Barbara Howard, R.C.A.
1926 - 2002

 

BORN    Toronto, Canada


EDUCATION

  • Medallist and honours graduate of the Ontario College of Art, Toronto
  • 1956 Studied and travelled in Europe; painted in London, England
  • 1975 Elected to Royal Canadian Academy of Arts

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS - Canada

  • National Gallery of Canada
  • The National Library of Canada
  • Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • Windsor Art Gallery
  • Museum London
  • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, B.C.
  • Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant
  • Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
  • Rodman Hall, St. Catharines
  • Province of Ontario Collection
  • Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto
  • Mount Allison University, Sackville, N.B.
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Western Ontario
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Edmonton
  • McMaster University, Hamilton

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS - International

  • The British Library
  • The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • The Bodleian Library, Oxford, England
  • The Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

 

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

  • Mingan Island Cetacean Study (M.I.C.S.), Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan, Quèbec
  • Esso Resources
  • Pan-Canadian Petroleum
  • Northern Telecom
  • Citibank Canada
  • Canadian Tire Corporation
  • Mary Kay Cosmetics

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • Picture Loan Society, Toronto 1957, 1958, 1960, 1965
  • Wells Gallery, Ottawa, 1966, 1982, 1984
  • Fleet Gallery, Winnipeg, 1966
  • Victoria College, Toronto, 1966
  • Sisler Gallery, Toronto, 1974, 1976
  • Hart House, University of Toronto, 1975
  • The Event in the Mind, Prince Arthur Galleries, Toronto, 1980; catalogue
  • Yaneff Gallery, Toronto, 1983
  • Massey College, Toronto, 1984
  • Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, 1985
  • O'Keefe Centre, Toronto, 1986
  • National Library of Canada, 1986
  • University College, Toronto, 1987
  • Georgetown Library & Cultural Centre, 1988
  • The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, 1993
  • Victoria Library, University of Toronto, 1995
  • Robarts Library, University of Toronto, 1999
  • The Upstairs Gallery, Art Gallery of Northumberland, 2003

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • Ontario Society of Artists, 1958, 1959
  • Women's Committee, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1958, 1969
  • Douglas Duncan Collection, Victoria College, Toronto, 1962
  • Toronto Collects, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1961
  • Women Artists, Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, 1961
  • Canadian Artists, Eaton's College Street, 1961
  • Canadian Society of Graphic Arts, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1963
  • National Home Show, 1960, 1961, 1962
  • C.U.S.A.C. Travelling Show, Hart House, 1958-9
  • Women's Committee, London Art Gallery, 1962
  • Canadian Watercolours, Drawings & Prints, National Gallery of Canada, 1966
  • Douglas Duncan Collection, Windsor, London, Hamilton, 1967
  • Drawings and Sculpture, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1976
  • The Living Image, Macdonald Gallery, Toronto (3 artists); catalogue
  • R.C.A. Centennial Contemporary Exhibition, Toronto, 1980
  • Inaugural Exhibition, Academy House, R.C.A. , Toronto, 1987-88
  • Art Under Fire, Academy House, R.C.A. , Toronto, 1988
  • Fine Printing: The Private Press in Canada Travelling exhibition: Toronto, Fredricton, Calgary, Grimsby, Saskatoon, Brandon, Pointe Claire, Halifax, Saint John, 1995-1997; catalogue
  • Toronto in Print Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, 1998; catalogue

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Twenty-Eight Drawings by Barbara Howard, The Martlet Press, Toronto, 1970
  • Pictures From The Douglas M. Duncan Collection, University of Toronto Press, 1975
  • Passionate Spirits: A History of The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts 1880-1980, Rebecca Sisler, Clarke Irwin, Toronto 1980
  • “The Invisible Woman”, Today Magazine, Toronto Star November 8, 1980
  • “Barbara Howard”, City and Country Home, April, 1984
  • “A Sacred Trust: The Hidden Worlds of Barbara Howard”, Equinox July- August, 1987
  • The White Line: Wood Engraving in Canada Since 1945 , Porcupine's Quill, 1990;
  • End Grain: Contemporary Wood Engraving in North America, Barberian Press Mission B.C., 1995
  • D A : A Journal of the Printing Arts, Number 44 A Special Issue on the Gauntlet Press Spring/Summer 1999, Porcupine’s Quill, Erin, ON
  • Canadian Notes & Queries, Number 63, 2003, John Metcalf, ed. Special issue devoted to the Gauntlet Press and the work of Barbara Howard and Richard Outram.
  • “Transfiguring the World: Barbara Howard 1926 – 2002”, Martha Fleming and Rosemary Kilbourn, SKETCH, Fall 2005, Ontario College of Art & Design Alumni Association.
  • "Barbara Howard's Ecologies", Martha Fleming, Canadian Art, Summer 2006.

 

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