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Marion E. Mattice (1878–1956), WAAH

Marion E. Mattice (1878–1956), WAAH


"Untitled (Woman Figure)" 1902


Oil on Panel

9.25” x 13.75”


Excellent Condition. Signed Front Bottom Left

Provenance: Private Hamilton Collection

  • Biography

    Marion Eve Mattice was a prominent Hamilton art teacher. she was the elder sister to Canadian renowned artist Hortense Gordon. She studied at the Hamilton Art School under John Ireland and, after graduating, joined the staff as instructor. She served for some time as interim principal of the art school following John Ireland's retirement. Later Mattice took advance art lessons in Toronto under F. McGillivary Knowles, and Under C.C. Hawthorn in Cape Cod, Lillian and Sidney Tulley in Boston. ... After returning from Europe, she joined the staff of the Hamilton Conservatory of Music and headed the art department there until she retired. From 1922 to 1947 she also commuted weekly to Toronto where she taught an art class at Branksome Hall. ... Mattice had an extensive and sound knowledge in drawing, oils, water colours, pastels, and china decorating; she gave instruction in the techniques peculiar to each media. But this concentration on teaching slowed her own career as a practicing artist. Though she had exhibited in local and national art shows in her early years, and had received considerable praise from critics, she appears to have soon given up all such exhibition opportunities.

    Source: p. 106 - 107 "Climbing the Cold white Peaks; a survey of artists in and from Hamilton 1910-1950" by Stuart MacCuaig. Published by the Hamilton Artist Inc. 1986

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