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BRADSHAW, Eva Theresa

London, Ontario, 1871
London, Ontario, 1938
Biography synopsis
Eva Theresa Bradshaw was one of the leading painters in London, Ontario during the interwar period, painting portraits and still lifes in an impressionist style. She studied under local London artists John and James Griffiths who had established their own local tradition of floral and still life painting. Bradshaw's paintings were regularly exhibited at the Royal Canadian Academy between 1902 and 1907, with her last showing in 1920.
Media used
File & Archive locations
Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives
London Public Library, ON
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, QC
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC

Writings about
Eva Bradshaw, 1873-1938: exhibition of paintings. London, Ontario: Public Library and Art Museum, 1970.
Memorial exhibition of the paintings of Eva Bradshaw ; Annual exhibition of the Fotoforum ; Selected prints from the school students' photographic competition ; Danish national exhibition ; Forty... London, Ontario: London Public Library and Art Museum, 1941.
"An Artist Passes." London Free Press (Ontario) 31 Aug. 1938.
"Eva Bradshaw" London: London Museum, 2003.
"Eva Bradshaw, Called By Death." London Free Press (Ontario) 30 Aug. 1938.
"Fine Work of London Artist." London Free Press (Ontario) 14 Dec. 1923.
Bice, Clare. "Exhibit of Painting by the Late Eva Bradshaw a Rich Example of Canadian Art : Current Show at Williams Memorial Gallery Reveals High Place Held by Beloved London Artist." Source unknown London: Mar. 1941: 2-3.
Boomer, Harriet Ann. "HERSTORY: Three Women who left a lasting mark on London." London Free Press (Ontario) 29 Oct. 1993: C1.
Crawford, Lenore. "Eva Bradshaw works on display at gallery" London Free Press (Ontario) 5 February, 1970.
Crawford, Lenore. "Eva Bradshaw works on display at gallery." London Evening Free Press (Ontario) 5 Feb. 1970.
Crawford, Lenore. "Looking at Art: Eva Bradshaw's Many Gifts" London Free Press (Ontario) 11 September, 1965.
Doc. "Fame Finds Local Artist in Garret." London Free Press (Ontario) 14 Dec. 1923.
Forsey, William C. The Ontario Community Collects: a survey of Canadian painting from 1766 to the present. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1975.
Haldane, A. Canadian Art Collections U. Western Ontario. London, Ontario: University of Western Ontario, 1983.
London Ontario Public Library and Art Museum. Eva Bradshaw, 1873-1938 : exhibition of paintings. London, Ontario: 1970.
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.
McKendry, Blake. A to Z of Canadian Art: Artists and Art Terms. Kingston: B. McKendry, 1997.
McMann, Evelyn de Rostaing. Royal Canadian Academy of Arts/Académie royale des arts du Canada: Exhibitions and Members 1880-1979. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1981.
Ontario Provincial Library Service. Ontario Library Review. Toronto: Provincial Library Service, 1940.
Poole, Nancy Geddes. "London Women and Art." The Art of London: 1830-1980. London: Blackpool Press, 1984.
Westbridge, A.R. Canadian Art Sales Index 1991-92. Vancouver: Westbridge Publications, 1992.
Westbridge, Anthony R. The Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction. Vancouver: Westbridge Publications, 2001.

Full text pdfs of exhibition reviews
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, March 1902) "Annual Exhibition of the Royal Canadian Academy."  Montreal Daily Herald  March 22, 1902.  p.2.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, March 1902) Gill, Charles.  "Le salon de peinture."  La Presse (Montreal)  March 22, 1902.  p.16.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition.: (Ottawa, April 1903) "R.C.A. Pictures on View at Ottawa."  Saturday Night  April 25, 1903.  p.4.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition.: (Toronto, March 1904) "Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Society is Holding Its Twenty-Fifth Annual Exhibition. Oils and Water Colours from Pictures Now Shown Will Be Selected Those For St. Louis Exposition."  Montreal Star  March 18, 1904.  p.5.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition.: (Toronto, March 1904) "Royal Academy Exhibition."  Montreal Witness  March 19, 1904.  p.2.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, November 18, 1920) "Art of Canadians Well Represented."  Gazette (Montreal)  November 19, 1920.  p.9.   Full-text pdf

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