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GILL, Mary C. (Catharine)

Born
Pierreville, Quebec, 1861
Died
Lennoxville, Quebec, 1946
Biography synopsis
Mary Catharine Gill painted landscapes in the Charlevoix and Eastern Township regions in Quebec. She exhibited at the Art Association of Montreal Spring Exhibitions for most years from 1897 to 1920 and at the RCA in 1899. A retrospective exhibition of her works was held at the Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre, Sherbrooke in 2008.
Media used
Oil
Painting
File & Archive locations
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
"A la Galérie des Arts." La Presse (Montreal) 24 Mar. 1906: 5, 26.
"Exhibits At Spring How Now Open, Number Nearly 500." Montreal Herald and the Daily Telegraph 26 Mar. 1915.
"Exposition des arts." La Patrie (Montreal) 26 Mar. 1915.
"La Galerie des arts." La Patrie (Montreal) 12 Apr. 1929.
Bertrand, Magdeleine. Les Femmes artistes du Québec de 1875 à 1925. Montreal: Université de Montréal, 1990.
Gill, Charles. "Le Salon." Unknown 5 Apr. 1906: 4.
Harper, J. Russell. Early Painters and Engravers in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1970.
McMann, Evelyn de Rostaing. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Formerly Art Association of Montreal: Spring Exhibitions, 1880-1970. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1988.
Nadeau-Saumier, Monique. Mary Catherine (Minnie) Gill, 1861-1946, Paysages des Cantons et de Charlevoix/Townships and Charlevoix Landscapes. (bilingual). Sherbrooke, QC: La Société d'histoire et de musée de Lennoxville-Ascot, 2008.
Petteys, Chris, et al. Dictionary of Women Artists: An International Dictionary of Women Artists Born Before 1900. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1985.

Full text pdfs of exhibition reviews
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 12, 1903) "The Spring Exhibition. A Good Average Showing of Pictures by Canadian Artists."  Daily Witness (Montreal)  March 13, 1903.  p.6.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 17, 1905) "At the Art Gallery. An Enjoyable Private View."  Daily Witness (Montreal)  March 18, 1905.  p.4.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition.: (Montreal, March 23, 1906) Charles Gill.  "Le salon."  Le Canada (Montreal)  April 03, 1906.  p.4.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition.: (Montreal, March 23, 1908) "Exhibition of Art. Some Brilliant Canvases Dazzle Eye in 24th Spring Exhibit in Art Gallery."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 23, 1908.  p.4.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, April 02, 1909) "Exhibition of Art. High Water Mark Reached in This Year's Spring Showing in Art Galleries. Stricter Standard Set."  Gazette (Montreal)  April 03, 1909.  p.9.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 27, 1914) "Variety in Spring Picture Exhibit. Private View Opened 31st Spring Show at Art Gallery Last Night. Works Number Over 400. Sanity, Sincerity and Progress Characterize Majority of Pictures-Various Branches Well Represented."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 27, 1914.  p.11.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 26, 1915) "Spring Art Show Has 478 Exhibits. Even Excellence Dominant Note at Art Association Which Opened Last Night. Nothing Very Daring."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 26, 1915.  p.5.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 22, 1917) "No Freak Pictures at Spring Show. Big Exhibition at Art Gallery but Works Small in Size. An Added Attraction: French War Posters, Medals and Souvenirs on View to Aid Red Cross Work."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 23, 1917.  p.13.   Full-text pdf
The Joint Annual Exhibition of the RCA and the OSA: (Toronto; Montreal (Fall), April 05, 1918) "Spring Exhibit at Art Gallery. Returned Soldier Exhibits Two Works Sketched at the Front. Four Artists Overseas. Late Exhibition of R.C.A. Held Works that Usually Came to Montreal - Good Watercolors."  Gazette (Montreal)  April 05, 1918.  p.7.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, April 04, 1918) "Spring Exhibition at Art Gallery. Returned Soldier Exhibits Two Works Sketched at the Front."  Gazette (Montreal)  April 05, 1918.  p.5.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 25, 1920) "Artist's Efforts Reach High Level."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 26, 1920.  p.6.   Full-text pdf

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