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MACLEOD, Grace (Roberts)

MacCrimmon, Ontario, 1889
Cornwall, Ontario, 1982
Biography synopsis
In the 1920s Grace Roberts MacLeod taught in the Glengary district before obtaining a teacher’s certificate from the Ontario College of Education in the 1930s. She taught at St. Lawrence High School and at Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School for nearly twenty-nine years, specializing in art and English classes. She studied painting under J.W. Beatty at Port Hope, Ontario, Hans Hofmann, Provincetown, Massachusetts, and with Alfred Pinsky in Montreal. Working primarily in painting, Grace MacLeod is known for her landscapes, portraits, still life and abstract works.
Media used
File & Archive locations
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, QC

Writings about
"Local Artist Displays Selection Of Paintings." Standard-Freeholder [Cornwall, Ont] 19 May, 1966
"Wide Range Of Paintings Displayed By City Artist." Standard-Freeholder [Cornwall, Ont] 03 May, 1963
Gilmour, Mary. "Vivid Colors Of Mother Nature Beckon To Call Of Cornwall's First Lady Of Art." Standard-Freeholder [Cornwall, Ont] 22 Mar. 1968
Harper, J. Russell. Early Painters and Engravers in Canada Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1970
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.
Petteys, Chris, et al. Dictionary of Women Artists: An International Dictionary of Women Artists Born Before 1900. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1985

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