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BCD#20

Blind Contour Drawing #20 –  “The Spanish Family”  Alice Neel, 1943 Alice Neel was born in Pennsylvania in 1900. Alice was the fourth of five children and was raised into a conservative middle-class family. Opportunities were limited for women and she remembers her mother had once said, “I don’t know what you expect to do…

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BCD#19

Blind Contour Drawing #19 – “Falling from the Sky” Tsuneko Kokubo 2013 Tsuneko Kokubo was born in Steveston B.C., in 1937, and raised in by her Grandparents during WWII in Japan. Returning to Canada in her late teens, she studied Fine Arts for four years at Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University), focusing…

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BCD#18

Blind Contour Drawing #18 – Malade by Gabriele Munter, 1917 Though not widely known, the German painter, Gabriele Münter made important contributions to the art of the twentieth century. Münter was born to upper middle class parents in Berlin. She began to draw and play piano as a child and her family supported her love of…

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BCD#17

Blind Contour Drawing #17 “Reclining Nude Shepherdess” 1891 Berthe Morisot Berthe Morisot was born in Bourges, France into a successful middle class family. They encouraged her and her sister Edma Morisot in their interest in art. Morisot showed promise from an early age and once she settled on pursuing art, her family continued to support…