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KALLMEYER, Minnie

Born
Detroit, Michigan, 1882
Died
Toronto, Ontario, 1947
Biography synopsis
A celebrated artist during the first decades of the 20th century, Minnie Kallmeyer was best known for her Canadian and English landscapes, from fishing scenes to quaint cottages. She was born in the United States but came to Toronto as a young girl. She studied under F. McGillivray Knowles at the Central Ontario School of Art and also pursued private study under J. W. Beatty. Kallmeyer later went to Europe to continue her training, studying in Munich under Walter Thor, and in Paris with Richard Miller. Upon her return to Canada, she began exhibiting with the Ontario Society of Artists, eventually joining this association in 1922. Kallmeyer was recognized as one of Canada's most accomplished women artists by Newton Mactavish in 1925, and her ability to evoke the many moods and colours of the Canadian landscape was remarked upon by the Globe and Mail during an exhibition of her work at the Eaton's Fine Art Galleries in 1933. One of her works, entitled "Hartung's Wharf, Boothbay Harbour, Maine" can be found in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada.
Media used
Oil
Painting
Education
Ontario College of Art & Design (formerly Ontario School of Art) (under F. McGillivray Knowles)
Private study (under J. W. Beatty (Toronto, Ont.))
Private study (under Walter Thor (Munich, Germany))
Private study (under Richard Miller (Paris, France))
Memberships
Ontario Society of Artists, 1922
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
University of Guelph, ON - Archival & Special Collections
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Writings about
"Art and Artists, Canadian Landscapes and Marines Appear in Attractive Form in the Exhibition by Miss Minnie Kallmeyer." Globe (Toronto) 11 Nov. 1933.
"Canadian Artist Dead." Whig-Standard (Kingston) 24 Mar. 1947.
"Miss Kallmeyer Noted Artist, Dies." Telegram (Toronto) 24 Mar. 1947.
"Miss Kallmeyer Painter, Passes." Free Press (London) 24 Mar. 1947.
"One-Man Exhibitions in Local Galleries." Mail & Empire (Toronto) 13 Nov. 1933.
"Toronto Artist Won Distinction." Globe and Mail (Toronto) 24 Mar. 1947.
"Two Toronto Women Artists..." Toronto Saturday Night 6 Dec. 1924.
"Was Born at Riga Paints Horses Here." Star (Toronto) 22 Apr. 1922.
"Well Known Artists Dies." Halifax Chronicle 24 Mar. 1947.
Brymner, William, et al.. "News and Views: Pictures in the Dining Hall" O.A.C. Review 41. 3 (November 1928): 103, 104.
Bull, William Perkins. The Perkins Bull Collection: Historical Paintings by Canadian Artists Illustrating Pioneers and Pioneering in the County of Peel. Brampton, Ontario: Printed privately, 1934.
Hubbard, R. H. The National Gallery of Canada Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. Ottawa: Published for the Trustees by University of Toronto Press, 1957.
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.
MacTavish, Newton. The Fine Arts in Canada. Toronto: Macmillan, 1925.
Ontario Society of Artists. Catalogue of the Fifty-First Annual Exhibition of the Ontario Society of Artists, 1923. 1923.
Ontario Society of Artists. Catalogue of the Fourty-Eighth Annual Exhibition of the Ontario Society of Artists, 1920. Toronto: 1920.
Robert Simpson Company Galleries. Small Picture Exhibition by Members of the O.S.A. Toronto: 1924.
Robson, Albert Henry. Canadian Landscape Painters. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1932.
T. Eaton Co. Ltd. Gallery. An Exhibition of Paintings by Miss Minnie Kallmeyer, O.S.A. Toronto: 1926.
Tapper, Lawrence F.. A Biographical Dictionary of Canadian Jewry, 1909-1914 Teaneck, N. J.: Avotaynu, 1992.
Volden, Donna. "Introductory Essay." Nutana Collegiate Memorial Art Gallery Permanent Collection. Saskatoon: Nutana Collegiate, 1995.
W. Scott and Sons' Galleries. Thumb-Box Exhibition To Be Held by Canadian Artists. Toronto: 1908.
Women's News Service, Inc.. Women of 1924: International Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co., 1924.

Full text pdfs of exhibition reviews
Ontario Society of Artists Annual Exhibition.: (Toronto, February 23, 1906) "Artists' Society Exhibition."  Globe (Toronto)  February 24, 1906.  p.16.   Full-text pdf
Ontario Society of Artists Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, March 31, 1911) M.L.A.F..  "Women Artists Are Fast Increasing in Numbers. They Total Over a Third of the Exhibitors at the Present Show - Descriptions of Some of the More Notable Canvasses."  Toronto Star  April 07, 1911.  p.10.   Full-text pdf
Ontario Society of Artists Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, March 09, 1912) "New Talent at the Art Exhibit. Interest Centres in Paintings of Princess Patricia. Work Shows Much Merit."  The Globe (Toronto)  March 09, 1912.  p.8.   Full-text pdf
The Joint Annual Exhibition of the RCA and the OSA: (Toronto; Montreal (Fall), April 05, 1918) "War-time Note in Academy Pictures. Camouflaged Shipping the Subject of Some Historically Interesting Works. Standard Maintained. Painters Producing Fewer Works Evidenced by Showing Pictures Exhibited Last Spring in Toronto."  Gazette (Montreal)  November 22, 1918.  p.11.   Full-text pdf
Ontario Society of Artists Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, March 08, 1919) "O.S.A. Annual Exhibition. Colour, Vigour and Originality Chief Characteristics of the Works. Great War Records."  Globe (Toronto)  March 08, 1919.  p.8.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 18, 1920) "Art of Canadians Well Represented."  Gazette (Montreal)  November 19, 1920.  p.9.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, November 17, 1921) Hector Charlesworth.  "Impressions of the Royal Canadian Academy."  Toronto Saturday Night  November 26, 1921.  p.5.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 16, 1922) "High Standard Set by R.C.A. Pictures. Forty-Fourth Exhibition Opened With Private View Last Night."  Gazette (Montreal)  November 17, 1922.  p.9.   Full-text pdf
Ontario Society of Artists Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, March 10, 1923) Hector Charlesworth.  "The O.S.A. Exhibition. Jazz by the New School; but Some Works of Real Appeal."  Toronto Saturday Night  March 24, 1923.  p.3.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, November 22, 1923) A. S. Wrenshall.  "Toronto"  American Art News  December 01, 1923.  22.8: p.9.   Full-text pdf
Ontario Society of Artists Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, March 07, 1925) Hector Charlesworth.  "Ontario Society of Artists. Brilliant Portraiture the Outstanding Feature of This Year's Show."  Toronto Saturday Night  March 14, 1925.  p.3.   Full-text pdf
Ontario Society of Artists Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, March 06, 1926) M.L.F..  "Gagen's Last Exhibit in O.S.A. Annual Show. Increased Wall Space at The Grange of Advantage to Pictures. Sea in All It's Moods. Discriminating Ramble Through Fine Collection of Landscape Work."  Toronto Star  March 06, 1926.  p.16.   Full-text pdf
Ontario Society of Artists Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, March 06, 1926) Hector Charlesworth.  "Ontario Society of Artists Present Year's Exhibition of Higher Average Quality Than for Several Years."  Toronto Saturday Night  April 03, 1926.  p.5.   Full-text pdf
Ontario Society of Artists Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, March 04, 1927) "Progressive Group Takes Hold of Ontario Artists. Exhibition, Opened Last Night, Is Bold Advance on Any Previous Show in Color, Variety, Vibration and Virility-Canadian Optimism is Keynote."  Toronto Star  March 05, 1927.  p.27.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 24, 1927) Albert Laberge.  "Appréciation de quelques toiles du Salon des artistes Canadiens."  La Presse (Montreal)  December 03, 1927.  p.52.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 21, 1929) "R.C.A. Show Opened with Private View. Fifty-first Annual Exhibition Housed in Art Association Galleries."  Gazette (Montreal)  November 22, 1929.  p.18.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 19, 1931) "Wide Range of Art In R.C.A. Exhibition."  Gazette (Montreal)  November 20, 1931.  p.10.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 19, 1931) "Landscapes, Portraits, Water Colors, Sculpture, Viewed at Exhibition of Royal Canadian Academy."  Montreal Star  November 25, 1931.  p.11.   Full-text pdf
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: (, 1936) Fred H. Brigden.  "The Fifty-Seventh Annual Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts."  Royal Architectural Institute of Canada  December 1936.  13.12: pp.216-223.   Full-text pdf

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