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CRYDERMAN, Mackie (Vera MacIntyre)

Dutton, Ontario, 1896?
London, Ontario, 1969
Biography synopsis
Mackie Cryderman (née Vera McIntyre) was born in Dutton, Ontario, in 1896. Before settling in London, Ontario, in 1927 Cryderman studied at the Winnipeg School of Art under Franz Johnston and at the Ontario College of Art, with a number of members from the Group of Seven. She also received training in Detroit at the Artisans’ Guild, under Arthur Neville Kiple, and at the Guild of All Art and Crafts and Society of Arts and Crafts under Sarkis Sarkisian. In 1927 Cryderman began teaching art classes at the London Normal School. Shortly following, Cryderman was asked to create a vocational art department at the H.B. Beal Technical School, which was considered comparable to the first year of the college curriculum for the Ontario College of Art. She also taught for the University of Western Ontario and at Fanshawe College until her death in 1969. Mackie Cryderman was an accomplished artist in a variety of media, working in watercolour, oil, metal, leather, jewellery making, graphic design and carving. During her life she exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy, the Ontario Society of Artists, the Western Art League and the Society of Canadian Painter-Etchers and Engravers. Cryderman was also appointed as a delegate to the Canadian Society of Education through Art and was a Fellow of the International Institute of Arts and Letters.
Media used
Jewellery making
Oil painting
Wood carving
Winnipeg School of Art (under Franz Johns)
Ontario College of Art & Design (formerly Ontario School of Art) (under Arthur Lismer, Robert Holmes, Fred S.H. Haines, J.E.H. McDonald, F.H. Varley, A.Y. Jackson)
Artisans Guild, Detroit (under Arthur Neville Kiple)
Private study (under Francis de Erdely)
Guild of All Arts and Crafts, Detroit (under Aileen Lowery)
Society of Arts and Crafts, Detroit (under Sarkis Sarkisian)
Western Ontario Art League, President ca. 1939-1942
Canadian Society of Painters, Etchers and Engravers, 1960
International Institute of Arts and Letters, 1960; Fellow
File & Archive locations
University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library
London Public Library, ON
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
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, ON

Writings about
"3-Way Trust Fund to Honor Artist Mackie Cryderman." London Evening Free Press 21 Apr. 1971
"Cryderman Exhibit to Honor Notes Painter, Educator." London Evening Free Press 17 Jun. 1971
"Exhibit of 34 Paintings to Honor Noted Figure on London's Art Scene." London Free Press 17 Jun. 1971
"London Artist, Teacher Mackie Cryderman Dies." London Evening Free Press 19 Nov. 1969
American Federation of Arts. Who's Who in American Art, 1970. Michigan, Detroit: R. R. Bowker, 1970
Anstead, Christopher J. and Ivor F. Goodson. "Structure and Mediation: Glimpses of Everyday Life at the London Technical and Commercial High School, 1920-1940" American Journal of Education 102.1 (Nov. 1993): 55-79
Atkinson, Eric. The Incomplete circle: Eric Atkinson, Art and Education: An Exchange of Letters. Aldershot, Hampshire; Burlington, Vermon: Scolar Press; Ashgate Publishing, 2000
Bannerman, Jean MacKay. Leading Ladies, Canada. Belleville, Ontario: Mika Publishing Company, 1977
Collins, Kit. "Cryderman Honored in Memorial Exhibition." London Evening Free Press 19 Jun. 1971
Crawford, Gail. A Fine Line: Studio Crafts in Ontario from 1930 to the Present. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1998
Crawford, Lenore. "Cryderman Art Brings Top Bids." London Evening Free Press 13 Jun. 1972
Crawford, Lenore. "Tell of Mackie Cryderman's Artistry." London Evening Free Press 19 Jun. 1971
Fitzgerald, Judith. "Curnoe Memory Paintings: Hospitals, Bicycles, Politics." Globe and Mail (Toronto) 30 Jul. 1983: E13
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.
McWilliams, W.A. Mackie Cryderman Memorial Exhibition. London, Ontario: London Public Library and Art Gallery, 1971
Mills, Dorian. Intimate Isolation: A Permanent Collection Exhibition. St. Thomas, Ontario: Elgin Public Art Centre, 2006
Ontario Library Review. Who's Who in Canadian Art: From Ontario Library Review, November 1947-August 1962. Toronto: Government Printer, 1948
Pearse, Harold, ed. From Drawing to Visual Culture: A History of Art Education in Canada. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2007
Poole, Nancy Geddes. "London Women and Art." The Art of London: 1830-1980. London: Blackpool Press, 1984
Prakash, A. K. Independent Spirit: Early Canadian Women's Art Buffalo, New York: Firefly Books, 2008
Stewart, Beth. "Mackie Cryderman: Chisel and Gouge" The Beat: Arts in London 13 (Oct. 2010): 5-6
Tunnell, Arthur L. and Charles G.D. Roberts, eds. Canadian Who Was Who, 1875-1933. Toronto: Trans Canada Press, 1938

Writings by
MacIntyre, John Horton; Illustrated by Mackie Cryderman. Foregleams of the Dawning. London, Ontario: Mack, 1940

Full text pdfs of exhibition reviews
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (, ) "R.C.A. Exhibition Has Private View. Over 300 Works in Galleries of Art Association of Montreal. Standard Maintained."  Gazette (Montreal)  .  p.5.   Full-text pdf
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (, ) "Canadian Academy Opens Sixtieth Exhibition."  Montreal Star  .  p.11.   Full-text pdf

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