Timeline

A Driving Force Timeline

  1. Wilhelmina McIntosh (1871-1940)

    1871

    Wilhelmina Morris McIntosh, art supporter and collector, b. circa 1871, Euphemia Township, Lambton County (d.1940, London, Ontario).

  1. Eveline Marie Alexander (1821-1906)

    1821

    Lady Eveline Marie Alexander, artist, b.1821, Nantes, France (d.1906 Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England).

  1. Florence Carlyle (1864-1923)

    1864

    Florence Carlyle, artist, b.1864, Galt, Ontario (d.1923, Crowborough, Sussex, England).

  2. Grace Blackburn (1865-1928)

    1865

    Victoria Grace Blackburn, art supporter, journalist, writer, and educator, b.1865, Quebec (d.1928, London, Ontario).

  3. Confederation

    1867
  1. Eva Bradshaw (1871-1938)

    1871

    Eva Bradshaw, artist and educator, b.1871, London, Ontario (d.1938, London, Ontario).

  2. 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.”

  1. Kate Taylor Cumming (1889-1971)

    1889

    Kate Taylor Cumming, artist, b.1889, Ingersoll, Ontario (d.1971, London, Ontario).

  1. Lenore Crawford (1909-1983)

    1909

    Lenore Crawford, art critic, b. 1909, London, Ontario (d. 1983, London, Ontario).

  1. Marjorie Blackburn (1913-1993)

    1913

    Marjorie Blackburn, art supporter, b. 1913, Strathroy, Ontario (d. 1993 London, Ontario).

  2. World War One Begins

    1914

    World War One (1914-1918) begins.

  3. World War One Ends

    1918

    World War One (1914-1918) ends.

  1. Beryl Ivey (1924-2007)

    1924

    Beryl Ivey, b.1924, art supporter and donor, Chatham, Ontario (d. 2007, Toronto, Ontario).

  2. Anna P. Baker (1928-1985)

    1928

    Anna P. Baker, artist, b. 1928, London, Ontario (d. 1985, Kingston, Ontario).

  3. Margot Ariss (1929-2013)

    1929

    Margot Ariss, artist, b.1929, Belleville, Ontario (d.2013 London, Ontario).

  1. Nancy Geddes Poole (b. 1930)

    1930

    Nancy Geddes Poole, art supporter, art dealer, gallery administrator, volunteer, and donor, b.1930, London, Ontario.

  2. Eve Apostoll (1931-1995)

    1931

    Eve Apostoll, artist and educator, b.1931, Detroit, Michigan (d. 1995, London, Ontario).

  3. Bernice Vincent (1934-2016)

    1934

    Bernice Vincent, artist, b.1934, Woodstock, Ontario (d.2016, London, Ontario).

  4. Doreen Lindsay (b. 1934)

    1934

    Doreen Lindsay, artist, educator, and curator, b.1934, Tillsonburg, Ontario.

  5. World War Two Begins

    1939

    World War Two (1939-1945) begins.

  1. Thelma Rosner (b. 1941)

    1941

    Thelma Rosner, artist and educator, b.1941, Toronto, Ontario.

  2. Madeline Lennon (b. 1942)

    1942

    Madeline Lennon, art supporter, educator, author, and curator, b. 1942, New York, New York.

  3. McIntosh Gallery Opens

    1942

    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 to the memory of her husband,  J. Gordon McIntosh. a former Winnipeg businessman.

  4. Johnnene Maddison (b.1943)

    1943

    Johnnene Maddison, artist, educator, and curator, b.1943, Detroit, Michigan.

  5. Agneta Dolman (b. 1944)

    1944

    Agneta Dolman, artist and educator, b.1944, Stockholm, Sweden.

  6. World War Two Ends

    1945

    World War Two (1939-1945) ends.

  7. Jamelie Hassan (b. 1948)

    1948

    Jamelie Hassan, artist, b.1948, London, Ontario.

  8. Margaret Rossiter (b. 1949)

    1949

    Margaret Rossiter, artist, b. 1949. London, Ontario.

  9. Catherine Morrisey (b. 1949)

    1949

    Catherine Morrisey, artist, b. 1949, Brampton, Ontario.

  1. Wanda Sawicki (b. 1951)

    1951

    Wanda Sawicki, artist, writer, and art therapist, b.1951, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

  2. Sophie Skaith (b. 1952)

    1952

    Sophie Skaith, art supporter, b. 1952, Toronto, Ontario.

  3. Sara Hartland-Rowe (b. 1952)

    1952

    Sara Hartland-Rowe, artist, b. 1958, Kampala, Uganda.

  4. Rosemary Sloot (b.1952)

    1952

    Rosemary Sloot, artist, b.1952, Simcoe, Ontario.

  5. Fern Helfand (b. 1952)

    1952

    Fern Helfand, artist, b.1952, Toronto, Ontario.

  6. Kirtley Jarvis (b.1953)

    1953

    Kirtley Jarvis, artist, b.1953, Balmertown, Ontario.

  7. Shelley Niro (b. 1954)

    1954

    Shelley Niro, artist, b.1954, Niagara Falls, New York.

  8. Jan Shepherd McKee (b. 1956)

    1956

    Jan Shepherd McKee, artist, b. 1956.

  9. Donna Andreychuk (b. 1959)

    1959

    Donna Andreychuk, artist, b. 1959, Kenilworth, Ontario.

  1. Kelly Wood (b. 1962)

    1962

    Kelly Wood, artist and educator, b.1962 Toronto, Ontario.

  2. Western University's Alumni Association Holds Its First Solo Art Exhibition: Anna P. Baker

    1968

    Anna P. Baker’s work is showcased in the Western University Alumni Association’s first art exhibition to focus on a single artist.

  1. Kim Neudorf (b. 1977)

    1977

    Kim Neudorf, artist, b. 1977, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.