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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Heart of the Forest
Emily Carr
oil (36x24 in) 1935
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Getting Water for the House
Allen Sapp
acrylic (12x16 in) 1982
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Towards Lunnys Island
Robert Genn
acrylic on canvas (11x14 in) 2009
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Woman of Caughnawaga
Marc Aurele de Foy Suzor-Cote
bronze (16x10x10 inch) 1924
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On the Redstone River
Alfred Joseph Casson
oil (9.25x11.25 in) 1935
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Houses and Clouds Along the Assiniboine
Caven Atkins
Oil on Canvas (14x20 in) 1927
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Buffalo Resting
Frederick Arthur Verner
Watercolour (13.5x20.5 in) circa 1905
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Load of Logs
Maud Lewis
oil on board (12x14 in) circa 1955
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October Pattern
Robert Genn
acrylic (11x14 in) 2009
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Smuggler’s Cove, LOTW
Robert Genn
Acrylic (20x24 in) 2013
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