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ROBERTSON, Beatrice Hagarty

Born
Toronto, Ontario, 1879
Died
Toronto, Ontario?, 1962
Biography synopsis
This painter of flowers began her studies under Laura Muntz Lyall in Toronto. Subsequently, she left for Paris, where she continued her training under Claudio Casteliucio, and at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. When she returned to Canada, she married. However, this proved no obstacle to her artistic career, as Robertson continued to exhibit frequently, holding solo shows at the Eaton's and Malloney galleries in Toronto; the Eaton's and Henry Morgan galleries in Montreal; James Wilson and Co. in Ottawa; Vose Galleries in Boston, Mass.; and in Buffalo, N.Y. The artist also exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy and the Ontario Society of Artists for several years. In 1932, she completed the illustrations for a book of sketches and poems entitled "The Cattle in the Stall", in collaboration with Nina Moore.
Media used
Book illustration
Oil
Painting
Education
Private study (under Laura Muntz Lyall (Toronto, Ont.))
Private study (under Claudio Casteliucio (Paris, France))
Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris
Memberships
Ontario Society of Artists
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
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, ON
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Writings about
"?" Journal, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (Jan. 1932): 19-21.
"Beatrice Roberston Charms with Flowers at Eaton's." Toronto Telegram 30 Nov. 1938.
"Beatrice Robertson [review of show at James Wilson & Co., Ottawa]." Ottawa Journal 4 Mar. 1937.
"Beatrice Robertson's Flowers are Freshly Charming [at Eaton's]." Toronto Telegram 6 Mar. 1941.
"Exposition de Tableaux à la Galérie des Arts." La Presse (Montreal) 2 Apr. 1907.
"Floral Paintings Show Fine Talent [at Henry Morgan's & Co., Montreal]." Gazette (Montreal) 4 Dec. 1940.
"Flower Paintings by Beatrice Robertson." Globe and Mail (Toronto) 1 Nov. 1948: 7.
"French Paintings On Exhibit at Eaton's." Gazette (Montreal) 19 Mar. 1938.
"In the Studio and Gallery." Toronto Daily Star 17 Nov. 1911: 15.
"Internationalism in Art, Oils by Canadian Artist [at Vose Galleries, Boston]." Post (Boston) 21 Mar. 1935.
"Paintings of Flowers Remain Another Week." Gazette (Montreal) 7 Dec. 1940.
"Paintings Will Hang in Girls' Club Room." Globe and Mail (Toronto) 1 Feb. 1922: 8.
"Pictures of Flowers [at Eaton's, Montreal]." Montreal Star 10 Jan. 1934.
"The Annual O.S.A. Exhibition." Saturday Night (29 Feb. 1908): 4.
"The Lyceum and Women's Art Association..." Telegram (Toronto) 18 Nov. 1933.
"Three Women Painters of Flowers Holding Exhibition at Eaton's." Gazette (Montreal) 2 Apr. 1938.
"Two Exhibitions of Unusual Interest in the Fine Art Galleries." Globe and Mail (Toronto) 5 Nov. 1945: 28.
"[Review of Show at Eaton's]." Globe and Mail (Toronto) 25 Nov. 1939.
Art Association of Montreal. Catalogue of the Fifty-Third Spring Exhibition. Montreal: Art Association of Montreal, 1936.
Art Metropole. Thumb-Box Exhibition by Canadian Artists. Toronto: Art Metropole, 1911.
Canadian National Exhibition. Catalogue of Deparment of Fine Arts, Canadian National Exhibition, 1909. Toronto: Canadian National Exhibition, 1909.
Canadian National Exhibition. Catalogue of Department of Fine Arts, Canadian National Exhibition, 1908. Toronto: Canadian National Exhibition, 1908.
Canadian National Exhibition. Catalogue of the Department of Fine Arts, Canadian National Exhibition, 1907. Toronto: Canadian National Exhibition, 1907.
Canadian National Exhibition. Catalogue of the Department of Fine Arts, Canadian National Exhibition, 1911. Toronto: Canadian National Exhibition, 1911.
Central Canada Exhibition. Catalogue of Painting: Central Canada Exhibition, Department of Fine Arts under the Management of the Ontario Society of Artists. Ottawa: Central Canada Exhibition, 1908.
Charlesworth, Hector. "Ontario Society of Artists Annual Exhibition." Saturday Night 27 (1914): 5.
H.P.B. "I.A.A. Opens Exhibition with 300 Canvases." Montreal Daily Star 12 Oct. 1932: 8.
Holmes, Robert. "Pictures at the O.S.A. Exhibition." Globe (Toronto) 7 Mar. 1908.
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
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McCarthy, Pearl. "Art and Artists." Globe and Mail (Toronto) 22 Nov. 1941: 10.
McCarthy, Pearl. "Art and Artists." Globe and Mail (Toronto) 15 Mar. 1941: 10.
McCarthy, Pearl. "Art and Artists: Canadians Watch London Congress." Globe and Mail (Toronto) 3 Nov. 1945: 25.
McCarthy, Pearl. "Art and Artists: Creative Pattern Becomes Visible." Globe and Mail (Toronto) 30 Oct. 1943: 20.
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.
Ontario Library Review. Who's Who in Canadian Art: From Ontario Library Review, November 1947-August 1962. Toronto: Government Printer, 1948.
Ontario Society of Artists. Catalogue of the Forty-Second Annual Exhibition of the Ontario Society of Artists, 1914. Toronto: Art Gallery of Toronto, 1914.
Ontario Society of Artists. Catalogue of the Thirtieth Annual Exhibition of the Ontario Society of Artists, 1902. 1902.
Ontario Society of Artists. Catalogue of the Thirty-Fifth Annual Exhibition of the Ontario Society of Artists, 1907. 1907.
Ontario Society of Artists. Catalogue of the Thirty-First Annual Exhibition of the Ontario Society of Artists, 1908. Toronto: Art Gallery of Toronto, 1908.
Ontario Society of Artists. Catalogue of the Thirty-Fourth Annual Exhibition of the Ontario Society of Artists, 1906. Toronto: Art Gallery of Toronto, 1906.
Ontario Society of Artists. Catalogue of the Thirty-Ninth Annual Exhibition of the Ontario Society of Artists, 1911. Toronto: Art Gallery of Toronto, 1911.
Ontario Society of Artists. Catalogue of the Thirty-Second Annual Exhibition of the Ontario Society of Artists, 1904. Toronto: 1904.
Ontario Society of Artists. Catalogue of the Thirty-Seventh Annual Exhibition of the Ontario Society of Artists, 1909. Toronto: Art Gallery of Toronto, 1909.
Ridley, Hilda. "Clara S. Hagarty, A.R.C.A., O.S.A. And Her Exhibition of Lovely Flower Pieces and Italian Scenes." Saturday Night (29 Oct. 1927).
Wrenshall, Irene. "A Portrait of Wyly Grier, R.C.A. ..." Toronto Sunday World 15 Mar. 1914.

Writings by
Moore, Nina; illustrated by Beatrice Robertson. The Cattle in the Stall: Sketches and Poems. Toronto: Garden City Press, 1932.

Full text pdfs of exhibition reviews
Ontario Society of Artists Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, February 28, 1902) "O. S. A. Exhibition. More Pictures and of Better Quality Than Last Year. A Very Pleasing Collection-A List of the Less Distinguished- The Public Opening Will Take Place This Evening."  Globe (Toronto)  February 28, 1902.  p.7.   Full-text pdf
Ontario Society of Artists Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, February 20, 1904) "Pictures at the Art Exhibition. Some Beautiful Work by Local Artists on View This Year. Another Frame Needed. Effect of W.E. Atkinson's Picture "Indian Summer" Spoiled by an Unsuitable Frame."  Toronto Star  February 24, 1904.  p.9.   Full-text pdf
Ontario Society of Artists Annual Exhibition.: (Toronto, February 23, 1906) "Artists' Society Exhibition."  Globe (Toronto)  February 24, 1906.  p.16.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition.: (, April 1907) "Exposition de tableaux A la galerie des arts."  La Presse (Montreal)  April 02, 1907.  pp.1,9.   Full-text pdf
Ontario Society of Artists Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, February 22, 1908) "The Annual O. S. A. Exhibition. The Season's Pictures."  Toronto Saturday Night  February 29, 1908.  p.4.   Full-text pdf
Ontario Society of Artists Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, February 22, 1908) M.L.A.F..  "Pictures at the O.S.A. Exhibition."  Toronto Star  March 02, 1908.  p.6.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition.: (Toronto, April 1908) R. Holmes.  "Exhibition of the Royal Canadian Academy."  Saturday Night  May 02, 1908.  p.11.   Full-text pdf
Ontario Society of Artists Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, February 1909) M.L.A.F..  "New Exhibit by Ontario Artists. Not Behind Other Years Is This Year's Annual Exhibition Open To-Night. Painters Branching Out. Results of Last Year's Work-first Impressions of the Star's Art Critic."  Toronto Star  February 19, 1909.  p.10.   Full-text pdf
Ontario Society of Artists Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, March 31, 1911) "Ontario Artists."  The Globe (Toronto)  April 01, 1911.  p.5.   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 19, 1931) "Paintings Show Big Advance on Those of Last Exhibition.`"  Standard (Montreal)  December 05, 1931.  p.54.   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
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 1933) "Many Artists from Toronto in Royal Academy Showing."  Evening Telegram (Toronto)  November 17, 1933.  p.4.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 1933) Reta W. Myers.  "In the Domain of Art. A Weekly Causerie of Interest to Art Lovers."  Publication Not Verified  November 18, 1933.  p.14.   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
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 19, 1936) "Spring Exhibition on Generous Scale. Show at Art Gallery Opened Last Night Contains 621 Items."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 20, 1936.  p.2.   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
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (, November 16, 1939) "Canadian Academy Opens Sixtieth Exhibition."  Montreal Star  November 17, 1939.  p.11.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (, November 16, 1939) "R.C.A. Exhibition Has Private View. Over 300 Works in Galleries of Art Association of Montreal. Standard Maintained."  Gazette (Montreal)  November 17, 1939.  p.5.   Full-text pdf

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