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Janette Stuebing (1901-?)

Janette Stuebing (1901-?)


"Untitled (Fishing Hut)"


Oil on Panel

9” x 7” Image

19" x 15.5" Framed


Excellent Condition. Signed Front Bottom Right

Note: Married in 1940 and changed her name to Juana Dominguez, Married in Mexico

Provenance: Stuido 3, Hamilton, On; Private Hamilton Collection

  • Biography

    "Jennette Stuebing another of [Leonard] Hutchinson's most successful students, pursued her artistic expression not in wood engraving but in the sister-art of drypoint.

    Born in 1901 at St. Joseph's Island on Georgian Bay, Stuebing moved to Hamilton in the Early 1920s. She obtained her livelihood from 1922-1939 by teaching primary grades at Price of Wales Public School and, Later, at W.H. Ballard school. By the early 1930s, despite the adverse climate for artists, she decided to fulfill her artistic longings by studying art seriously. For tow years during her summer vacations she took art lessons from the renowned instructor and landscape artist, John Beatty at his summer school in Port Hope Ontario. Since Beatty had been greatly influenced by Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, it is little wonder that Stuebing's early oils show an obvious debt to the Group's style. Over the following two or three summers Stuebing travelled alone through Canada stopping to sketch and paint wherever the view suited her. Her wanderings took her as far west as Maligne Lake near Banff Alberta and as far east as Newfoundland. The waterways and Coastal areas of the eastern provinces particularly impressed her and many of her small oils from the 1930s depict the shores along the St. Lawrence and the Nova Scotian and Newfoundland coasts. The landforms in these works-either rising sharply out of the water or plunging abruptly into it-have all the motion and drama that one expects of Group of Seven style landscapes. On her return from these solitary sketching trips she would take her work to John Beatty for Criticism and advice. ... The 1930s... Stuebing's excellence in the etching medium was recognized by other artists. She was made an associate member of the Society of Canadian Painter-Etchers and Engravers and exhibited with them at the art Gallery of Toronto in 1936 and '37. She also exhibited with the Canadian Society of Graphic Art during the same years. ... Hamilton lost Jennette Stuebing in 1936; she put her affairs in order, resigned from her teaching position and relocated to Taxco Mexico, one of the premier art centres in that country. The following year she married a Mexican silversmith and changed her name to Juana Dominguez."

    Pages 74-76 "Climbing the Cold White Peak; a survey of artists in and from Hamilton 1910-1950," Stuart MacCuaig. Published by Hamilton Artist Inc., 1986


    Jenette Steubing a Canadian teacher moved to Taxco, Mexico in 1939 and in 1940 married a Taxco silversmith named Rafael Dominguez. Rafael was the son of a silversmith and student of both his father and well known Taxco silversmith William Spratling. Jennette changed her name to Juana and became a highly regarded artist in Taxco. The Dominguez's shared a studio in Taxco. Source


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