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LINDSAY, Ellen Trider

Saint John, New Brunswick, 1900
Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1962
Biography synopsis
Ellen Trider Lindsay was born in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1900. She studied with Elizabeth S. Nutt at the Nova Scotia College of Art, where she later taught. She also attended the Parson's School of Design in New York City and took summer art courses at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. She was a member of the Nova Scotia Society of Artists from 1939 until her death, serving as President (1945-45; 1951-52), Treasurer (1946-49) and Exhibition Secretary (1955). Lindsay exhibited with the Art Association of Montreal in 1942 and 1943. Her work has been shown with the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (sic), at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, with the Maritime Art Association and in the Nova Scotia Department of Education Traveling Exhibitions. Lindsay passed away in 1962 in Halifax.
Media used
Parsons School of Design, New York
Nova Scotia College of Art (under Elizabeth Styring Nutt)
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Nova Scotia Society of Artists, Various Positions (1939-1955)
File & Archive locations
University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library
Winnipeg Art Gallery, MA - Clara Lander Library
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC

Writings about
Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia. "Records of the Halifax Funeral Home." 1997: 5.
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.
McMann, Evelyn de Rostaing. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Formerly Art Association of Montreal: Spring Exhibitions, 1880-1970. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1988.
Prakash, A. K. Independent Spirit: Early Canadian Women's Art. Buffalo, New York: Firefly Books, 2008.

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