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GRAYSON, Vaughan (Ellen, Kirk, Mann)

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, 1894
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, 1995
Biography synopsis
Vaughan Grayson was born outside of Moose Jaw on her parents farm. As a child her creativity was encouraged through lessons from visiting artists. Her first trip to the Canadian Rockies was in 1909 when she traveled with her family to Banff. After high school Grayson and her cousin Ethel traveled around Europe, Africa and South America. She studied art as they traveled, attending two schools, one in Budapest and the other in England. Upon her return to North America, Grayson continued her studies in Boston, Toronto and New York City. She later moved back to Moose Jaw and worked both as an advisor to the Public School Board and also as an art instructor at the teachers' colleges in Regina and Moose Jaw. Additionally in the educational realm Grayson published two art appreciation textbooks for elementary and high school students. During this time she met and married Arthur J. Mann , and soon after they moved to British Columbia; here Grayson continued her artistic endeavours, opening a studio and exhibiting in the annual exhibitions. Grayson continued her involvement in the educational sector in Penticton and at the Banff School of Fine Arts. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and Canada, and is in the collections of the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery.
Media used
Columbia University, New York, 1923 - ?
Curry School of Expression, Boston, Massachusetts, 1918 - ?
St. Margaret's College, Toronto, Ontario
Canadian Society of Painters, Etchers and Engravers, 1954-57, Associate Member
Moose Jaw Women's Art Association, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, 1929, Charter Member
Vernon Art Association, Vernon, British Columbia
Fine Arts Society, Summerland, British Columbia, 1938
National Serigraph Society, New York, New York, 1954
Moose Jaw Fine Arts Guild, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, 1956-1961; 1967-1981
File & Archive locations
Edmonton Art Gallery, AB - Library
University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library
Vancouver Art Gallery, BC - Library
Winnipeg Art Gallery, MA - Clara Lander Library
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives
Toronto Reference Library, ON
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, ON

Writings about
"An Authoritative Work on Art by Miss E.V. Grayson." Moose Jaw Times 9 Nov. 1929.
"An Exhibition." Daily Courier (Kelowna) 2 Oct. 1959.
"Artist Finds Peace in Okanagan Home." Daily Courier (Kelowna) 16 Oct. 1959.
"Artist Participates in 75th Anniversary." Moose Jaw Times-Herald 8 Oct. 1985.
"B.C. Artist Evading War's Responsibility." Vancouver Sun 26 Sept. 1942.
"Board Room Display by Vaughan Gray." Daily Courier (Kelowna) 29 Sep. 1959.
"Book on Art in by Vaughn Grayson." Regina Leader Post 7 Oct. 1929.
"Brilliant Oil Paintings at Summerland." Penticton Herald 12 Jul. 1945.
"Canadian Art Topic of Talk." Moose Jaw Times 19 Jan. 1932.
"Death Notices - Mann: Mrs. Vaughan Grayson Mann." Moose Jaw Times-Herald 10 Feb. 1995.
"Finds Valley." Daily Courier (Kelowna) 14 Oct. 1959.
"First Arts School Course Awarded." Penticton Herald 6 Jun. 1960.
"Grayson Exhibit." Leader Post 11 Jan. 2008: A3.
"Lecture and Painting Demonstration Highlight Evening for Fine Art Guild." Moose Jaw Times-Herald 3 Feb. 1960: 6.
"M.J. Artist Displaying Paintings at Art Museum." Moose Jaw Times-Herald 26 Nov. 1979: 3.
"Moose Jaw Artist Featured." Regina Leader Post 9 Feb. 1980.
"Mrs. A. J. Mann Tells WI of Scenic Trip to Mr. Assiniboine." Summerland Review 22 Jan. 1953.
"Mrs. Authur Slade is President of Moose Jaw Fine Art Guild." Moose Jaw Times-Herald 4 Feb. 1958: 5.
"Mrs. Mann Tells of Mountain Trip." Summerland Review 27 Dec. 1951.
"Museum Features Two Sask. Artists." Moose Jaw Times-Herald 13 Nov. 1979: 13.
"One-Man Art Show in Kelowna." Penticton Herald 5 Oct. 1959.
"Oyama Artist Accepts Post." Penticton Herald 5 Jul. 1961.
"Oyama Artist One of Best on Prairies." Kelowna Courier 11 Oct. 1961.
"Painting Donated to Art Museum." Moose Jaw Shopper 29 Aug. 1984.
"Painting Selected." Regina Leader Post 26 Mar. 1954.
"Provincial President Exhibits Painting at Art Guild Show." Moose Jaw Times-Herald 31 Mar. 1954: 7.
"Rockies Favorite of Okanagan Artist." Nelson News 28 Sept. 1960.
"The University Women's Club Annual Dinner." Moose Jaw Evening Times 29 Jun. 1918.
"Valley Artists Lauded at B.C. Exhibition." Penticton Herald 1 Oct. 1942.
"Well-Known Artist Prepares for Exhibit." Moose Jaw Times-Herald 21 Feb. 1957: 7.
"Women's Group Disbands." Moose Jaw Times-Herald 18 Aug. 1984: 3.
American Federation of Arts. Who's Who in American Art, 1980. Detroit: R.R. Bowker, 1980.
Appleton, Marion Brymner, ed. Who's Who in Northwest Art: A Directory of Persons in the Pacific Northwest Working in the Media of Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Arts, and Handicrafts. Seattle: Frank McCaffrey, 1941.
Brennan, Maev. "Grayson-Mann Display at Gallery." Kelowna Courier 20 Apr. 1985.
Larsen, John and Maurice Richard Libby. Moose Jaw: People, Places, History. Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan: Coteau Books, 2001.
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.
Marquis. American Art Directory 2007-2008. Detroit: National Register Publishing, 2006.
Moose Jaw Art Museum. Paintings by Vaughan Grayson. Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan: 1967.
Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery. "Grayson, Vaughan (September 14, 1894 - February 8, 1995)." 2009.
Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery. "Vaughan Grayson: Adventures of an Artist in the Canadian Rockies." Regina: Dunlop Art Gallery, 2009.
Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery. "Vaughan Grayson: Adventures of an Artist in the Canadian Rockies." Kelowna: Kelowna Art Gallery, 2007.
Newman, Marketa. The Biographical Dictionary of Saskatchewan Artists, Women Artists. Saskatoon: Fifth House, 1990.
Norbury, F.H. "Museum of Arts Has New Exhibits." Edmonton Journal 24 Apr. 1951.
Palette. "Colorful Display Presented in Exhibition by B.C. Artists." Vancouver Province 26 Sept. 1942.
Pegasus Gallery of Canadian Art. "Available Artwork by Vaughan Grayson." Salt Spring Island, British Columbia: ?.
Petteys, Chris, et al. Dictionary of Women Artists: An International Dictionary of Women Artists Born Before 1900. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1985.
Smith, Heather. Vaughan Grayson: Adventures of an Artist in the Canadian Rockies. Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan: Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery, 2006.
Thornton, Mildred Valley. "Myfanwy Campbell's Painting Winner of Art Gallery Poll." Vancouver Sun 14 Oct. 1942.
Tinning, R. J. "Okanagan Art Show Draws Wide Comment." Penticton Herald 2 May 1946.
Willock and Sax Gallery. "Ellen Vaughan Grayson, CPE." Banff: 2009.

Writings by
Grayson, Ellen Vaughan Kirk. Picture Appreciation for the Highschool: Grades 7 to 10. Toronto: Dent, 1932.

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