Lot 37

isabel grace mclaughlin(1903-2002), charcoal on paper, 24" x 18 1/2", "figure study (woman on stool)", bears estate stamp

Isabel McLaughlin, CM OOnt (10 October 1903 - 26 November 2002) was an early Modernist Canadian painter specializing in landscapes and still life with a strong interest in design. Born in Oshawa, Ontario, McLaughlin was the third of five daughters to the founder of General Motors of Canada, President Col. Robert Samuel McLaughlin and Adelaide Mowbray McLaughlin. She studied art at the Ontario College of Art between 1925 and 1927 with Group of Seven member Arthur Lismer and Yvonne McKague Housser. She then attended the Art Students` League, as it was called, a school started by Lismer`s students on the grounds of the College of Art with, as mentors, Lismer and Housser.She was recognized as a talented artist from early in her career. She was an invited participant in one of the shows of the Group of Seven. In 1933, she and Housser were founding members of the Canadian Group of Painters. McLaughlin served as its first woman president in 1939. McLaughlin was also a member of the Ontario Society of Artists, as well as an executive member of the Heliconian Club in Toronto. McLaughlin was the recipient of the Order of Ontario in 1993 and the Order of Canada in 1997.The works on auction here are from her estate. The catalogue by Joan Murray, Isabel McLaughlin: Recollections was prepared for her retrospective in 1983 by the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa.

Estimate $100 - 200 CAD


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