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REYNOLDS, Catherine

Detroit, United States, 1784
Amherstburg, Ontario, 1864
Biography synopsis
Catherine Reynolds moved to Canada from Detroit in 1796. She painted a series of Canadian scenes between 1810-1820. She was an ardent copyist of prints of European subjects. Works by Catherine Reynolds are held in the collection of the Detroit Institute of Fine Arts and in Windsor's Community Museum - François Baby House.
Media used
File & Archive locations
Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives
Edmonton Art Gallery, AB - Library
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Winnipeg Art Gallery, MA - Clara Lander Library
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, ON
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
Frick Art Reference Library, NY

Writings about
Carter, David G. The Painter and the New World. Montreal: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1967.
Collins, Jim and Glenn B. Opitz, eds. Women Artists in America: 18th Century to the Present. New York: Apollo, 1980.
Conde, Valérie. "Ontario's First Artist." Windsor Daily Star 25 Sept. 1945.
Douglas, R. Alan. "The Paintings of Catherine Reynolds." University of Windsor Review 2.1 (Fall 1966): 57-66.
Farr, Dorothy and Luckyj, Natalie. From Women's Eyes: Women Painters in Canada. Kingston: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 1975.
Gossage, Carolyn. Forgotten Graces: Travel Sketchbooks of a Victoria Gentlewoman. Unionville: Varley Art Gallery of Markham, 2006.
Groce, George G. and David H. Wallace. New York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America, 1564-1860. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1957.
Harper, J. Russell. A People's Art: Primitive, Naïve, Provincial and Folk Painting in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto, 1974.
Harper, J. Russell. Early Painters and Engravers in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1970.
Kobayashi, Terry and Michael Bird. A Compendium of Canadian Folk Artists. Erin, Ontario: Boston Mills Press, 1985.
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.
McKendry, Blake. A to Z of Canadian Art: Artists and Art Terms. Kingston: B. McKendry, 1997.
McKendry, Blake. Dictionary of Folk Artists in Canada: From the 17th Century to the Present. Elginburg: Blake McKendry, 1988.
Perkin, Norah-Jean. "Reynolds Works Now on Display." Windsor Star 26 Jul. 1975.
Petteys, Chris, et al. Dictionary of Women Artists: An International Dictionary of Women Artists Born Before 1900. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1985.
Robinson, Francis Waring. Catherine Reynolds (ca. 1782-1864): An Early Canadian Artist in Essex County Windsor, Ontario: Willistead Art Gallery, 1967.
Robinson, Francis Waring. "Early Houses on the Detroit River and Lake Erie in Watercolors by Catherine Reynolds." Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts 33.1 (1953-1954): 17-20.
Schepers, Bonnie L.. "Loyalists along the Detroit River: Arts and Artefacts." Loyalist Gazette 40 (Spring 2002): 21.
Tippett, Maria. By a Lady. Toronto: Viking, 1992.
Valle, Madelyn Della. Her Stories: Lives of Women in the Detroit River Region. Detroit, Michigan: City of Windsor and Windsor Public Library, 1993.

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