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Lake Winnipegosis, Manitoba, 1914
?, 1995
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 from 1977-1979. 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). Her works have been shown across Canada and were included in a retrospective organized by the Dunlop Art Gallery (Regina, 1990). Her paintings are held at the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Dunlop Gallery, the Mendel Art Gallery, the University of Saskatchewan, and the MacKenzie Art Gallery.
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
Bell, Lynn et al.. Remembering and Telling: Stories of Identity and Location. Regina, Sask.: Regina, SK: Mackenzie Art Gallery, 1991
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
Long, Timothy and The MacKenzie Art Gallery. Prairie Icons: The Discovery of Saskatchewan Folk Art. Regina: The MacKenzie Art Gallery, 1990
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, Women Artists. 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
Thauberger, David. Grassroots Saskatchewan. Regina, SK: Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, 1976
Tippett, Maria. By a Lady. Toronto: Viking, 1992

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