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Toronto, Ontario, 1902
Richmond Hill, Ontario, 1988
Biography synopsis
Pinkerton (née Campbell) attended the Bishop Strachan School where she studied with Mary Wrinch Reid, and later studied with Frederick Challener at the Central Technical School in 1920. Pinkerton continued her artistic training with summer classes at the Ontario College of Art, where she studied with William Beatty, George Reid, A. Y. Jackson and Frederick Varley. She received her diploma in 1925. Working in oil, acrylic, and watercolour, Pinkerton was known for her portraits and sketches of the land as well as silkscreening. Throughout her career she exhibited with the Canadian National Exhibition, the Women’s Art Association in Ontario, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Art Gallery of Windsor. Pinkerton was a member of the Fakirs Art Club, Windsor, the Heliconian Club, the Canadian Society of Graphic Art and the Print and Drawing Council of Canada.
Media used
Bishop Strachan School (under Mary Wrinch Reid)
Central Technical School, Toronto, 1920 - ? (under Frederick Challener)
Ontario College of Art & Design (formerly Ontario School of Art), ? - 1925 (under William Beatty, Frederick Varley, George Reid, Arthur Lismer and A.Y. Jackson)
Canadian Society of Graphic Art
Print and Drawing Council of Canada
Heliconian Club
Fakirs Art Club
File & Archive locations
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives

Writings about
"What Women Are Doing." Globe and Mail (Toronto) 28 Jan. 1920: 10.
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.

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