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?, 1825
?, 1883
Biography synopsis
Mary McKie (active 1840-1862) was an amateur artist who taught and worked in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She contributed to the Nova Scotia Industrial Exhibition in 1854 and the International Exhibition of 1862. Her works are found in various albums in the National Archives and Library of Canada. Most of her works represent Mi'kmaq peoples; however, she did work in landscapes as well. Several of her watercolour portraits are included in Lady Falkland's album assembled in Nova Scotia while her husband was Lieutenant-Governor from 1840-46.
Media used
File & Archive locations
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, ON
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC

Writings about
"They Recorded an Exciting Period." Ottawa Journal 11 Feb. 1972: 25.
Bell, Michael. Painters in a New Land: From Annapolis Royal to the Klondike. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1973.
Harper, J. Russell. Early Painters and Engravers in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1970.
National Archives of Canada. A Place in History. Ottawa: National Archives of Canada, 1991.
Public Archives of Canada. Image of Canada. Ottawa: Information Canada, 1972.
Sparling, Mary. "Nova Scotia Women and the Ornamental Branches." Great Expectations: the European Vision in Nova Scotia: 1749-1848. Halifax: Mount Saint Vincent University, 1980: 53-72.
Tippett, Maria. By a Lady. Toronto: Viking, 1992.

Full text pdfs of exhibition reviews
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 21, 1935) "Nearly 500 Works at Spring Exhibit. Variety in Show at Galleries of Art Association of Montreal. 1,080 Items Submitted. Judges Reveal Open Minds and 52nd Annual Contains Much to Meet Differing Tastes."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 22, 1935.  p.3.   Full-text pdf

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