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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Qu'Appelle Valley
James Henderson
oil on panel (8.5x9.5 in) 1920
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Timber Jim
Sybil Andrews
lino-cut prints (9x15 in) 1932
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House on the Corner
Vojtech Matousek
Oil on Panel (24x24 in) 2012
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Village House - St. Rose, Quebec
Marc Aurele Fortin
oil on canvas (14.5x19 inch) 1939
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Algoma
Alexander Young Jackson
oil on panel (8.5x10.5 in) 1919
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Mocassin Seller
Cornelius Krieghoff
oil (11x9.25 inch) 1860
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Mt. Orford, Lake Memphremagog
Charles Comfort
Watercolour (9x10 in) 1926
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Red Car
Ted Harrison
acrylic (35x24 in) 1980
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The Threshing Crew’s Lunch Break
William Kurelek
Mixed Media on Board (23.5x30 in)
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Le Cheval Blanc
Jean Paul Lemieux
oil on canvas (8x10 inch) 1984
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