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 Sarah Margaret Armour Robertson  (1891 - 1948)

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Lived/Active: Quebec/Ontario / Canada      Known for: easel and mural painting-landscapes, florals, genre

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MOTHER HOUSE - NUNS OF THE CONGREGATION AND PUMPKINS ( ALSO KNOWN AS IN THE GARDEN OF THE MOTHER HOUSE - ST. LUKE STREET)
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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Sarah Margaret Robertson (AKA: Sarah Margaret Armour Robertson) was a painter and muralist.  She was born in, lived her whole life in and died in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
 
Her primary mediums were oil on canvas and oil on wood panel.  She also did watercolours, chalk drawings and mixed mediums.  Her subjects were landscapes, village scenes, urban scenes, figures in landscape, florals, still life, portraits (rare) and genre.  The locations are in and around Montreal; south-eastern Quebec (the Eastern Townships); Stowe, Vermont; and at her good friend Prudence Heward’s (see AskART) summer home in Fernbank, Ontario (about 220 miles west of Montreal on the St. Lawrence).  Her styles were Fauvism* and Plein Air*.  She only did about 3 large canvases a year (1), most of her paintings were small (10" X 12", 8" X10") sketches on wood panel or cardboard.  The AskART Image examples are good illustrations of the bold colours, movement and spontaneity that characterize her style.
 
Quote: “Her landscapes are living examples that nature is a source and not a standard, and she has the courage to create landscapes, and not copy them literally. They are adventurous and convincing statements that an artist only gets a fine design from nature if she brings that faculty to it” - Arthur Lismer (see AskART). (2)
 
She studied at the Art Association of Montreal (3) (c.1908 – 1924) under William Brymner, Maurice Cullen and Randolph Stanley Hewton (see all in AskART).  Eventually she earned honours in Life Drawing, Painting and Composition.
 
She was a founding member of the short-lived Beaver Hall Group* (1920 –1922) and a member of the informal group of women artists also known as the Beaver Hall Group.  She was also a founding member of the Canadian Group of Painters* (1933).
 
In addition to exhibiting with the above groups she exhibited with the Art Association of Montreal from 1912 to 1945, with the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts from 1920 to 1934 and with the Ontario Society of Artists from 1927 to 1930. Her works were also included in the “British Empire Exhibition” (London - 1925), “A Century of Canadian Art” (Tate Gallery, London, England – 1938), “Canadian Women Artists of Today” (Riverside Museum, New York - 1947) and she was grouped with Anne Savage, Ethel Seath and Prudence Heward (see all in AskART) for a show at the Art Gallery of Toronto (4) (1940).  She was also an invited guest exhibitor with the Group of Seven* in 1928, 1930 and 1931.
 
Posthumously, her works have been included in several Canadian landmark exhibitions including, “The Beaver Hall Group” (National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa - 1966), “Canadian Painting in the 30s” (National Gallery of Canada - 1975), “From Women's Eyes: Women Painters in Canada” (Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Ontario - 1975), “Modernism in Quebec Art 1916 - 1946” (National Gallery of Canada -1982), "Canadian Women Artists” ( Riverside Museum, New York - 1982), “Women Painters of the Beaver Hall Group” (Concordia University, Montreal - 1982), “ Visions and Victories: 10 Canadian Women Artists 1914 -1945” (Museum London, Ontario - 1983), and “The Group of Seven – Art For A Nation” (National Gallery of Canada - 1995).
 
In 1951 the National Gallery of Canada had a Memorial Exhibition of her work and in 1991 a retrospective exhibition was held at the Walter Klinkhoff Gallery (Montreal).
 
Her works are avidly collected. They are also in several public collections including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Art Gallery of Hamilton (Ontario), the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (Kingston, Ontario), the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (B.C.), the Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery (Owen Sound, Ontario), the McMichael Canadian Art Collection (Kleinburg, Ontario), the Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Oshawa, Ontario), the Mendel Art Gallery (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan), the Bruck Museum (Cowansville, Quebec), the Winnipeg Art Gallery (Manitoba), the Canadian Museum of Civilization (Gatineau, Quebec) and the National Gallery of Canada. (5)
 
 
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(1) Source: A.Y. Jackson in his introduction to Memorial Exhibition – Sarah Robertson 1891 – 1948, National Gallery of Canada (catalogue) 1951.
 
(2) Reviewing an exhibition of her work in 1934.  Source :The Group of Seven - Art for a Nation (1995), by Charles C. Hill (see AskART Book references).   
 
(3) In 1948 the AAM became the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
 
(4) Renamed the Art Gallery of Ontario in 1966.
 
(5) Between 1930 and 1940 she painted murals for private houses, unfortunately the whereabouts of examples of this aspect of her work could not be found.

 
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