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GRIER, Stella Evelyn (Gould)

Born
Toronto, Ontario, 1898
Died
Ottawa, Ontario, 1994
Biography synopsis
After studying with her father Sir Wyly Grier, well-known portrait painter, Stella Grier studied at the Art Students League in New York, St. Martins' School, Goldsmith College and the New Cross School in London, England.On her return to Canada she became a free lance commercial artist in Toronto, where she worked at the T. Eaton's Store, and Boston. She later returned to England where she taught children's fashion drawing at the Carlton Studios in London. On her subsequent return to Canada, she talught at King's Hall, Compton Quebec and later at the Department of Archaeology of the Royal Ontario Museum. She also illustrated children's school books. she chiefly worked in pastels but also did some oil painting. Her work has been exhibited in London, the United States, South America and in Canada. In 1930 she was elected an Associate of the Royal Canadian Academy.
Media used
Drawing
Painting
Pastels
Education
Art Students' League, New York
Goldsmiths College, London
New Cross School, London
St. Martin's School, London
Memberships
Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, 1930 Associate
File & Archive locations
University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library
London Public Library, ON
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, ON
Trent University Archives, ON
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Writings about
"?" Journal, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada 9 (Jan. 1932): 19.
"Le 51e Salon du Printemps." La Presse (Montreal) 20 Apr. 1934.
"Noted Painter Stella Grier Here to do Series of Child Portraits." Halifax Mail Star 25 Apr. 1963.
"Royal Canadian Academy of Arts." Journal, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada 8 (Dec. 1931): 408.
Bentham, Christine and Katharine Hooke. From Burleigh to Boschink: A Community Called Stony Lake. Toronto: Natural Heritage Books, 2000.
Grier, William Milton. The Griers: Pioneers in America and in Canada 1816-1991. Denver, Colorado: Grier & Company, 1991.
Imperial Institute. Imperial Gallery of Art, Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings, Engravings and Sculpture by Artists Resident in Great Britain and the Dominions. South Kensington, Britain: Imperial Institute, 1929.
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.
McMann, Evelyn de Rostaing. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Formerly Art Association of Montreal: Spring Exhibitions, 1880-1970. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1988.
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.
National Gallery of Canada. Exhibition of Contemporary Canadian Painting. New York: Carnegie Corporation, 1936.
Petteys, Chris, et al. Dictionary of Women Artists: An International Dictionary of Women Artists Born Before 1900. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1985.
Stocking, John et al. "The Official Portraits of the University of Calgary: A Preliminary Listing." Special Collections Calgary: University of Calgary, Special Collections Division, 1991.
Thieme, Ulrich and Felix Becker. Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. Leipzig, Germany: E. A. Seamans, 1962.

Writings by
Harding, Alice et al, with illustrations by Stella Grier. The Pat and Patsy Pre-Primer. London and Toronto: J.M. Dent, 1944.
Hyslop, Marjorie Gordon with illustrations by Stella Grier. Toy Shop Tales. Toronto: J.M. Dent, 1930.
Raff, Emma Scott with illustrations by Stella Grier. Of Queen's Gardens. ?.
Walsh, J.C. et al, with Illustrations by Stella Grier. Our World Has Changed: Grade IV. Toronto: Ryerson, 1938.

Full text pdfs of exhibition reviews
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, March 1893) "Royal Canadian Academy. Opening of the Exhibition to the Public Yesterday."  Montreal Herald  March 02, 1893.  p.8.   Full-text pdf
Ontario Society of Artists Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, March 03, 1915) Irene B. Wrenshall.  "Toronto."  American Art News  April 10, 1915.  13.27: p.7.   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: (Toronto, November 29, 1928) Augustus Bridle.  "Royal Canadian Academy Opens Here this Evening. Nearly 500 Pictures Sent in and 240 Are Hung - Most Brilliant Collection of Thoroughly Lawful Pictures in Life of R.C.A."  Toronto Star  November 29, 1928.  p.13.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, November 29, 1928) "Canadian Academy Exhibition Strikes More Modern Note."  Mail and Empire (Toronto)  November 30, 1928.  p.8.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, November 29, 1928) N. H..  "Canadian Art Reaches Peak at R.C.A. Show."  Evening Telegram (Toronto)  December 08, 1928.  p.32.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, November 29, 1928) "R.C.A. Select Pictures for London Exhibition."  Evening Telegram (Toronto)  December 08, 1928.  p.33.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, November 29, 1928) Mary-Etta MacPherson.  "Canadian Art in Review. Gleanings from the Fiftieth Exhibition of the Royal Canadian Academy, Held in Toronto Recently."  Canadian Homes and Gardens  February 1929.  pp.20-21.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 21, 1929) "Spring Exhibition at Art Galleries. Jury Selection Sympathetic to Sincere and Normal Work - Promise Shown by New Exhibitors."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 22, 1929.  p.12.   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 21, 1929) H. Poynter Bell.  "The Fifty-First Exhibition of the Royal Canadian Academy."  Royal Architectural Institute of Canada  January 1930.  pp.29-33.   Full-text pdf
Ontario Society of Artists Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, March 1931) Frederick Griffin.  "Heming's New Line in Art Striking Feature of Exhibit. Dorothy Stevens Presents Challenging Picture at Ontario Artists's Display."  Toronto Star  March 05, 1931.  p.43.   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) "Canadian Artists Are Well Represented At R.C.A. Exhibition."  Montreal Star  November 20, 1931.  p.19.   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 19, 1931) W. S. Maxwell.  "Fifty-Second Annual Exhibition, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts."  Royal Architectural Institute of Canada  January 1932.  9.1: pp.14-21.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 1933) "Governor-General Opens Annual Art Exhibition. His Excellency Recalls Tradition of Predecessors-Stresses Art's Part in Renaissance of National Taste."  Montreal Star  November 17, 1933.  p.20.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, April 15, 1934) Reynald.  "Le 51e salon de printemps. Morte-saison pour les nôtres."  La Presse (Montreal)  April 20, 1934.  p.29.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, April 15, 1934) "Art Association Spring Show Opens. Private View Inaugurates Exhibition Containing Over Five Hundred Works."  Gazette (Montreal)  April 20, 1934.  p.17.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, April 15, 1934) "Fifty-First Spring Exhibition of the Art Association."  Montreal Star  April 20, 1934.  p.15.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 21, 1935) "Nearly 500 Works at Spring Exhibit. Variety in Show at Galleries of Art Association of Montreal. 1,080 Items Submitted. Judges Reveal Open Minds and 52nd Annual Contains Much to Meet Differing Tastes."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 22, 1935.  p.3.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 21, 1935) "Spring Exhibition of Art Association Opened on Thursday."  Montreal Star  March 22, 1935.  p.17.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 18, 1937) "The Spring Exhibition of the Art Association."  Montreal Star  March 19, 1937.  p.17.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 18, 1937) "Nearly 500 Works at Spring Exhibit. Art Association's 54th Annual Show Opens with Private Views. Judges Open-Minded."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 19, 1937.  p.13,17.   Full-text pdf

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