(1864 - 1938)
Florence Helena McGillivray was active/lived in Ontario / Canada. Florence McGillivray is known for landscape, coastal view painting, teaching.
Courtesy of the Whitby, Ontario Public Library (c. 1906).
Biography Florence McGillivray
Florence Helena McGillivray
Born: Whitby, Ontario, 1864
Died: Toronto, Ontario, 1938
A prolific sketcher and painter, Florence
McGillivray traveled widely in North and South America and in Europe in
search of new landscapes. After studying at the Ontario School of Art
under William Cruikshank, she sought out J.W.L. Foster, L.R. O'Brien
and J.M. McGillivray Knowles for private lessons. Subsequent to her
studies, she became a teacher at the Ontario Ladies' College, Whitby
and also occasionally worked as a critic at Pickering College, Ontario.
In 1881, she began traveling, exploring parts of Canada and the British
West Indies, and finally ending up in France in 1913, where she studied
with Lucien S
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