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JANES, Phyllis Hipwell

Born
Alliston, Ontario, 1905
Died
Ontario, 1990
Biography synopsis
Phyllis Hipwell Janes was born at Alliston, Ontario in 1905. She received a B.A. from the University of Toronto and then studied two years at the Ontario College of Art under Arthur Lismer and A.Y. Jackson. In 1950 she held an exhibition of her chalk drawings at the Picture Loan Society. Janes’ subjects included children, street scenes and barnyard life. She became a member of the Canadian Society of Graphic Art in 1952 and joined the Ontario Society of Artists in 1958. Her work was exhibited at the Royal Canadian Academy, the Canadian Group of Painters, the Montreal Spring shows, the Art Gallery of Ontario, at Victoria College and elsewhere. Her work is represented in private and public collections across Canada.
Media used
Painting
Pastels
Education
University of Toronto
Ontario College of Art & Design (formerly Ontario School of Art) (under Arthur Lismer, AY Jackson)
Memberships
Canadian Society of Graphic Art, First Joined 1952
Ontario Society of Artists, First Joined 1958
File & Archive locations
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, QC
University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
London Public Library, ON
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives
Winnipeg Art Gallery, MA - Clara Lander Library
McMaster University, ON - Mills Memorial Library
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Writings about
Evening Telegram (Toronto) 28 Oct. 1950.
"Canadians' Work in Art Exhibition." Northern News (Kirkland Lake) 28-30 Oct. 1955.
Canadian Group of Painters. Canadian Group of Painters, Exhibition 1957. Montreal: 1957.
Canadian Group of Painters. Canadian Group of Painters, Exhibition 1958. Vancouver: 1958.
Canadian Group of Painters. Canadian Group of Painters, Exhibition 1959. Toronto: 1959.
Canadian Group of Painters. Canadian Group of Painters, Exhibition 1960. Montreal: 1960.
Canadian Group of Painters. Canadian Group of Painters, Exhibition 1961. Vancouver: 1961.
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.
National Gallery of Canada. National Gallery of Canada Information Form. Ontario: 13 Apr. 1951.

Writings by
Janes, Phyllis. “Chalk Drawings.” Picture Loan Society Exhibition Notice Toronto: 28 Oct. - 10 Nov. 1950.

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