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LOCKWOOD, Alvira

Born
Madrid, New York, 1845
Died
, 1923?
Biography synopsis
In 1854 Alvira Lockwood's family moved to Ottawa where her father, Joseph Lockwood, opened a photography studio. When her father died, in 1859, Lockwood took on the responsibility for his studio and ran it until 1891. During her career Lockwood photographed many well-known citizens of Ottawa. She also painted china and did portraits in oil. In addition, to her own work, Lockwood taught art. Her work can be found in the archives of Library and Archives Canada and the Bytown Historical Museum.
Media used
China painting
Oil
Photography
File & Archive locations
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, ON
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Writings about
Ottawa Evening Citizen 17 Nov. 1923.
Harper, J. Russell. Early Painters and Engravers in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1970.
Pedersen, Diana, and Martha Phemister. "Women and Photography in Ontario, 1839-1929: A Case Study of the Interaction of Gender and Technology." Scientia Canadensis: Canadian Journal of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine / Scientia Canadensis: Revue canadienne d'histoire des sciences, des techniques et de la médecine 9.1 (1985): 27-52.
Petteys, Chris, et al. Dictionary of Women Artists: An International Dictionary of Women Artists Born Before 1900. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1985.
Robertson, Dey. Photography in Ottawa Ottawa: 1967.
Schwartz, Joan. "Canada." The Oxford Companion to the Photograph Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

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