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Kathleen Hart

Kathleen Ellis, better known by her birth name, Hart, was born in Byron, Ontario in 1916. A dedicated and respected artist, Kathleen (or Kay) Hart was born without forearms and with legs that ended above her knees. Hart was not fond of using prosthetic arms and instead painted standing close to the canvas, holding the brush between her arms ...

Jamelie Hassan

Jamelie Hassan is a visual artist, writer, lecturer, activist, and independent curator, born in London, Ontario, where she continues to live and practice. Hassan’s parents came to Canada from Lebanon, and she grew up in an Arabic-speaking household as the seventh of eleven children. Hassan is known for her powerful interdisciplinary work that addresses the conflicting subjectivities arising from the disjuncture between the two cultures in which she exists ...

Mary Healey

Mary Healey was born in 1885 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. She attended the Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London, England, developing skills in painting life-like watercolour portraits. In 1919, Healey and her brother Gilbert moved to London, Ontario ...

Fern Helfand

Helfand’s research and photo-based art production have always been influenced by the environments and cultures in which she has lived, worked and traveled. Her artwork has explored issues addressing cultural observation and commentary, tourism, environmental concerns, racism and the medium of photography itself ...