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- Leith, Scotland, 1867
- Smiths Falls, Ontario, 1945
- Biography synopsis
- Also known as Annie White Greive, the artist was born in Leith, Scotland in 1867. She studied art at the Edinburgh School of Art with Miss Wone. Pringle immigrated to Canada in 1889 with her soon-to-be husband James B. Pringle. She studied in Montreal at the Monument National with Alfred Laliberté for modeling/sculpture, with Edmond Dyonnet and John Johnson for life classes in painting and later with William Brymner at the Montreal Art Gallery. At the Women's Art Studio Pringle studied with Adam Sherriff Scott, Lilias T. Newton, Randolph Newton and G. Horne Russell. Portraits and landscapes in oil were Pringle's better known subjects. She was a member of the Women's Art Society of Montreal with whom she showed work, and exhibited with the Art Association of Montreal in 1919 and 1936. Pringle also exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy in 1931. Other shows were held at Eatons Galleries, Morgans Galleries, Ogilvys and Johnson's Art Gallery. Pringle died in Smith's Falls at the home of her daughter.
- Media used
- Monument National, Montreal, 1909 - ? (under Alfred Laliberte, Jobson Paradis, Edmund Dyonnet, John Johnson)
- Women's Art Studio, Montreal (under Adam Sherriff Scott, Lilias T. Newton, Randolph Newton, G. Horne Russell)
- Women's Art Society of Montreal
- Art Association of Montreal
- File & Archive locations
- National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
- Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives
- Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, QC
- Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
- "Art Association's Spring Exhibition: Private View Ushered in Showing of Representative Assemblage of Work." Gazette (Montreal) 3 Apr. 1925.
- "Profuse Variety Marks Art Show: Third Exhibition of Works by Quebec Artists at Eaton Galleries." Montreal Star 13 May 1930.
- Art Association of Montreal. Catalogue of the Fifty-Third Spring Exhibition. Montreal: Art Association of Montreal, 1936.
- George, Hardy. Art Index to Nineteenth Century Canadian Periodicals. Montreal: Concordia University, 1981.
- Harper, J. Russell. Early Painters and Engravers in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1970.
- 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
- 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.
- Petteys, Chris, et al. Dictionary of Women Artists: An International Dictionary of Women Artists Born Before 1900. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1985.
- Prakash, A. K. Independent Spirit: Early Canadian Women's Art. Buffalo, New York: Firefly Books, 2008.
- Westbridge, Anthony R. The Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction. Vancouver: Westbridge Publications, 2001.
Full text pdfs of exhibition reviews
- 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, March 24, 1927) "Over 300 Exhibits in Spring Art Show. Forty-fourth Exhibition Opened with Private View Last Night. Will Close April 18. Landscapes and Marines Predominate - Some Prominent Artists and Several of Younger Group Unrepresented." Gazette (Montreal) March 25, 1927. p.6. Full-text pdf
- Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 19, 1936) "Annual Spring Exhibition at Art Association." Montreal Star March 20, 1936. p.8. 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