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Tilsonburg, Ontario, 1858
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Biography synopsis
Ida Joy studied art in Ontario before going to study in Paris at the Academie Julian with P. Cot Gacomotti and T. Robert-Fleury. In 1886 she married Nicolas Didier. She exhibited portraits at Paris Salons from 1882 to 1884 and also the Royal Albert Exhibition in London where she received medals in recognition of her work. One of her works was a portrait of General Boulanger, executed when he was Minister of War, Paris. (Thanks to Dianne O'Neill for her bibliographic research.)
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File & Archive locations
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC

Writings about
"The Art Gallery at the Fair." Globe (Toronto) 3 Sept. 1898: 8
Allaire, Sylvain. Les Artistes Canadiens aux Salons de Paris, de 1870 à 1914. Montreal: Université de Montréal, 1985
Art Gallery of Ontario. Canadians in Paris, 1867-1914: An Educational Exhibition Using the Gallery's Collection and Long-Term Loans. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1979
Carr, Carolyn Kinder. Revisiting the White City. Michigan: National Portrait Gallery, 1993
Crespon-Halotier, Beatrice. Les Peintres dans les Salons Parisens des origins a 1939. Dijon: L'Echelle de Jacob, 2002
Ives, Halsey Cooley & Moses P. Handy. World's Columbian Exposition, 1893: Official Catalogue. Part X. Department K. Fine Arts. California: W.B. Conkey, 1893
Morgan, Henry James. The Canadian Men and Women of the Time: A Handbook of Canadian Biography. Toronto: William Briggs, 1898
National Council of Women of Canada. Women of Canada: Their Life and Work. Montreal: National Council of Women, 1900
Paul V. Galvin Library. "List of U.S. Exhibitors and Exhibits in the Department of Fine Arts 'Paintings in Oil.' World's Columbian Exposition of 1893." http://columbus.iit.edu/od/od-us-oil.html Chicago: P.V. Galvin Digital History Collection - Ill Inst. Tech., 2000
Pennsylvania Board of World's Fair Managers. Catalogue of the Exhibits of the State of Pennsylvania and of Pennsylvanians at the World's Columbian Exhibition. Michigan: C.M. Busch, 2007
Rich, Alihu. Appletons' Cyclopaedia of Biography: Embracing a Series of Original Memoirs of the Most Distinguished Persons of All Times. New York: D. Appleton, 1856

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