Blind Contour Homage Archives - Marlene Lowden

BCH #31

Blind Contour Homage #31 “Oil Refinery” – Ella May Walker Walker was an artist with an eclectic range of talents. Born in Minnesota in 1892, she moved to Saskatchewan as a child, studying piano and eventually earning a music degree from McGill University. Upon moving to Edmonton with her husband in the 1920s, she refocused……

BCD#30

Blind Contour Homage #30 – “Parachute Riggers” – 1947 Paraskeva Clark   Born Paraskeva Avdeyevna Plistik in St.Petersburg, Russia, Clark was one of three daughters to working class parents. Her mother made artificial flowers to supplement the family’s income and her father managed a grocery store. They worked hard to afford their children an education.……

BCD#28

Blind Contour Homage #28 – “Sweet Peas” 1911 – Edith Hester Macdonald-Brown Thanks to a frustrating tangle of social, historical, and geographical circumstances, very little is known about the African-Canadian artist, Edith Hester Macdonald-Brown. Born in Nova Scotia in 1880, Macdonald-Brown may have attended art school in Montreal before returning home, where she married William……

BCD#27

Blind Contour Homage #27 – “Riding the Sea Goddess” – Jessie Oonark Environmental and socio-historical calamities combined to produce the conditions from which one of the most celebrated Inuit artists would emerge. Jessie Oonark, born in 1906 in Chantrey Inlet on the Arctic coast, spent the first five decades of her life travelling Nunavut with……