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ARTHURS, Annie J.

Born
Toronto, Ontario, 1845
Died
, 1927
Biography synopsis
This painter of genre and portraits in oil had an international training, studying in Milan, Florence and Paris. Her work was shown at the exhibitions of the Ontario Society of Artists (1875) and the Royal Canadian Academy (1880) and she participated in the Toronto Industrial Exhibition (1879) and the Canadian National Exhibition (1927), where she won a bronze medal.
Media used
Painting
Education
Private study (under J. Colin Forbes)
Académie Julian, Paris
File & Archive locations
Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Writings about
Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon: Die bildenden Künstler aller Zeiten und Völker. Leipzig: G. K. Saur, 1992.
Harper, J. Russell. Early Painters and Engravers in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1970.
Hughes, Margaret E. A Guide to Canadian Painters. Toronto: King's Printer, 1940.
McMann, Evelyn de Rostaing. Royal Canadian Academy of Arts/Académie royale des arts du Canada: Exhibitions and Members 1880-1979. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1981.
Petteys, Chris, et al. Dictionary of Women Artists: An International Dictionary of Women Artists Born Before 1900. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1985.
Simpson, Kieran, ed. Canadian Who's Who, 1936. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1936.

Full text pdfs of exhibition reviews
Ontario Society of Artists Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, June 18, 1874) "The Art Exhibition in the Music Hall"  Globe (Toronto)  June 18, 1874.  p. 2.   Full-text pdf
Ontario Society of Artists Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, May 06, 1875) "Ontario Society of Artists. Third Annual Exhibition."  Toronto Daily Mail  May 05, 1875.  p.4.   Full-text pdf
Ontario Society of Artists Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, May 06, 1875) "The Art Exhibition for 1875. Second Notice."  Globe (Toronto)  May 06, 1875.  p. 2.   Full-text pdf
Women's Art Association of Canada (Tor) - 8th Annual Spring Exhibition: (Robert's Art Galleries, April 04, 1896) "Women And Art. Annual Exhibition of the Woman's Art Association. Purely Canadian Exhibits. Great Discretion Exercised in the Selection of Paintings. Lieutenant-Governor Kirkpatrick and Party Present at the Opening-The Exhibit Open Till the 17."  Globe and Mail  April 07, 1896.  p.8.   Full-text pdf
Women's Art Association of Canada (Tor) - 8th Annual Spring Exhibition: (Robert's Art Galleries, April 04, 1896) "ART"  Toronto Saturday Night  April 11, 1896.  p.9.   Full-text pdf
Ontario Society of Artists Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, March 18, 1922) Hector Charlesworth.  "Past and Present Among the Painters. Retrospective and Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibitions of the O.S.A."  Toronto Saturday Night  April 01, 1922.  p.3.   Full-text pdf

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