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Quebec City, Quebec, 1899
Montreal, Quebec, 1986
Biography synopsis
Sybil Kennedy exhibited sporadically at the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts from 1953 to 1963, and at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Spring Exhibitions from 1929 to 1961. She also has exhibited work in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and London. She has work in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. She won the Huntington Prize in 1941 from the National Association of Women Artists, and the Amelia Peabody Prize in 1948.
Media used
Art Association of Montreal (under Alexander Archipenko; William Brymner)
Art Students' League, New York (under John Sloan)
Royal Canadian Academy of Arts
Sculptors' Society of Canada
Audubon Artists
National Association of Women Artists
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
Vancouver Art Gallery, BC - Library
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, ON
Brooklyn Museum, NY

Writings about
"Art Association 48th Spring Show High in Interest." Gazette (Montreal) 21 Mar. 1931.
"Canadian Arts Council." Canadian Art 5.4 (Spring-Summer 1948): 200-1.
"Refreshing Art Exhibition On View at Gallery." Ottawa Evening Journal 19 Dec. 1942.
"Une exposition du plus grand intéret." La Presse (Montreal) 6 Dec. 1941.
"Variety In Subjects at CAS Annual Show." Unknown (Montreal) 16 Nov. 1946.
Concordia Art Gallery. Montreal Women Artists of the 1950's/Les femmes artistes de Montréal des années 50. Montreal: Concordia Art Gallery, 1988.
Contemporary Arts Society. Contemporary Arts Society: Drawings, Prints, Sculpture, December 1st to 31st, 1941. 1941.
Contemporary Arts Society. Seventh Annual Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings, 1946. Montreal: Art Association of Montreal, 1946.
Daniel, Pierre. "De Borduas à M. Bouchard." La Presse (Montreal) 14 Nov. 1942.
Doyon, Charles. "Les Arts: les dessins de CAS." Le Jour (Montreal) 10 Jan. 1942: 7.
Gagnon, François. "Toutes les tendances sont passées en revue." La Presse (Montreal) 7 Apr. 1949.
Hambleton, Josepine. "Canadian Artist's Work in Bronze." Ottawa Evening Citizen 11 Dec. 1948.
Hambleton, Josepine. "Canadian Women Sculptors." Dalhousie Review 29.3 (Oct. 1949): 327-37
Hamel, Charles. "Les Arts: Grande variété de l'exposition de la S.A.C." Le Canada (Montreal) 21 Nov. 1946.
Hebert, Julien. "Societe d'art Contemporain." Le Quartier Latin (Montreal) 12 Dec. 1946.
Hubbard, R. H. The National Gallery of Canada Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. Ottawa: Published for the Trustees by University of Toronto Press, 1957.
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.
Martin, Michel. La Sculpture au Québec, 1946-1961: Naissance et persistance. Quebec: Musée du Québec, 1992.
Pfeiffer, Dorothy. "Sybil Kennedy Exhibition." Gazette (Montreal) 29 Sept. 1962.
Ross, Malcom ed. “Sculpture.” The Arts in Canada. Toronto: Macmillan, 1958.

Writings by
Kennedy, Sybil. "An Approach to Sculpture." Canadian Art 10.4 (Summer 1953): 152-155.

Full text pdfs of exhibition reviews
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 21, 1929) "Spring Exhibition at Art Galleries. Jury Selection Sympathetic to Sincere and Normal Work - Promise Shown by New Exhibitors."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 22, 1929.  p.12.   Full-text pdf
Art Association of Montreal Annual Spring Exhibition: (Montreal, March 20, 1931) "Art Association 48th Spring Show High In Interest."  Gazette (Montreal)  March 21, 1931.  p.16.   Full-text pdf

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