Ruth May Pawson Wanted for Purchase or Consignment

(1908 - 1994)

Born in Stratford, Ontario in 1908, Canadian artist Ruth May Pawson moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, at an early age. She attended the Regina College of Art (c. 1940) where she studied practical art under Augustus Kenderdine and the History of Art and Art Appreciation under Professor Gordon Snelgrove. She graduated with an Associate of Fine Arts degree. Later she attended the Emma Lake Summer School where she did outdoor sketching under Kenderdine (1941, 1942 and 1946) and summer sessions at the Banff School of Fine Arts (1944, 1945 and 1947) under A.Y. Jackson. She became a teacher in elementary schools and also taught a children’s Saturday Morning Class at the Regina College of Art.

Exhibitions of Pawson’s work included a two-woman show at the art gallery, 13th floor of the Saskatchewan Power Corporation in Regina (1970) and the Dunlop Gallery at the Regina Central Library, Regina (1975). In 1976, the Regina Public School Board named an elementary school in her honour. For her varied contributions to the province and Canadian art, Ruth Pawson received the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 1993. She was Secretary to the Federation of Canadian Artists (Regina Branch) from 1951-1954. She is represented in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Banff School of Fine Arts, the Saskatchewan Arts Board and else­where.

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Getting Wood at Little Pine Reserve
Allen Sapp
oil (24x36 in) 1970
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Indian Hunter and Family
Cornelius Krieghoff
oil (12x10.25 inch) 1855
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Klag in the Octopus Islands
Robert Genn
acrylic on canvas (12x16 in) 2010
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Nokum is Working
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (20x16 in) circa 2000
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Ploughing with Oxen
Maud Lewis
Oil on Canvas Board (12x16 in) circa 1966
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Lake in the Opabin
Robert Genn
Oil on Canvas (24x30 in)
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Totemland Pole (Eagle and Kneeling Man)
Ellen Neel
Carved and painted wood (21x14x5.5 in) 1957
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Farmhouse
Alfred Joseph Casson
Oil on Panel (9.25x11.25 in) 1938
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Tree Trunks
Lionel LeMoine Fitzgerald
lino-cut prints (4.5x2.5 in) 1934
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Eskimo Children Playing, Cape Dorset
William Kurelek
Oil on Masonite (14x28 in) 1968
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