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 ...

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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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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