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FRAME, Margaret

Oxford, Nova Scotia, 1903
Napean, Ontario, 1985
Biography synopsis
Margaret Beatty (née Frame) was born at Oxford, Nova Scotia. At eleven years old she studied under Inglis Sheldon Williams when her family moved to Regina, Saskatchewan. From 1922 to 1924 she studied at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She also studied one term at the California School of Fine Arts at San Francisco (1923). Later she travelled to Paris and studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts for four years. Margaret Frame’s portraits were exhibited in several exhibitions at the Jeu de Paume Museum in Paris, at the Galerie de Marsan, at the Royal Canadian Academy and in the British Empire Exhibition, London, England. In 1926 she held her first solo exhibition at the Galerie de Marsen in Paris. Her portraits include those of: Countess Guy de Kernguern (Rumanian Princess); Marquis a Roche Aigmon;; Rt. Hon. W. S. Fielding (Premier of Nova Scotia), among many others. Her portraits “Portrait of Monsieur R. de V.” and “Portrait of the Artist” were included at the Salon of Women Painters and Sculptors of France in 1932. She wrote a book of poetry entitled "Phantom Caravan."
Media used
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
File & Archive locations
Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, ON
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, QC
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library
Nova Scotia Archives & Records Management
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC

Writings about
"?" Ottawa Citizen 12 Oct. 1950
"?" Ottawa Journal (12 Jul. 1943)
"?" Saturday Night (4 May 1946)
"Canadian Women in the Public Eye." Saturday Night (29 Jan. 1927)
"Girl Artist Executes Portrait of Fielding." Toronto Star Weekly 24 Nov. 1928
Galérie de Marsan. Exposition des peintures de Margaret Frame. Galérie de Marsan, 1926
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.
National Gallery of Canada. Regina Star. National Gallery of Canada, 1 Oct. 1930

Full text pdfs of exhibition reviews
Royal Canadian Academy Annual Exhibition: (Montreal, ) "High Standard Set by R.C.A. Pictures. Forty-Fourth Exhibition Opened With Private View Last Night."  Gazette (Montreal)  .  p.9.   Full-text pdf

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