The Women of Beaver Hall: Canadian Modernist Painters (Hardcover)

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Ten women artists, counterparts of the Group of Seven, are finally being given their due. Long overlooked by critics and historians, they are today amongst the most sought-after Canadian painters. The Beaver Hall Group ventured into a male-dominated art world, lived remarkable lives, and produced exceptional work.

This beautifully produced book portrays the life and work of Emily Coonan, Nora Collyer, Prudence Heward, Mabel Lockerby, Mabel May, Sarah Robertson, Anne Savage, and Ethel Seath. Long-lost catalogues, old newspaper reviews, and personal papers document their story, and more than 60 reproductions bring to light paintings that have lain hidden for more than fifty years.

About the Author


Evelyn Walters' expertise on the Beaver Hall Group is an outgrowth of her 1990 doctoral thesis and of research for a personal art collection. After teaching in France and then Montreal, she recently moved to Toronto, where she has spent the past few years exploring the Toronto art scene.

Praise For…


"rich in works seldom seen"

Ten Canadian women, counterparts of the Group of Seven, are finally being given their due. Long overlooked by critics and historians, their works are today among the most sought-after Canadian paintings. The Beaver Hall women ventured into a male-dominated art world, lived remarkable lives and produced exceptional work. Engaging and beautifully designed, The Women of Beaver Hall portrays the lives and works of Nora Collyer, Emily Coonan, Prudence Heward, Mabel Lockerby, Henrietta Mabel May, Kathleen Moir Morris, Lilias Torrance Newton, Sarah Robertson, Anne Savage and Ethel Seath. With its clear, concise style and more than 65 colour plates, this important reference book is a work of art in itself.

The Record, February 11th 2006


Product Details
ISBN: 9781550025880
ISBN-10: 1550025880
Publisher: Dundurn Group
Publication Date: November 12th, 2005
Pages: 192
Language: English