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RANEY, Suzanne Bryant

London, England, 1918
Biography synopsis
Suzanne Bryant Raney was born in London, England in 1918 but the following year moved to Canada. At 18 she became a student at the Ontario College of Art. Her media are varied and included printmaking, sculpture, serigraph, lithograph, watercolour, oils and so on; her favorite subjects are just as varied. In 1960 she held a show at the Macdonald Institute and a local paper described the works thusly: "From fairly factual reports of a familiar locale these eventually are abstracted until lightened and reduced to the most economical pictorial terms, they are fully meaningful and individual expressions of the artist's experience." In 1965 the Society of Canadian Painter-Etchers and Engravers chose one of her works for the Honourary Members print. Raney has taught at the Nova Scotia College of Art (now the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design). She resides lately in Dunnville, Ontario.
Media used
Ontario College of Art & Design (formerly Ontario School of Art), 1936 - 1936? (under Franklin Carmichael, J. W. Beatty, Rowley Murphy)
Society of Canadian Painter-Etchers and Engravers, 1965
File & Archive locations
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, QC
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC

Writings about
American Federation of Arts. Who's Who in American Art, 1970. Michigan, Detroit: R. R. Bowker, 1970.
Gallery Lambton. Connections: A Student Curated Exhibition. Sarnia, Ontario: Gallery Lambton, 2003.
Havlice, Patricia Pate. Index to Artistic Biography. Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1973.
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.
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.

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