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?, 1920
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Biography synopsis
Molly Lenhardt's father immigrated to Canada from Ukraine in the early twentieth century. She and her husband Joe later ran a variety store in Melville, Saskatchewan where she also served as a member of the City Council. Much of Lenhardt's work addresses Ukrainian settler heritage, and a profile of her work in the October/November 1979 issue of artscanada published 4 illustrations: Land of the Pioneers (1964, the cover image), Portrait of Father (1975), Convocations (1976) and Daughter of Canadian Ukrainian Pioneer (1978).
Media used
File & Archive locations
Saskatchewan Archives Board
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
University of Saskatchewan Archives
Alberta Culture and Community Spirit - Arts Branch
Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives
Artexte Information Centre, QC - Documentation Centre
London Public Library, ON
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Winnipeg Art Gallery, MA - Clara Lander Library
Canadian Museum of Civilization Archives, QC
University of Regina, SK - Archives and Special Collections

Writings about
"Daughter of Canadian-Ukrainian Pioneer (1978)." Artscanada 36 (Aug.-Sept. 1979): 8.
"Making a Home Out of Existence: Nine Prairie Folk Artists." Artscanada 36.230-31 (Oct-Nov. 1979): 1-14.
"Molly Lenhardt Folk Artist Clippings." Leader Post 1984.
Anderson, Jack. "Exhibition is Visual Literature." Leader Post 24 Mar. 2004: A6.
Baele, Nancy. "Funny, Functional: Ceramic Exhibit Shows the Variety of the Form." Ottawa Citizen 30 Mar. 1992: B8.
Borsa, Joan. Seven Saskatchewan Folk Artists From the Permanent Collection of the Mendel Art Gallery and Saskatchewan Arts Board. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Mendel Art Gallery, 1983.
Crepeau, Pierre, et al. From the Heart: Folk Art in Canada. Ottawa: McClelland and Stewart & National Museum of Civilization, 1983.
Kobayashi, Terry and Michael Bird. A Compendium of Canadian Folk Artists. Erin, Ontario: Boston Mills Press, 1985.
Laviolette, Mary-Beth. "Just Plain Folks: '... Folk Art is an Uncommon Artform From the Common People'." Calgary Herald 2 Jul. 2000: D8.
Marzolf, Helen. Molly Lenhardt Retrospective. Regina: Dunlop Art Gallery, 1990.
Marzolf, Helen. "Local Art Works of Special Value." Star (Phoenix) 26 Feb. 2004: A15.
McKendry, Blake. A to Z of Canadian Art: Artists and Art Terms. Kingston: B. McKendry, 1997.
McKendry, Blake. An Illustrated Companion to Canadian Folk Art. Kingston, Ontario: B. McKendry, 1999.
McKendry, Blake. Folk Art: Primitive and Naïve Art in Canada. Toronto and New York: Methuen & Facts on File, 1983.
Newman, Marketa. The Biographical Dictionary of Saskatchewan Artists, 2 Volumes. Saskatoon: Fifth House, 1990.
Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery. Remembering and Telling: Stories of Identity and Location. Regina: Mackenzie Art Gallery, 1991.
Robertson, Sheila. "Monumental Role Played by Elevators." Star (Phoenix) 27 Jun. 1998: C11.
Robertson, Sheila. "Tribute to Turnbull Evans." Star (Phoenix) 12 Dec. 1998: C13.
Robertson, Sheila. "University Celebrates Its Roots in the Arts." Star (Phoenix) 20 Sept. 1997: C12.
Smith, Trevor M. Split Personalities: Portraiture and the Imagination. Regina: Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, 1992.
Tippett, Maria. By a Lady. Toronto: Viking, 1992.

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