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Regina Seiden Goldberg

 (1897 - 1991)
Regina Seiden Goldberg was active/lived in Quebec / Canada.  Regina Goldberg is known for portrait and nude figure painting.

Regina Seiden Goldberg

Biography from the Archives of askART

'The following information is from the Canadian Women Artists History Initiative


Rigaud, Quebec, 1897
Montreal, Quebec, 1991

Biography synopsis
Regina Seiden Goldberg began studying art at the Art Association of Montreal with Edmond Dyonnet, William Brymner and Maurice Cullen from 1914-1918 and continued at the Acadèmie Julian in Paris, France in 1921. Goldberg exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy in 1916, 1918-1920, 1922-1925 and in 1927. She also showed with the Art Association of Montreal in 1915-1921, 1923-1926, 1928 and 1930.

Goldberg traveled throughout these years, and in addition to studying in France, went to Italy. She married Eric Goldberg, also a painter, in 1926.  The artist was a member of the Beaver Hall Group. Her preferred media was watercolour and oil, and her work most commonly represented the human figure in portraits and nudes.

The National Gallery has three artworks by Goldberg in its collection, one of which, Dora (c. 1923), was shown at the Musée de Paume in Paris, 1927, as part of a Canadian Art exhibition.

Media used
Art Association of Montreal, 1914 - 1918 (under Edmond Dyonnet, William Brymner, Maurice Cullen)
Académie Julian, Paris, 1921 - ?
Contemporary Arts Society
Art Association of Montreal, 1915
Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, 1916
Beaver Hall Group
File & Archive locations
National Gallery of Canada - Library and Archives
Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives
CWAHI (Canadian Women Artists History Initiative) Documentation Centre
Congrès juif canadien, Comité des charités
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Center

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          Writings By:
            Goldberg, Regina Seiden. We All Begin in a Little Magazine: ARC and the                 Promise of  Canada's Poets (Cover Artwork). Montreal & Kingston:                         McGill-Queen's University Press, 1998.            

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About  Regina Seiden Goldberg

Born:  1897 - Rigaud, Quebec, Canada
Died:   1991 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Known for:  portrait and nude figure painting