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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Standing Figure, Winter
Lionel LeMoine Fitzgerald
drypoint etching (5.5x3.25 in) 1923
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Late Winter in Baie St. Paul
Franklin Arbuckle
oil on canvas (20x26 in) 1945
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Eskimo Hunter and Seal
Leo Mol
Porcelain (9x5.5x3.5 in) 1954
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Composition
Marcelle Ferron
Oil on Canvas (29x22 in) 1961
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Horses Plowing
Maud Lewis
oil on panel (11.5x11.5 in) 1962
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Indian Point LOTW
Robert Genn
Acrylic (11x14 in) circa 2012
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Single Sleigh - Covered Bridge
Maud Lewis
oil on panel (12.5x13.75 inch)
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Low Slack in the Uclataws
Robert Genn
Oil on Panel (14x18 in)
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Kitchen in a Poor Home in 19th Century Podilia
William Kurelek
pen & ink (14.5x23 in)
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Georgian Bay Lagoon
Alexander Young Jackson
Oil on Canvas (20.25x25.25 in) 1958
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