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STEPHENS, Barbara H.

Born
Toronto, 1907
Died
?, 1996
Biography synopsis
Barbara Stephens studied at the Ecole des beaux-arts de Quebec at the end of the 1920s and is best known for her illustrations included in a series of books by Blodwen Davis in the early 1930s. Her paintings and sketches were also acquired by many middle and upper-class Quebec residents during this era. Stephens is alternatively known as Barbara Stephens-O'Halloran.
Media used
Artists' illustrated books
Painting
Photography
Education
Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Quebec
File & Archive locations
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec - Bibliothèque
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, QC
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, ON
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Writings about
"Canadian Art Makes Appeal: Paintings of Quebec Women Artists Prominent in Exhibit." Globe (Toronto) 11 Aug. 1932: 8.
Conseil du statut de la femme, and YMCA de Québec. Hommage aux femmes: Sur la ligne du temps à Québec...400 ans, 400 femmes. Québec: Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, 2008.
McMann, Evelyn de Rostaing. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Formerly Art Association of Montreal: Spring Exhibitions, 1880-1970. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1988.

Writings by
Davis, Blodwen; illustrated by Barbara Stephens. Romantic Quebec. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1932.
Davis, Blodwen; illustrated by Barbara Stephens. The Charm of Ottawa. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1932.
Davis, Blodwen; illustrated by Barbara Stephens. The Storied Streets of Quebec. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1931.

Full text pdfs of exhibition reviews
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
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 21, 1930) Lucien Desbiens.  "Les expositions. Le salon du printemps 1930."  Le Devoir (Montreal)  March 31, 1930.  p.1.   Full-text pdf

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