Lilias Torrance Newton, 1896-1980: Retrospective Exhibition, September 9-23 1995/Lilias Torrance Newton, 1896-1980: exposition rétrospective, 6-23 septembre 1995

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Lilias Torrance Newton, 1896-1980: Retrospective Exhibition, September 9-23 1995/Lilias Torrance Newton, 1896-1980: exposition rétrospective, 6-23 septembre 1995
Abstract
A member of the Beaver Hall Group, an important group of women artists to emerge from Montreal between the wars, Lilias Torrance Newton (1896-1980) was one of Canada's most successful and respected portrait painters. She started taking drawing classes at the Art Association of Montreal at age twelve, and entered the school full-time at sixteen, studying under William Brymner. She moved to London during the First World War to volunteer with the Red Cross, and studied with the Polish-born painter Alfred Wolmark. Returning to Montreal after the war, Torrance established herself as a professional painter, at first creating portraits of friends and family members. She helped found the Beaver Hall Group, participating in its first exhibition early in 1921. She spent four months in Paris in 1923, studying with the Russian artist Alexandre Jacovleff, considered a master draughtsman, and won an honourable mention at that year's Paris Salon. Soon after returning to Montreal, Lilias Newton was elected Associate of the Royal Canadian Academy. She would be made a full member, only the third woman to do so, in 1937. Newton also taught, first out of her studio, and from 1934 to 1940, at the Art Association of Montreal.
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Montreal
Publisher
Galerie Walter Klinkhoff
Date
1995
Language
en
Citation
Meadowcroft, Barbara. Lilias Torrance Newton, 1896-1980: Retrospective Exhibition, September 9-23 1995/Lilias Torrance Newton, 1896-1980: Exposition Rétrospective, 6-23 Septembre 1995. Montreal: Galerie Walter Klinkhoff, 1995.
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