Dorothy Emery

Other Names: Dorothy Lewis Emery

Dorothy Emery taught art at the London Normal School from 1922 to 1955.

Dorothy Emery worked as an art instructor at the London Normal School (later known as the London Teachers’ College), from 1922 until her retirement in 1955. She was an extremely dedicated teacher, regularly offering students additional free Saturday classes. Although she was a talented painter, she is not known to have exhibited her work.

Dorothy Emery passed away in late 1988. The Dorothy Emery Memorial Award in Visual Arts Education was created to honour her work. It is awarded annually to two students in visual arts in
recognition of achievements in academics and in art education practice teaching.

Biography by Samantha Meritt



Awards & Scholarships – Faculty of Education -Western University. “Dorothy Emery Memorial Award in Visual Arts Education.” Western Education.

Dobrindt, G.H. “A delayed tribute to a beloved and gifted teacher,” letter to the editor.
The London Free Press, December 1988.

Poole, Nancy Geddes. The Art of London, 1830-1980. London, Ontario: Blackpool Press, 1984.

See also: Carol Finkbeiner Thomas; Jill Price

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