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JEFFERYS, Jean F.M., nee Adams

Toronto, ON, 1872
Newark, New Jersey, 1899
Biography synopsis
Jean F.M Jefferys, née Adams, was an artist who worked primarily in the medium of drawing. She was born in Toronto and studied there as a member of the Toronto Art Student's League. She also contributed illustrations to the Toronto Art League calendars for 1895, 1896, 1898 and 1899. She married fellow league member Charles W. Jefferys in December 1894 and moved with him to New York and later, New Jersey, while he worked as an illustrator the New York Herald. She died in 1899 of unknown causes.

Writings about
"Art and Artists." Saturday Night Toronto: 23 December 1893: 2
"Art Notes." The Week Toronto: 5 June 1891: 491
"Art notes: the Art Students' League." The Week Toronto: 3 June 1892: 427
"The Canadian Academy." Montreal Daily Witness 3 March 1893: 3
Colgate, William. The Toronto Art Students' League, 1886-1904 Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1954
Deacon, William Arthur. "Art Students Worked Hard to Learn Sound Technique." Globe and Mail 13 March 1954: 9
Holmes, Robert. "Toronto Art Students' League." The Canadian Magazine of Politics, Science, Art and Literature IV (1895): 171-188
Mavor, James. "Ontario artists: notice of exhibits at the annual display." The Globe Toronto: 22 May 1897: 10
Stacey, Robert. C.W. Jefferys Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1985
Stacey, Robert. Charles William Jefferys, 1869-1951 Kingston: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 1976

Full text pdfs of exhibition reviews
Ontario Society of Artists Annual Exhibition: (Toronto, ) James Mavor.  "Ontario Artists. Notice of Exhibits at the Annual Display. Several Good pictures."  Globe (Toronto)  .  p.10.   Full-text pdf

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