Mildred Valley Stinson Thornton
(1890 - 1967)
Mildred Valley Stinson Thornton was active/lived in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario / Canada, England. Mildred Thornton is known for Native Canadian portrait, coastal and mountain landscape painting.
Biography Mildred Valley Stinson Thornton
Mildred Valley Thornton, (née Stinson) was born in Dresden, Ontario. She studied at Olivet College, Michigan (1910); under J. W. Beatty [see AskART] and George Reid [see AskART] at the Ontario College of Art, Toronto (1910); and at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (1910).
Working in oil and watercolour, she is known for her bold colourful native portraits, and prairie and west coast landscape with mountains and coastal scenes. Her subjects include native ceremonies and culture, totem poles, and native encampments.
She painted the Cree, Assiniboine, Blackfoot, Blood, Piegan, Sarcee, Sioux, Stoney and Saulteaux on reserves in Saskatchewan; and the Haida, Tsimshian, Salish, Kwakiutl and Shuswap in Bri
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