A Driving Force Timeline
Wilhelmina McIntosh (1871-1940)1871
Wilhelmina Morris McIntosh, art supporter and collector, b. circa 1871, Euphemia Township, Lambton County (d.1940, London, Ontario).
Eveline Marie Alexander (1821-1906)1821
Lady Eveline Marie Alexander, artist, b.1821, Nantes, France (d.1906 Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England).
Eva Bradshaw (1871-1938)1871
Eva Bradshaw, artist and educator, b.1871, London, Ontario (d.1938, London, Ontario).
The Founding of the University of Western Ontario (Western University)1878
Western University was founded as the Western University of London Ontario in 1878, and was renamed the University of Western Ontario in 1923. In 2012, the university became known as “Western University,” although its legal name is still “The University of Western Ontario.”
Kate Taylor Cumming (1889-1971)1889
Kate Taylor Cumming, artist, b.1889, Ingersoll, Ontario (d.1971, London, Ontario).
Emma Sophia Baker: The First Woman to Earn a Ph.D at a Canadian University1903
Psychologist Emma Sophia Baker (1856-1943) graduates from the University of Toronto with a Ph.D in Philosophy, becoming the first woman to earn a Ph.D. from a Canadian University, and the first person to receive a Ph.D in Philosophy from the University of Toronto.
Lenore Crawford (1909-1983)1909
Lenore Crawford, art critic, b. 909, London, Ontario (d. 1983, London, Ontario).
Marjorie Blackburn (1913-1993)1913
Marjorie Blackburn, art supporter, b.1913, Strathroy, Ontario (d.1993 London, Ontario).
World War One Begins1914
World War One (1914-1918) begins.
World War One Ends1918
World War One (1914-1918) ends.
Beryl Ivey (1924-2007)1924
Beryl Ivey, art supporter and donor,b.1924, Chatham, Ontario (d.2007, Toronto, Ontario).
Anna P. Baker (1928-1985)1928
Anna P. Baker, artist, b.1928, London, Ontario (d.1985, Kingston, Ontario).
Paddy Gunn O'Brien (1929-2012)1929
Paddy (Patricia) Gunn O’Brien, artist, b. 1929, Carshalton, England (d. 2012, London, Ontario).
Margot Ariss (1929-2013)1929
Margot Ariss, artist, b.1929, Belleville, Ontario (d.2013 London, Ontario).
Nancy Geddes Poole (b.1930)1930
Nancy Geddes Poole, art supporter, art dealer, gallery administrator, volunteer, and donor, b.1930, London, Ontario.
Eve Apostoll (1931-1995)1931
Eve Apostoll, artist and educator, b.1931, Detroit, Michigan (d.1995, London, Ontario).
Gillian Saward (1934-1983)1934
Gillian Saward, artist, b.1934, Maidstone, England (d.1983, Toronto, Ontario).
Bernice Vincent (1934-2016)1934
Bernice Vincent, artist, b.1934, Woodstock, Ontario (d.2016, London, Ontario).
Doreen Lindsay (b.1934)1934
Doreen Lindsay, artist, educator, and curator, b.1934, Tillsonburg, Ontario.
World War Two Begins1939
World War Two (1939-1945) begins.
Thelma Rosner (b.1941)1941
Thelma Rosner, artist and educator, b.1941, Toronto, Ontario.
Madeline Lennon (b.1942)1942
Madeline Lennon, art supporter, educator, author, and curator, b.1942, New York, New York.
McIntosh Gallery Opens1942
The McIntosh Gallery was the first art gallery to be established in a Canadian university. The building was officially opened on June 26, 1942 with a display of 31 paintings by Canadian war artists from the collection of the National Gallery of Canada. The gallery was built with a substantial bequest from the Estate of Wilhelmina Morris McIntosh in the memory of her husband, J. Gordon McIntosh. a former Winnipeg businessman.
Flora Tripp (1943-2015)1943
Flora Tripp, art supporter, collector, and donor, b.1943, Ottawa, Ontario (d.2015, London, Ontario).
Johnnene Maddison (b.1943)1943
Johnnene Maddison, artist, educator, and curator, b.1943, Detroit, Michigan.
Agneta Dolman (b.1944)1944
Agneta Dolman, artist and educator, b.1944, Stockholm, Sweden.
World War Two Ends1945
World War Two (1939-1945) ends.
Jamelie Hassan (b.1948)1948
Jamelie Hassan, artist, b.1948, London, Ontario.
kerry ferris (1949-2016)1949
kerry ferris, artist, b.1949, London, Ontario (d.2016, London, Ontario).
Margaret Rossiter (b.1949)1949
Margaret Rossiter, artist, b.1949. London, Ontario.
Catherine Morrisey (b.1949)1949
Catherine Morrisey, artist, b.1949, Brampton, Ontario.
Wanda Sawicki (b.1951)1951
Wanda Sawicki, artist, writer, and art therapist, b.1951, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Sophie Skaith (b.1952)1952
Sophie Skaith, art supporter, b.1952, Toronto, Ontario.
Sara Hartland-Rowe (b.1952)1952
Sara Hartland-Rowe, artist, b.1958, Kampala, Uganda.
Rosemary Sloot (b.1952)1952
Rosemary Sloot, artist, b.1952, Simcoe, Ontario.
Fern Helfand (b.1952)1952
Fern Helfand, artist, b.1952, Toronto, Ontario.
Kirtley Jarvis (b.1953)1953
Kirtley Jarvis, artist, b.1953, Balmertown, Ontario.
Shelley Niro (b.1954)1954
Shelley Niro, artist, b.1954, Niagara Falls, New York.
Jan Shepherd McKee (b.1956)1956
Jan Shepherd McKee, artist, b.1956.
Donna Andreychuk (b.1959)1959
Donna Andreychuk, artist, b.1959, Kenilworth, Ontario.
Kelly Wood (b.1962)1962
Kelly Wood, artist and educator, b.1962 Toronto, Ontario.
Jean Sutherland Boggs: The First Female Director of a National Art Gallery1966
Jean Sutherland Boggs (1922-2014) is named Director of the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, and becomes the first woman globally to achieve such a position.
Melanie Townsend (1968-2018)1968
Melanie Townsend, curator, b.1968, Windsor, Ontario (d.2018, London, Ontario).
Anna P. Baker: Western University's Alumni Association Holds Its First Solo Art Exhibition1968
Anna P. Baker’s work is showcased in the Western University Alumni Association’s first art exhibition to focus on a single artist.
Joyce Wieland: The National Gallery of Canada Holds its First Solo Art Exhibition of Work by a Living Female Canadian Artist1971
Joyce Wieland’s (1931-1998) 1971 exhibition is the first solo exhibition featuring the work of a living female Canadian artist to be held at the National Gallery of Canada.
Kim Neudorf (b.1977)1977
Kim Neudorf, artist, b.1977, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.