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AKED, Aleen

Kildwick, Yorkshire, England, 1907
Toronto, 2003
Biography synopsis
Aked immigrated to Canada with her parents in 1910. A painter of still-lifes, portraits and landscapes in a post-impressionist style, from 1921-28 she studied at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto with, amongst others, Arthur Lismer, Frederick Varley, George Reid, A.Y. Jackson, Fred Haines and J.W. Beatty. Between 1929 and 1944, she spent winters in Sarasota, Florida where she exhibited regularly, studied at the Ringling School of Art, and became a member of the Southern States Art League and the Sarasota Art Association. She participated in many artist workshops and artist organizations in both Canada and the United States. In addition to exhibiting regularly at the Canadian National Exhibition, the Royal Canadian Academy and the Ontario Society of Artists, she had solo exhibitions at the New York City Public Library and the Sarasota Art Association. Her last important exhibition took place at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in 1989. (JA)
Media used
Ontario College of Art & Design (formerly Ontario School of Art), 1921 - 1928 (under Lismer, J.E.H. MacDonald, F.W. Varley, A.Y. Jackson, George Reid, J.W. Beatty, Fred Haines, Yvonne McKague Housser)
Ringling School of Art, Sarasota
Southern States Art League
Sarasota Art Association
File & Archive locations
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, ON
Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives
Artexte Information Centre, QC - Documentation Centre
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, QC - Media Centre
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library, FL
Robert McLaughlin Gallery Archives, ON

Writings about
Aleen Aked (1907-2003), AOCA, SSA, SSAL. ?
Aleen Aked (American/Canadian, 1907-2003) ?
Aked, Aleen. Sunny Paintings of Florida. New York: Marbella Gallery, 2008.
Evasuk, Stasia. "Car Collector, 82, has been driving since she was 11." Toronto Star 20 Nov 1989.
Murray, Joan. The Art of Aleen Aked. Oshawa, Ontario: The Robert Mclaughlin Gallery, 1989.

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