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Newfoundland Society of Art fonds
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- Textual record
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1938-1939, 1953 (Creation)
- Newfoundland Society of Art
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1 v. of textual records
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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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The fonds consists of one minute book recording the activities of the Newfoundland Society of Art (1938-39), a membership list (1953), and a clipping (1978) which reprints a 1928 exhibition announcement.
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Acquired from Millicent King Penney, Artist.
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No further accruals are expected.
The bound notebook measures 21 cm x 17 cm.
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Created - May 17, 2013
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