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STUBBS, Eva Koves

Budapest, Hungary, 1925
Biography synopsis
Eva Stubbs (née Koves, m. Wolinsky) grew up in Europe and moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba where she became a Canadian citizen in 1944. She obtained a diploma of Fine Art from the University of Manitoba in 1957 and spent summers studying at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan (1954, 1955), the University of Minnesota (1957), and the Banff School of the Arts (1963). Her sculptures draw on events from her youth as well as the ways history and memory shape human identity. Working in wood, bronze, and clay, Stubbs has produced a large body of work that depicts the human figure in realistic and abstract form. In 1984 Stubbs was commissioned to do a series of bronze panels for Winnipeg’s Law Courts building. Throughout her career, Stubbs also taught art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and Lakehead University. She was a mentor in the advisory program for Manitoba Artists for Women’s Art and a founding member of SITE, an artists-run gallery cooperative in Winnipeg.
Media used
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
London Public Library, ON
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
Artexte Information Centre, QC - Documentation Centre

Writings about
Canadian Artists of Eastern European Origin. Montreal: Concordia University, 1998.
"Eva Stubbs: University of Winnipeg 1C03 Gallery." Border Crossings 15. 1 (Winter 1996): 55-56.
"Longtime Winnipeg Artist up for Award." Winnipeg Free Press 28 May 2011: G7.
"Safe after Flight From Death: European Refugees Arrive in Winnipeg." Winnipeg Free Press 03 Oct. 1944: 1.
"Shaarey Zedek Hobby Show Represents Whole Family." Winnipeg Free Press 26 Jan. 1954: 13.
"Stubbs, Eva. Memories For the Future. Memories for the Future // Review." Winnipeg Free Press 12 Dec. 1987: 23.
"Winnipeg Jewry Extends Welcome to Refugees." The Jewish Post (Winnipeg) 05 Oct. 1944: 1, 10.
Adamson, Arthur. "Eva Stubbs: The Decorum of the Primordial." Arts Manitoba (Spring 1985): 58.
Amundson, Dale. Eva Stubbs Winnipeg, Manitoba: Gallery 1.1.1.; University of Manitoba, 1984.
Bray, Allison. "Loft Dreams in Heart of City." Winnipeg Free Press 29 Mar. 1992: 15.
Cameron, Ann. Art in Winnipeg: 1955-1959 Winnipeg, Manitoba: Gallery 1.1.1.; University of Manitoba, 1982.
Enright, Robert. "Winnipeg Gallery has Room for All." Globe and Mail (Toronto) 20 Sept. 1997.
Eyland, Cliff. "Feat of Clay." Border Crossings (Winter 1996): 55-56.
Gibbons, Lillian. "Those Refugee Families Are Quite All Right Now, Thank You!." Tribune (Winnipeg) 16 Dec. 1944.
Graham, John W.. "Sculpture shows Serenity, Vitality." Winnipeg Free Press 16 Dec. 1976: 27.
Graham, John W.. "Stubbs' Work Powerful Show of Creative Surge." Winnipeg Free Press 15 May 1982.
Hellner, Faye. For the Love of Creation: the Life and Art of Eva Stubbs Winnipeg, Manitoba: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2010.
Lang, Andrew. "Winnipeg: Eva Stubbs at the Fleet Gallery." Artswest 7.2 (Feb. 1982): 22.
Lovatt, Tom. "Eva Stubbs: Memories for the Future." Border Crossings 7.2 (Sping 1988): 29.
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.
Madill, Shirley. Eva Stubbs: Memories for the Future Winnipeg, Manitoba: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1987.
Mayes, Allison. "A Head for Figures." Winnipeg Free Press 16 Dec. 2010: D1.
McAskell, Robert. "Eva Stubbs." Pillars and Arches: The Art of Caroline Dukes and Eva Stubbs Budapest, Hungary: Vasarely Museum, 1993.
McKaskell, Robert. Small Works by Big Artists Winnipeg, Manitoba: Gallery 1.1.1.; University of Manitoba, 1992.
Robson, Barbara. "Rejection Irks Sculptor." Winnipeg Free Press 30 Jul. 1983: 19.
Walker, Morley. "Winnipeg Sculptor Eva Stubbs Shows No Signs of Slowing Down at 77: 'Artists don't retire... they just die.'" Winnipeg Free Press 18 July 2002: C1.
Yates, Sarah. "Cast in Her Own Mould." Winnipeg Women 3.3 (Fall 2002): 17.
Yeo, M.. "Four Manitoba Artists." Women Artists News 9.3 (Spring 1984): 6.

Writings by
Stubbs, Eva. Multiples: A Sculpture Installation by Eva Stubbs Winnipeg, Manitoba: Gallery 1C03; University of Manitoba, 1995.
Stubbs, Eva. "Multiples [Detail]." Border Crossing 29.4 (Dec. 2010/Jan. 2011).
Stubbs, Eva. "Wisdom [Detail]." Canadian Art 27.3 (Fall 2010): 88.

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