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PINNEO, Georgianna Paige

Waterville, Nova Scotia, 1896
?, 1977
Biography synopsis
In 1916 Pinneo received a Bachelor's of Arts from Acadia University, and in 1921 she studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art with Elizabeth Nutt. She also studied independently with Aleksandre Bercovitch from 1940 to 1942 in Montreal and with Stanley Woodward and Lester Stevens in Rockport, Massachusetts. In Montreal she taught high school (1939-1960) and also taught with Arthur Lismer at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (1940-1944), and gave evening classes at Sir George Williams University (1940-1945). She contributed to Canadian Art magazine during the 1940's and 50's. Pinneo was known for her watercolor landscapes and still lifes. She exhibited with the RCA and the AAM and her works can now be found in the collection of the Art Gallery of Windsor.
Media used
Acadia University, ? - 1916
Nova Scotia College of Art
Nova Scotia Teachers' College
File & Archive locations
University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library
Hamilton Public Library, ON - Local History and Archives Department
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, QC
McGill University Archives, QC

Writings about
"Fine Arts, Crafts and Decoration." Gazette (Montreal) 13 Nov. 1943.
"G. Paige Pinneo Shows Group of Watercolors. Montreal Artist Has Many From Bic Region at Art Association." Gazette (Montreal) 20 Jan. 1945.
"Nos femmes artistes admirées à Québec." La Presse (Montreal) 20 Mar. 1947.
"Three Painters Show Works in Gallery XII. G. Paige Pinneo, Betty Galbraith-Cornell, Sam Borenstein at Arts Museum." Gazette (Montreal) 07 Feb. 1953: 18.
"Water Colors by Paige Pinneo. Montreal Star 02 Feb. 1942.
"Watercolors Shown by G. Paige Pinneo. Montreal Artist Exhibits Group in Common Room of Royal Victoria College." Gazette (Montreal) 13 Nov. 1943.
"Watercolour Exhibition is Ending This Evening. Interest Shown in Work by G. Paige Pinneo - Future Shows Announced." Gazette (Montreal) 27 Nov. 1943.
"Works by Montrealer Exhibited in Windsor. Watercolors by G. Paige Pinneo at Willistead Art Gallery Win Approval." Gazette (Montreal) 10 June, 1944.
Montrealer to Show Paintings in Windsor. Miss G. Paige Pinneo Sending Group of Watercolors to Public Library." Gazette (Montreal) 20 May, 1944.
Boulanger, Rolland. "L'époque du coeur." unknown title 1949.
Conde, Valerie. "Vigorous Art in Watercolor." Windsor Star (Ontario) 03 June, 1944.
Doyon, Charles. "La peinture feminine." Le Clairon (Sainte-Hyacinthe) ?.
Huot, Maurice. "Peintres féminins." La Patrie (Montreal) 6 Apr. 1949: 16.
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.
Musée du Quebec. Catalogue: Exposition "Fémina", Sylvia Daoust, A.R.C.A., Simone Dénéchaud, Suzanne Duquet, Claire Fauteux, Agnès Lefort, G. Paige Pinneo, Marion Scott. Québec: Musée de la Province de Québec, 1947.
Prakash, A. K. Independent Spirit: Early Canadian Women's Art. Buffalo, New York: Firefly Books, 2008.
Westbridge, Anthony R. The Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction. Vancouver: Westbridge Publications, 2001.

Writings by
Pinneo, Georgianna Pinneo. "High School Students Design Textiles." Canadian Art 6.1 (1948): 19.

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