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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 ...

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 ...
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Kate Taylor Cumming

Born Kate Livingston Taylor in Ingersoll in 1889, Cumming was praised for her art from a young age. She received the Pile Gold Medal for proficiency and promise in art from her Chatham high school and went on to train at the Detroit College of Art where she saw and painted her first miniatures. Continuing her studies at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, she received a number of scholarships and was appointed Associate in the Department of Drawing and Painting upon graduation ...
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Colette Urban

Colette Urban was born in Denver, Colorado in 1952, and grew up in Michigan and North Carolina. Becoming aware of her daughter’s strong artistic potential at a young age, her mother enrolled both Colette and her sister in art classes at the art museum in Charlotte, North Carolina ...
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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 ...

Bernice Vincent

Born and raised in Woodstock, Ontario, Bernice Vincent moved to London in 1952 to attend H.B. Beal Technical School, where she studied with several influential London artists including Herb Ariss, Mackie Cryderman, and John O’Henly. In 1954 Vincent traveled on scholarship to the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico to take courses in painting, anatomy, watercolour, lithography, and fabric painting ...
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Josephine Wilcox

Josephine Wilcox (née Haldane) was born in 1913. She studied at the Normal School in London, Ontario, and was commended on her artistic skills in her graduating class’s yearbook (1932-1933). In 1937, she married Dr. Lewis Dewitt Wilcox, and the couple settled in London ...

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 ...