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KILLINS, Ada Gladys

Born
Caistor Township, Ontario, 1901
Died
Dunchurch, Ontario, 1963
Biography synopsis
In the early 1920s Killins attended teachers’ college, and in 1924 she began teaching art classes at the Memorial School in Niagara Falls. She later studied painting privately with Franz Johnston, and during the summers from 1935 to 1938 Killins studied under Carl Schaefer at Geneva Park, Lake Couchiching. As a member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, Killins exhibited with them regularly throughout her career. Her work was also shown at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto in1939. Fifteen of her works were included in the exhibition “Four Canadian Painters” in 1942; the works of F.H. Brigden, W.J. Phillips and Thoreau MacDonald were also shown. Killins works in watercolour, which often depicted the land and community around her, are held in many public and private collections across the country.
Media used
Watercolour
Memberships
Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, 1939
File & Archive locations
University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library
London Public Library, ON
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Writings about
"Gallery Showing Watercolors By Glen Cross Artist." The Orangeville Banner [Ontario] 18 Feb. 1954.
"Water Colors Are Shown At Public Library." The Evening Review [Niagara Falls] July 19, 1948.
Cook, Sharon Anne, et al., eds. Framing Our Past: Canadian Women's History in the 20th Century. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 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
http://www.rcip-chin.gc.ca/application/aac-aic/description-about.app?lang=en.
Prakash, A. K. Independent Spirit: Early Canadian Women's Art. Buffalo, New York: Firefly Books, 2008.

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