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Ownyo, California, 1904
Victoria, British Columbia, 1997
Biography synopsis
Bradshaw immigrated to Canada with her family in 1914 and settled in Victoria, British Columbia, in 1959. She received training from Molly Bobak and H.G. Glyde at the Victoria Art Gallery and also studied privately with Herbert Siebner in Victoria. Her work was influenced by the Group of Seven, Paul Klee and Jack Shadbolt. Bradshaw is known for her still life, landscape, and figurative work as well as her depiction of the Haida culture and the totem poles of Queen Charlotte Island.
Media used
Victoria Art Gallery (under Molly Bobak, H.G. Glyde)
Federation of Canadian Artists
Alberta Society of Artists
File & Archive locations
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
Vancouver Art Gallery, BC - Library
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Winnipeg Art Gallery, MA - Clara Lander Library
London Public Library, ON
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, QC
Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives
University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library

Writings about
Amos, Robert. "Ultimatum Gave Artist the Impetus to Go Full-time." Times-Colonist (Victoria) 1 Mar. 2007: D5.
Danard, Susan. "Fans Pack Gallery for Rediscovered Art." Times-Colonist (Victoria) 24 Mar. 1997: 1.
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.
Milton, Kerry. "Painter of Landscapes and Totem Poles." Times-Colonist (Victoria) 8 Aug. 1997: 1.
Prakash, A. K. Independent Spirit: Early Canadian Women's Art. Buffalo, New York: Firefly Books, 2008.
Tamsen, Rio. "At the Galleries." Times-Colonist (Victoria) 29 Mar. 1997: 1.
Tamsen, Rio. "At the Galleries: AGGV Offers Six Fascinating Shows in One Place." Times-Colonist (Victoria) 22 Mar. 1997: 1.
Westbridge, Anthony R. The Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction. Vancouver: Westbridge Publications, 2001.
Wood, Lon. "Nell's Move into Care Home Gave Life of a Lifetime." Times-Colonist (Victoria) 29 Jan. 1997: 1.

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