Newfoundland Society of Art

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Newfoundland Society of Art

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1925-1937

History

The Newfoundland Society of Art was founded in 1925 by Fanny (Hector) McNeil (1869-1928), suffragist, and Albert E. (A.E.) Harris (1900-1933), artist and engineer, as well as other members of the Old Colony Club (a St. John's social group). Members included Agnes Ayre (artist), Millicent King Penney (artist), Elsie Herder, Gwen Mewx (Cubist artist), and Kathleen Kelly (artist).

The Society's mandate was to sponsor annual exhibitions of local and imported art, and to export local art. From 1925-1927, the Society held three exhibitions, which included local art, as well as paintings imported from Canada. The Society folded in 1937, following a series of financial troubles, as well as the deaths of its founders, McNeil (1928) and Harris (1933). The Society was replaced by the existing St. John's Art Students Club.

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Penney, Millicent King

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Created - May 17, 2013

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