhobors Settled in British Columbia." The Canadian Magazine 56 (Dec. 1920): 129-136.
Watson, Edith S. "Where Time Stands Still: A Camera Trip [to Newfoundland]." Outing (Mar. 1915): 681-688.

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