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Wilhelmina Alexander (1871-1961)

Regular price $300.00

“Untitled (Coastal)” 

Oil on Panel

13” x 11” Image




Wilhelmina Mina Alexander was Canadian oil painter and philanthropist from Hamilton, Ontario. Alexanders painting consists primarily of landscapes, still-life scenes, and studies of nature both land base. She had exhibits at Royal Canadian Academy, Womens International Exhibition, and Art Association of Montreal between 1929 and 1935. Prior to this, she served as president of Women Art Association of Canada, in her hometown of Hamilton. Despite Alexander's brief tenure as president, she remained involved with association for many decades. In 1953, Alexander was involved in decision to create new art gallery in Hamilton. Alexander also take to supporting young artists by them to hang their work alongside hers in exhibitions held in her home. Her painting style has been described as colourful and especially with respect to her depictions of flowers for which she is most well-know. Influential Figure In Southern Ontario Art World In Early-to-mid 1900s, Archives Of Her Life And Work Can Be Found Through Womens Art Association Of Hamilton, As Well As Through Canadian Womens Artist History Initiative.

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