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Thelma Rosner

Thelma Rosner was born in Toronto in 1941 and is currently based in London, Ontario. Rosner studied at the University of Toronto and the Ontario College of Education between 1959 and 1964. In 1972, she returned to school to study visual art at The University of Western Ontario, in London. Serendipitously, this was the same year that Paterson Ewen joined the faculty at Western ...
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Mary B. Sawtelle

Mary Berkeley Sawtelle (née Blackford), nicknamed “Daisy,” was born in 1871 in Washington, D.C. Her art studies included time spent at the Corcoran School (at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, today the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design) in Washington D.C., the Académie Delécluse and ...

Jan Shepherd McKee

Jan Shepherd McKee’s education was extensive and varied; she holds degrees in English Literature, Philosophy (Metaphysics and Philosophy of Science), Visual Arts (Studio), Law and Business Administration from Western University and The University of Hawaii. Cross-disciplinary work has formed the basis of Shepherd McKee’s creative exploration over the last 35 years ...

Sophie Skaith

Sophie Skaith was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1952 with the name Eha Sumberg. Her middle name, Sophie, was added legally in the 1990s. She moved to London, Ontario, in the 1970s. Sophie Skaith received her B.A. Hon. (Art History) from the University of Toronto in 1976 and a Master of Public Administration from Western University in 2005 ...

Rosemary Sloot

Rosemary Sloot was born in Simcoe, Ontario two months after her parents emigrated from The Netherlands in 1952. Many Dutch families during the post-war era traveled to Canada on immigrant ships like the Waterman. The Sloot family and many other families started their journey on the Waterman in Rotterdam and arrived in Quebec City ...

Beth Stewart

Beth Stewart (née Collins) is a professional artist and educator. Born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, she attended the University of Windsor, earning a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education. Moving to London, Ontario, Stewart continued her education at Western University, where she was mentored by art therapy pioneer Irene Dewdney, earning a Diploma in Art Therapy ...
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Clémence van den Broeck

Clémence van den Broeck was born into an artistic family – her father, Pierre van den Broeck, was a well-known sculptor and the Inspector and Commissioner General of the Fine Arts in the Belgian government. Her love and talent for art from an early age and the connection to the arts community through her family led her to be able to study under the Flemish master painter Adolph Dellens (she was the only pupil he ever took on) and Edmond de Schampheleer ...

Margarethe Vanderpas

Margarethe Vanderpas is a Dutch-born professional artist, graphic designer, and educator who studied Fine Arts at Western University from 1983 to 1985 under the instruction of Professors William Dale, Madeline Lennon, William Hart, Jose Barrio-Garay, Helmut Becker, Greg Ludlow, and Roly Fenwick ...
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Kelly Wood

Kelly Wood is a photographer and practicing artist currently residing in London, Ontario. She has contributed greatly as both an educator and artist to the local London community. Wood hails from Vancouver, BC where she completed her education at Emily Carr University and the University of British Columbia. She held brief teaching positions in Vancouver and Toronto before her appointment in 2005 as an associate professor in the Department of Visual Arts at Western University. She continues to mentor students through her role as an undergraduate teacher in photography ...