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GOLDBERG, Regina Seiden

Born
Rigaud, Quebec, 1897
Died
Montreal, Quebec, 1991
Biography synopsis
While a student at the French Catholic school Académie Marie-Rose from 1905-1913, Seiden was encouraged to pursue her artistic talents as a painter. Between 1913 and 1918 Seiden studied at the Art Association of Montreal under William Brymner, Edmond Dyonnet and Maurice Cullen. In 1921 Seiden spent a year in Paris where she studied at the Academie Julien. Seiden returned to Paris in 1926, and married the Berlin-born painter and teacher Eric Goldberg in 1928; they settled in Montreal in 1935. Seiden’s preferred media as a painter were oil and watercolour, and her works generally included the human figure in portraits and nudes. During her career, Seiden exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy, the Art Association of Montréal and the Beaver Hall Group of Painters. Her work was shown in the Canadian section of Fine Arts at the British Empire Exhibition in London (1924), the Special Exhibition of Canadian Art at the National Gallery of Canada (1926) and the Exposition d’art canadien at the Musée de Paume in Paris (1927).
Media used
Oil
Watercolour
Education
Art Association of Montreal, 1914 - 1918 (under Edmond Dyonnet, William Brymner, Maurice Cullen)
Académie Julian, Paris, 1921 - ?
Memberships
Contemporary Arts Society
Art Association of Montreal, 1915
Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, 1916
Beaver Hall Group
File & Archive locations
Canadian Jewish Congress Charities Committee National Archives, QC
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Robert McLaughlin Gallery Archives, ON
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Writings about
The American Hebrew 119.2 (1926): 58.
"Art Association's Spring Exhibition: Private View Ushered in Showing of Representative Assemblage of Work." Gazette (Montreal) 3 Apr. 1925.
"Art Works On View Set High Standard: Thirty-Eighth Annual Exhibition of Royal Canadian Academy Is Opened." Gazette (Montreal) 17 Nov. 1916.
"Bar Raised on Montreal Art." Gazette (Montreal) 25 Nov. 2004: A10.
"Des artistes qui affirment de beaux dons." La Presse (Montreal) 21 Jan. 1922.
"Exposition de peintures par nos artistes." La Presse (Montreal) 1 Apr. 1921: 7.
"Exposition des arts." La Patrie (Montreal) 26 Mar. 1915.
"Exposition remarquable chez Eaton." La Presse (Montreal) 8 Oct. 1927: 45.
"Fewer Paintings, Higher Standards: Thirty-Eighth Annual Exhibition of Art Association of Montreal." Gazette (Montreal) 1 Apr. 1921.
"In Focus." Gazette (Montreal) 6 Nov. 2004: A2.
"Junk Shop Find Worth $20,000." Daily News (Halifax) 7 Nov. 2004: 36.
"Junk Shop Sold Rare Painting." Windsor Star 6 Nov. 2004: A13.
"La Galérie Eaton: L'exposition des artistes de la province de Québec." La Patrie (Montreal) 21 Oct. 1927: 14.
"Le Salon du Printemps." La Patrie (Montreal) 26 Mar. 1928: 17.
"Le trente-huitième Salon s'ouvre au Musée des Arts." Le Canada (Montreal) 4 Apr. 1921: 5.
"Lost Art Masterpiece Gathered Dust in Museum." Edmonton Journal 6 Nov. 2004: B6.
"Meritorious Work At Spring Exhibit: Mural Paintings in R.C.A. Competition Part of Entries at Art Gallery." Gazette (Montreal) 28 Mar. 1924.
"Montreal Artists Well Represented." Gazette (Montreal) 16 Mar. 1923.
"Montreal Social." Canadian Jewish Review 18 Jun. 1926: 13.
"Nos artistes et la kermesse de l'hopital N.-Dame." La Patrie (Montreal) 20 Oct. 1923.
"Nouvelle visite au salon des artistes." La Presse (Montreal) 6 Apr. 1925: 27.
"Ouverture officielle du salon de peinture." La Presse (Montreal) 17 Nov. 1922: 22.
"Remarquable exposition de tableaux et d'études." La Presse (Montreal) 15 Dec. 1925: 23.
"Showing Works by Canadian Artists." Gazette (Montreal) 5 Dec. 1925.
"Spring Exhibition at Art Galleries: Younger Men and Women Encouraged by Jury of Selection." Gazette (Montreal) 23 Mar. 1928: 8.
"Spring Exhibition at the Art Galleries." Montreal Herald 4 Apr. 1921.
"Toiles remarquables par les peintres de Toronto." La Presse (Montreal) 23 Nov. 1925.
"Travaux de Sculpture au Salon du Printemps." La Presse (Montreal) 31 Mar. 1924: 22.
"Visite au salon des artistes canadiens." La Presse (Montreal) 3 Apr. 1925: 13.
Adams, James. "Kane Canvas Fails to Find Buyer." Globe and Mail (Toronto) 23 Nov. 2004: R3.
Adley, Allyson Sarah. Re-presenting Diasporic Difference: Images of Immigrant Women by Canadian Women Artists, 1912-1935 Montreal: Concordia University, 1999.
Agrell, Siri. "A Terrific day for Canadian Art, With One Exception." National Post (Toronto) 23 Nov. 2004: AL10.
Bertrand, Magdeleine. Les Femmes artistes du Québec de 1875 à 1925. Montreal: Université de Montréal, 1990.
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Hustak, Alan. "'Junk-Shop' Painting Could Fetch $20,000." Calgary Herald 6 Nov. 2004: E5.
Hustak, Alan. "Bought for $80, Quebec Artist's Work May Fetch Up to $20,000 at Auction." National Post (Toronto) 6 Apr. 2004: A14.
Hustak, Alan. "Forgotten Masterpiece Goes from Trash to Treasure." Gazette (Montreal) 6 Nov. 2004: A7.
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Hustak, Alan. "Rescued Painting Expected to Fetch Thousands at Auction." Leader Post (Regina) 6 Nov. 2004: A9.
Laberge, Albert. "Causerie en marge du salon du printemps." La Presse (Montreal) 3 Apr. 1923.
Laberge, Albert. "Des oeuvres remarquables au salon de nos peintres." La Presse (Montreal) 25 Mar. 1927: 26.
Laberge, Albert. "Exposition de peintures par les artistes de la province." La Presse (Montreal) 12 Oct. 1927.
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Morgan-Powell, S. "Spring Exhibition At Art Gallery Is An Indifferent Show." Montreal Star 7 Apr. 1926: 6.
Morgan-Powell, S. "Spring Exhibition." Star (Montreal) 16 Apr. 1924.
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Writings by
Goldberg, Regina Seiden. We All Begin in a Little Magazine: ARC and the Promise of Canada's Poets (Cover Artwork). Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1998.

Full text pdfs of exhibition reviews
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 24, 1916) "Younger Artists Well Represented. Some Leading Exhibitors Are Absent from Thirty-Third Spring Exhibition."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 24, 1916.  p.6.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 16, 1916) "Art Works on View Set High Standard."  Gazette (Montreal)  November 17, 1916.  p.7.   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
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 22, 1917) S. Morgan-Powell.  "Spring Show at Art Gallery is Return to Sanity. Tendency to Formlessness Freak Coloring and Distortions Gone."  Montreal Star  March 24, 1917.  p.2.   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
The Joint Annual Exhibition of the RCA and the OSA: (Toronto; Montreal (Fall), April 05, 1918) Hector Charlesworth.  "Toronto's New Art Gallery. Its First Exhibition Provided by the Royal Canadian Academy."  Toronto Saturday Night  April 20, 1918.  p.3.   Full-text pdf
The Joint Annual Exhibition of the RCA and the OSA: (Toronto, April 05, 1918) Hector Charlesworth.  "Toronto's New Art Gallery. Its First Exhibition Provided by the Royal Canadian Academy."  Toronto Saturday Night  April 20, 1918.  p.3.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, November 20, 1919) M.L.F..  "Notable Pictures in the Art Exhibition. Other Features of the Show Which is to Open at the Gallery Friday."  Toronto Star  November 20, 1919.  p.13.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, November 20, 1919) Hector Charlesworth.  "Reflections [Forty-First Annual Exhibition of Royal Canadian Academy]."  Saturday Night (Toronto)  December 13, 1919.  33.9: 2.   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
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 18, 1920) "Royal Canadian Academy Forty-Second Exhibition."  Montreal Herald  November 19, 1920.  p.30.   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
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, April 01, 1921) "Fewer Paintings, Higher Standards. Thirty-Eighth Annual Exhibition of Art Association of Montreal. Private View Last Night."  Gazette (Montreal)  April 01, 1921.  p.11.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, April 01, 1921) "Exposition de peintures par nos artistes. Quantité de toiles remarquables et fort intéressantes exposées au salon."  La Presse (Montreal)  April 01, 1921.  p.7.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, April 01, 1921) "Le trente-huitieme salon s'ouvre au musse des arts. Les pièces d'exposition sont nombreuses et, autant que d'inspiration, différentes de facture. Souci de la technique. La recherche minutieuse des nuances. Couleurs. Etudes physiognomiques."  Le Canada (Montreal)  April 04, 1921.  p.8,5.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, April 01, 1921) "Spring Exhibition at the Art Galleries."  Montreal Herald  April 04, 1921.  p.3.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, April 01, 1921) S. Morgan-Powell.  "Portraits Are Feature of the Art Exhibition."  Montreal Star  April 05, 1921.  p.21.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 16, 1922) "Overture officielle du salon de peinture. Une série de paysages d'une extraordinaire puissance par un groupe de virtuoses qui s'attachent à  représenter la nature sauvage et primitive."  La Presse  November 17, 1922.  p.22.   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
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 16, 1922) "Montreal"  American Art News  December 16, 1922.  21.10: p.8.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 16, 1923) "Montreal Artists Well Represented. High Standard Set at Spring Exhibition of Art Association."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 16, 1923.  p.6.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 16, 1923) S. Morgan-Powell.  "Spring Exhibition at Art Gallery is Along Normal Lines."  Montreal Star  March 21, 1923.  p.6.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 16, 1923) Albert Laberge.  "Visite au salon de peintres Canadiens. Quelques portraits d'une rare beauté, de puissants paysages et des compositions poétiques. Analyse des tableaux."  La Presse (Montreal)  April 02, 1923.  p.10.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 16, 1923) Albert Laberge.  "Causerie en marge du salon du printemps. Peintres qui font de la sculpture et sculpteurs qui font des tableaux. Les Paysagistes."  La Presse  April 03, 1923.  p.10.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, November 22, 1923) Hector Charlesworth.  "Royal Canadian Academy. Probably the Finest Display in its History With Montreal Much to the Fore."  Toronto Saturday Night  December 01, 1923.  p.5.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 27, 1924) "Meritorious Work at Spring Exhibit. Mural Paintings in R.C.A. Competition Part of Entries at Art Gallery."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 28, 1924.  p.15.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (, March 27, 1924) "Travaux de sculpture au salon du printemps. Toute une série d'oeuvres remarquables par MM. H. Hébert, S. Côté, Laliberté, Mme de Montigny-Giguere, Mlles Nolin, Bouchard, etc. La section de peintures."  La Presse (Montreal)  March 31, 1924.  p.22.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 27, 1924) "Montreal"  American Art News  April 12, 1924.  22.27: p.9.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 27, 1924) S. Morgan-Powell.  "Spring Exhibition."  Montreal Star  April 16, 1924.  p.6.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, April 26, 1925) "L'art et les artistes. Visite au salon des artistes Canadiens. Oeuvres vivantes et originales."  La Presse  April 03, 1925.  p.13.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, April 26, 1925) "Art Association's Spring Exhibition."  Gazette (Montreal)  April 03, 1925.  p.6.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, April 26, 1925) "L'art et les artists. Nouvelle visite au salon des artistes. De gracieuses sculptures."  La Presse  April 06, 1925.  p.13.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 19, 1925) "Toiles remarquables par les peintres de Toronto."  La Presse (Montreal)  November 23, 1925.  p.5.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 26, 1926) "Private View Held at Art Exhibition. Committee of Selection Had to Perform Obviously Difficult Task. Many Omissions Noted."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 29, 1926.  p.6.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 26, 1926) S. Morgan-Powell.  "Spring Exhibition at Art Galleries Is an Indifferent Show."  Montreal Star  April 07, 1926.  p.6.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 24, 1927) Albert Laberge.  "Des oeuvres remarquables au Salon de nos peintres."  La Presse (Montreal)  March 25, 1927.  p.26.   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 24, 1927) "The Royal Academy of Arts at Montreal. Stylists and Conventionalists Draw Contradictory Opinions."  Canadian Homes and Gardens  January 1928.  5:1: pp.64,66.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 22, 1928) Albert Laberge.  "Ouverture officielle du salon des artistes canadiens. Aux salles de la Art Association."  La Presse  March 23, 1928.  p.15.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 22, 1928) S. Morgan-Powell.  "Forty-Fifth Annual Spring Exhibition of the Art Association."  Montreal Star  March 23, 1928.  p.6.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 22, 1928) "Spring Exhibition at Art Galleries. Younger Men and Women Encouraged by Jury of Selection."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 23, 1928.  p.8.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 21, 1930) "Spring Exhibition Has Private View."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 22, 1930.  p.3.   Full-text pdf

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