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HOOVER, Dorothy Haines

Born
Toronto, Ontario, 1904
Died
Toronto, Ontario, 1995
Biography synopsis
Dorothy Haines Hoover studied art under her father Frederick S. Haines, a skilled painter and engraver. In 1924 she received a B.A. in Modern History from the University of Toronto, and after graduating began working as a guide at the Royal Ontario Museum. In 1947, she gave lectures in the post-war programme of Museum Research Studies at the Ontario College of Arts. From 1952 to 1968 she doubled as lecturer and head librarian at the college, and was also editor of the alumni newsletter. In 1987 the library at OCAD was renamed The Dorothy. H. Hoover Library in honor of her years of service with the school. Although Hoover studied art with her father as a young woman it was only after her marriage to G.L.J. Hoover in the 1930s that she began to pursue her own practice more seriously. During her career she exhibited with the Ontario Society of Artists and the Royal Canadian Academy (1933-1937). Hoover is known for her floral still life paintings, landscapes and coastal scenes, rendered in watercolour and oil paint.
Media used
Painting
Education
University of Toronto, ? - 1924
File & Archive locations
Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, QC
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Writings about
"Library Named for Hoover." The Globe and Mail 02 May 1987: C6.
Brigden, F.H. "A Review of the Arts at the Canadian National Exhibition, 1932." Journal, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (Oct. 1932): 230-232.
Hughes, Margaret E. A Guide to Canadian Painters. Toronto: King's Printer, 1940.
MacDonald, Colin S. The Dictionary of Canadian Artists. (Volumes 1-8 by Colin S. MacDonald, and volume 9 by Anne Newlands and Judith Parker) Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 2009
http://www.rcip-chin.gc.ca/application/aac-aic/description-about.app?lang=en.
Prakash, A. K. Independent Spirit: Early Canadian Women's Art. Buffalo, New York: Firefly Books, 2008.
Roundstone Council for the Arts & Canadian Art Publications. Canadian Artists in Exhibition/Artistes canadiens en exposition. Toronto: Roundstone Council for the Arts & Canadian Art Publications, 1973.
Westbridge, Anthony R. The Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction. Vancouver: Westbridge Publications, 2001.

Writings by
Hoover, Dorothy Haines. J.W. Beatty Toronto, Ontario: Ryerson Press, 1948.

Full text pdfs of exhibition reviews
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition.: (Montreal, November 21, 1935) "The Fifty-Sixth Exhibition of the Canadian Academy."  Montreal Star  November 22, 1935.  p.13.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition.: (Montreal, November 21, 1935) "Art Gallery Scene of R.C.A. Exhibition. Paintings and Other Works from Various Canadian Points Total 444. Much Good Portraiture."  Gazette (Montreal)  November 23, 1935.  p.19.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 18, 1937) "Royal Canadian Academy Show is Opened at Art Association. Portraiture Represented by Good Examples and Landscapes as Usual Predominate."  Gazette (Montreal)  November 19, 1937.  p.12.   Full-text pdf

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