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Canadian Women artists, Canadian Modernists, Canadian Art, Beaver Hall Group, “At the Theatre”, A.Y. Jackson artist, Prudence Heward artist

Prudence Heward
Canadian Modernist Painter
by Evelyn Walters

At a time of disdain for modern art and widespread discrimination against women artists, Prudence Heward challenged the conventional in portraits that capture subtleties of emotion and often reflect her own struggles against illness and family tragedy. As A.Y. Jackson, founding member of the Group of Seven and the Beaver Hall Group, claimed, “[Heward] was the very best painter we ever had in Canada and she never got the recognition she richly deserved in her lifetime.”

Evelyn Walters’ expertise on Prudence Heward grew out of research for her art collection and Ph.D. She is the author of "The Women of Beaver Hall: Canadian Modernist Painters", one of the first books to be written on the Beaver Hall Group, and "The Beaver Hall Group and Its Legacy".

Evelyn Walters is the author of The Women of Beaver Hall: Canadian Modernist Painters and The Beaver Hall Group and Its Legacy, nominated for the Melva J. Dwyer Award.


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