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Montreal, Quebec, 1925
Biography synopsis
Tobie Steinhouse was born in Montreal. She first studied art there with Anne Savage, then in New York at the Art Student's League. For the next ten years she worked in Paris where she studied briefly at l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris, at La Grande Chaumière and with the painter Arpad Szenes. During this time she exhibited in many important "salons" such as the Salon de l'Automne, the Salon de la Jeune Peinture and the Salon de l'Art Libre. Later she studied etching and engraving at the famous Atelier 17 with William Hayter. Returning to Montreal, she was a founding member of l'Atelier libre de recherches graphiques and of La Guilde Graphique. She became a member of the Canadian Group of Painters and was its last president before it dissolved. In 1972, she was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. In 1967, she was awarded the Jessie Dow Prize for painting.
Media used
Royal Canadian Academy of Arts
File & Archive locations
Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives
Hamilton Public Library, ON - Local History and Archives Department
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, QC
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, QC - Media Centre
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Toronto Reference Library, ON
Vancouver Art Gallery, BC - Library
Winnipeg Art Gallery, MA - Archives
University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, ON

Writings about
"Antique Botanical Prints Highlight Exhibition at Mazarine." Gazette (Montreal) 18 Oct. 1996.
"Art Sale Will Benefit the SPCA." Gazette (Montreal) 4 Apr. 1996.
"Au Musée: Exposition - Vente." Le Devoir (Montreal) 23 Feb. 1960.
"Cape Dorset Fall Print Collection Arrives at Canadian Guild of Crafts." Gazette (Montreal) 18 Oct. 1996.
"Community Calendar: Give Us Your Best Shot." Gazette (Montreal) 11 Apr. 1996.
"Community Calendar: West Island Edition." Gazette (Montreal) 18 Apr. 1996.
"Denis Juneau Restrospective Show Featured at Waddingon & Gorce: Final Edition." Gazette (Montreal) 4 Oct. 1996.
"Exploration Display at McClure Deals with Pastel and Oil Paintings." Gazette (Montreal) 27 Sept. 1996.
"Ming Ma's Watercolors, Pastels Featured at Jean-Pierre Valentin." Gazette (Montreal) 25 Oct. 1996: D12.
"Oh, To Be in Paris." Gazette (Montreal) 28 Apr. 1996.
"Photos Document Quebec Rodeo Life." Gazette (Montreal) 12 Apr. 1996.
"Spring Show Opens at Arts Club." Gazette (Montreal) 19 Apr. 1996.
"Tobie (Thelma) Steinhouse." AskArt: The Artists' Bluebook. 2009.
"Trumpeter Payton Blows into Town." Gazette (Montreal) 27 Mar. 1998: D10.
American Federation of Arts. Who's Who in American Art, 2008. New Providence, New Jersy: Marquis Who's Who, 2007.
Atelier Contrepoint. "Artists Who Have Worked at Atelier 17." Atelier 17 Paris, France: Atelier Contrepoint, 2008.
Daigneault, Gilles, et al. "La Gravure au Québec, 1940-1980." Saint-Lambert, Quebec: Heritage, 1981.
Duncan, Ann. "Les Femmeuses Puts 70 Artist in Spotlight; 9th Year for Longueuil Show." Gazette (Montreal) 15 Apr. 1995.
Duncan, Ann. "Painting from a Purist: Louis Comtois Died Before He Could Reap Acclaim." Gazette (Montreal) 1 Jun. 1996.
Duncan, Ann. "Women's Art Show is Growing in Reputation." Gazette (Montreal) 16 Apr. 1994: I1.
Falk, Peter H., et al. Who Was Who in American Art, 1564-1975: 400 Years of Artists in America. Madison, Connecticut: Sound View Press, 1999.
Goldfinch, Ellen. "Getting a Healthy Dose of Culture: Break a Habit." Record 2 Mar. 2007.
Grand Forks Art Gallery. Ann McCall, RCA, and Tobie Steinhouse, RCA, The Printed World. Grand Forks, British Columbia: Grand Forks Art Gallery, 2005.
Heller, Jules and Nancy. North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century. New York: Garland, 1995.
Kozinska, Dorota. "In their own image: The Beaver Hall Group of 10 woman painters - Dismissed by some critics of the day as `paintresses' - shared a passion for art, independence and the bold lines of feminism." Gazette (Montreal) 20 Sept. 1999: F1.
Kozinska, Dorota. "Local Artist Leaves Diverse Body of Work." Gazette (Montreal) 20 Sept. 1999.
Kozinska, Dorota. "Tobie Steinhouse: Artist and Printmaker Finds Serentiy in Japanese Calligraphy." Gazette (Montreal) 28 Apr. 1996.
La Guilde Graphique. Curriculum Vitae of Tobie Steinhouse. Montreal: La Guilde Graphique, 2006.
Lehmann, Henry. "Artists Recapture the Ordinary Face." Gazette (Montreal) 25 Sept. 1999.
Lehmann, Henry. "At the Galleries." Gazette (Montreal) 10 Mar. 2001.
Lehmann, Henry. "How About a Fuzzier, Cuddlier Rembrandt." Gazette (Montreal) 10 Mar. 2001.
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.
Marsh, James, ed. Canadian Encyclopedia Online. Historical Foundation, 2009
McMann, Evelyn de Rostaing. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Formerly Art Association of Montreal: Spring Exhibitions, 1880-1970. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1988.
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.
Nixon, Virginia. "Tobie Steinhouse: Songes et Lumière." Vie des Arts 67 (Summer 1972): 29-31, 86-7.
Prakash, A. K. Independent Spirit: Early Canadian Women's Art. Buffalo, New York: Firefly Books, 2008.
Redgrave, Veronica. "Butterfly Friends Gather at Hope and Cope Luncheon." Gazette (Montreal) 29 Jun. 2003.
Royal Canadian Academy. Catalogue of the Ninety-First Annual Exhibition of the Royal Canadian Academy, 1971. Montreal: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1971.
Royal Canadian Academy. Kaleidoscope: exposition des membres quebecois de l'Academie royale des arts du Canada [Kaleidoscope: an exhibition by Quebec members of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts]. Toronto: Publisher unknown, 1998.
Sabbath, Lawrence. "Special to the Gazette: Digest Show a Tast of Art That's Often Hidden, Many Corporations Have Fine Collections - But They're Kept Under Wraps." Gazette (Montreal) 2 Aug. 1986.
T. Eaton Company Limited. Exhibition and Sale of Art by Contemporary Professional Quebec Artists. Montreal: T. Eaton Company Limited, 1964.
T. Eaton Company Limited. Exhibition and Sale of Art by contemporary, professional Quebec artists. Montreal: T. Eaton Company Limited, 1963.
Virtual Museum of Canada. "Tobie Steinhouse." Image Gallery. Ottawa: CHIN, 2008.

Writings by
Steinhouse, Tobie. "Songes et lumière huit eaux-fortes de Tobie Steinhouse [portfolio]." Montreal: La Guilde Graphique, 1972.

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