Yvonne Mckague Housser was a painter and educator who was born in Toronto and lived there her whole life. Her mediums were oil, pastel, graphite, ink, watercolor, tempera and mixed mediums. Her subjects were landscapes, figures, portraits and abstracts. Her style was Canadian impressionism (much influenced by the Group of Seven*), representational, semi abstract and abstract expressionism.
She studied at the Ontario College of Art (OCA) from 1915 to 1918 under William Cruikshank, J. W. Beatty and Robert Holmes. She also studied in Paris, under Lucien Simon at the Academie Grande Chaumière*, at the Académie Colarossi*, and under Maurice Denis at the Académie Ranson*; at the University of Vienna, under Franz