1920-1929

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Margot Ariss

Margot Ariss was born in 1929 in Belleville, Ontario. She moved to London in 1940 and attended H. B. Beal Secondary School where she met her husband, artist & teacher Herb Ariss. Margot began working as a sculptor in the late 1950’s, stamping words into soft clay with a child’s set of wooden letters ...
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Anna P. Baker

Anna P. Baker was born at Victoria Hospital in June 1928 and was adopted by Alfred and Roberta Baker. Throughout high school, Baker was skilled in athletics, academics, music, and especially art, for which she won the Gold Medal ...

Charlotte Brainerd

Charlotte Brainerd began studying at the Walker Art Center School in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1942, attending the school through 1943 before taking a break to later return from 1946 to 1948. In the early 1950s she came to Canada, subsequently studying at the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University of Art and Design), and then moved to London, Ontario, where she taught at H.B. Beal Secondary School from 1958 to 1959 ...

Shirley Brickenden

Shirley Brickenden (née Browne) was born in Montreal in 1924. She studied at The Royal Drawing Society of London, England at the age of sixteen, and there received honours in drawing and painting ...
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Doreen Curry

Doreen Curry was born in Orangeville, Ontario, in 1924. She completed a BA in music in 1946 at the University of Toronto, and a degree in Library Science (BLsc.) a year later. From 1947 until the 1980s, Curry worked at the London Public Library as the head of the Arts and Science, often also working with music materials ...
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Rae Davis

Rae Davis grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey. She received a BA in English from Wellesley College, in 1949 and a MA in English from Columbia University in 1952. She moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1953, where she was at first a typist for an insurance company, and a year later married John Davis ...
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Anne Marsh Evans

Anne Marsh Evans was born in Nottingham, England in 1923. Shortly before World War II, she attended the Nottingham College of Art and received the London Board of Drawing Diploma. During the war, she was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF). In 1946, Evans relocated to London, Ontario ...
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Beryl Ivey

Beryl Ivey (Beryl Marcia Nurse) was born in Chatham, Ontario on December 28, 1924 to Lt. Col. William Ivan Nurse and Beatrice Heaton. She attended high school in Chatham and was known as a talented athlete. Mrs. Ivey was the girl’s school captain and set a record for long jump for Kent County that remained unbroken for 50 years ...
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