18 July 2011

Canadian women artists database

Isabella Mary Abbott, the granddaughter of Sir John Abbott, third Prime Minister of Canada, and Mary Marguerite Porter Zwicker, are the first and last entries in this database.  It currently contains 313 Canadian women artists who worked in Canada and were born before 1925. Entries continue to be added.

Information for each artist is given under the headings year and place of birth and death, biography synopsis, media used, education,file and archive locations, bibliography (writings about, full text pdfs of exhibition reviews.)
Electronic databases cited as sources for the work are:
Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Although it won't be easy finding them there are actually more men from the arts community named, as teachers, spouses, etc., than women.

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