(1889 - 1971)
Ina Campbell Uhthoff was active/lived in British Columbia / Canada, Scotland. Ina Uhthoff is known for modernist landscape and still life painting.
Biography from the Archives of askART
Ina Campbell Uhthoff, born in Kirn, Scotland, grew up in a prosperous
family in Glasgow. She obtained a diploma from the Glasgow School
of Art, studying with Charles Macintosh. In 1913 she visited friends in the Kootenay area of
British Columbia where she met Edward Joseph Uhthoff, whom she married
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After World War I, they settled in Crawford Bay in the
Kootenays. In the mid-1920s, she left her husband, established
herself in Victoria, and sent for her two children. By 1937, she
had established under the British Columbia Department of Education the
Victoria School of Art, which was a response to her perception that
Canadian art was too conservative. She was also active in
developing the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
In the 1950s and well
into the 1960s, Uhthoff was the weekly arts reviewer for the Victoria
newspaper, The Daily Colonist.
During this time, she continued to exhibit her work in Victoria and at
the Vancouver Aat Gallery. Among her close firends were Katherine
Maltwood and Emily Carr, with whom she worked to establish absttact art
in public acceptance.
Not only is Uhthoff's work as an art teacher and arts organizer
overlooked today, so is the art that she produced and exhibited
throughout most of her life. Her style of art is more a part of
twentieth century modernism than that of most of her
Winchester Galleries, Victoria, British Columbia
British Columbia Women Artists: http://www.bcwomenartists.ca/19th20th_2.html
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