Mary Ella Dignam

Mary Ella Dignam (née Williams) began her art studies at the Western School of Art and Design in London, Ontario, and then attended the New York Art Students League (NYSAL), likely in the late 1870s. In 1880, she returned to Ontario and married John Sifton Dignam of London; they would have three children ...

Caroline Farncomb

Caroline Farncomb was born in Newcastle, Ontario in 1859, and moved to London, Ontario with her family in 1867. Her art practice included work in still life, portraits, and landscapes. Farncomb’s art education began in London and included lessons with local artists Florence Carlyle and Cleménce Van Den Broeck, as well as studies at Hellmuth Ladies College, and the Western School of Art and Design ...

Mildred Peel

Mildred Peel was born in 1856 in London, Ontario. She was the eldest child of John Robert Peel and Amelia Margaret Hall. Her parents, originally from London, England, came to London, Ontario in the early 1850s. Mildred’s artistic talent was apparent during her childhood, and she grew up in a household that supported her interests ...