1950-1959

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Donna Andreychuk

Born on a farm in rural Ontario, Donna Andreychuk always had a passion for art but only started painting seriously in 1999 while living in Owen Sound and inspired by the Georgian Bay landscape. Her large-scale abstract expressionist works, based on her outdoor paintings and photographs, memory and imagination, reflect her love for the Canadian landscape and its impact on her ...
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Fern Helfand

Helfand’s research and photo-based art production have always been influenced by the environments and cultures in which she has lived, worked and traveled. Her artwork has explored issues addressing cultural observation and commentary, tourism, environmental concerns, racism and the medium of photography itself ...
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Kirtley Jarvis

Kirtley Jarvis was born in Balmertown, a small mining town in Northern Ontario, and moved to London, Ontario, as a teenager. While Jarvis has training from the H.B. Beal Secondary School’s adult art program, the Sheridan School of Design, and the Ontario College of Art and Design, she is simultaneously self-taught in many respects, learning from those she meets who have something to teach ...
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Shelley Niro

Born in Niagara Falls, New York, Shelley Niro moved with her family to the Six Nations Reserve near Brantford, a member of the Turtle Clan of the Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) Nation. She is a multi-media artist whose work involves photography, painting, beadwork, and film ...
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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 ...

Sophie Skaith

Sophie Skaith was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1952 with the name Eha Sumberg. Her middle name, Sophie, was added legally in the 1990s. She moved to London, Ontario, in the 1970s. Sophie Skaith received her B.A. Hon. (Art History) from the University of Toronto in 1976 and a Master of Public Administration from Western University in 2005 ...

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 ...