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BOULTON, Muriel Cameron Welsh

Born
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, 1881
Died
Barton-on-Sea, England, 1957
Biography synopsis
A widely-travelled and highly skilled painter, Muriel Boulton worked in both watercolours and oils, and is especially renowned for her portraits. Her education took place in Europe, beginning at the Herkomer School in Bushey, England, under Hubert von Herkomer. In 1907, she moved to Paris, France, and continued her training under Christian Krohg and Emile Renaud at the Academie Colarossi. Boulton was known to be in Quebec City from c. 1908-12, but she spent a great deal of time abroad, taking painting trips to France, Italy, and the U.K. While in Canada, she exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy and at the Spring Shows of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The artist returned to England in 1918 and resided at Barton-on-Sea until her death. Her portrait of a man playing chess, entitled "The Chess Problem", was acquired by the National Gallery of Canada in 1908.
Media used
Oil
Painting
Watercolour
Education
Académie Colarossi, Paris (under Christian Krohg and Emile Renard)
Herkomer School, Bushey, England (under Hubert von Herkomer)
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
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, ON
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Writings about
"Pictures for National Gallery." Canadian Courier 9 May 1908: 23.
Hill, C.C. and P.B. Landry, eds. National Gallery Catalogue, Canadian Art. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1988.
Hughes, Margaret E. A Guide to Canadian Painters. Toronto: King's Printer, 1940.
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
http://www.rcip-chin.gc.ca/application/aac-aic/description-about.app?lang=en.
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.
National Gallery of Canada. Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture, Vol. 3: Canadian School. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1960.
Ontario Library Review. Who's Who in Canadian Art: From Ontario Library Review, November 1947-August 1962. Toronto: Government Printer, 1948.
Petteys, Chris, et al. Dictionary of Women Artists: An International Dictionary of Women Artists Born Before 1900. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1985.

Full text pdfs of exhibition reviews
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition.: (Montreal, March 23, 1908) "Exhibition of Art. Some Brilliant Canvases Dazzle Eye in 24th Spring Exhibit in Art Gallery."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 23, 1908.  p.4.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition.: (Toronto, April 1908) "R.C.A. Exhibition Scorched Many Pictures Destroyed."  Toronto Telegram  April 29, 1908.  p.6.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition.: (Toronto, April 1908) "Many Pictures Burned. $8,000 Fire in the Canadian Academy's Exhibition."  Globe (Toronto)  April 30, 1908.  p.11.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition.: (Toronto, April 1908) "Dominion Buys Paintings. Montrealers' Works Among Purchases Made by Government."  Gazette (Montreal)  May 01, 1908.  p.9.   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
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition.: (Toronto, April 1908) "Canadian Art Notes."  American Art News  May 09, 1908.  6.30: p.2.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition.: (Toronto, April 1908) "Pictures for National Gallery."  Canadian Courier  May 09, 1908.  3: p.23.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, April 02, 1909) "Exhibition of Art. High Water Mark Reached in This Year's Spring Showing in Art Galleries. Stricter Standard Set."  Gazette (Montreal)  April 03, 1909.  p.9.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, April 02, 1909) "Exposition d'art Canadien. Oeuvres remarquables de MM. Cullen, Rosaire, Boyd, Clapp, Beau, Brymner, St. Charles, Béliveau, Lamarche, Morrice, Paradis, Laliberté."  La Presse (Montreal)  April 10, 1909.  p.25.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition.: (Ottawa, May 1909) "National Art Exhibition. Notable Paintings Shown at Archives Building."  Ottawa Citizen  May 11, 1909.  p.9.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, April 05, 1910) "Art Exhibition. Impressions at Private View of Spring Collection."  Daily Witness (Montreal)  April 05, 1910.  p.4.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, April 05, 1910) "Fine Collection of Pictures at Spring Exhibition in Art Gallery."  Montreal Star  April 05, 1910.  p.15.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 14, 1912) "Art Opening, a Social Event. A Princess Exhibits."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 15, 1912.  p.4.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 14, 1912) "Princess Patricia's Work Shown at Spring Exhibition of the Art Association."  Daily Witness (Montreal)  March 15, 1912.  p.11.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 14, 1912) "Pictures Shown at Spring Exhibition of the Art Gallery Reach a High Level."  Montreal Star  March 15, 1912.  p.6.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 14, 1912) Léon Lorrain.  "Le salon de printemps."  Le Devoir (Montréal)  March 19, 1912.  p.1.   Full-text pdf

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