Lila Caroline McGillivray Knowles
(1886 - 1979)
Lila Caroline McGillivray Knowles was active/lived in Ontario, Massachusetts / Canada. Lila Knowles is known for landscape, flowers, and coastal scene painting, teaching.
Lila (left) with student (c.1934). Photo courtesy of the Elgin County Archives.
Biography Lila Caroline McGillivray Knowles
Lila Caroline McGillivray Knowles WAAC (1886 - 1979)
A painter and educator, Lila Caroline (nee Taylor) McGillivray Knowles (Mrs. Farquhar McGillivray Strachan Stewart Knowles) was born in Granton, Ontario, studied in Toronto, Ontario and afterwards lived, for most of her life, in St. Thomas, Ontario where she died. (1)
Her mediums were oil, watercolor, gouache*, and pencil. Her subjects were landscapes, flowers, and coastal scenes. The locations included Ontario, Nova Scotia and Cape Cod. Her styles were Realism*, Plein Air* and Impressionism*; the AskART illustrations are good examples of her work.
Her art education includes studies in Toronto at the studio of Farquhar McGillivray Knowles, her future husband, and at t
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