To celebrate Women’s History Month and the #5womenartists challenge, we’re asking women curators at the AGO to tell us about the women artists they love. Last week we featured the work of Käthe Kollwitz, a leading 20th century German artist known for her etchings, lithographs, woodcuts, sculptures and drawings.
Last week, we asked Georgiana Uhlyarik, Fredrik S. Eaton Curator, Canadian Art, to talk about two amazing Canadian women artists as she celebrated her favourite day of the year, International Women’s Day.
“One of the most important things for me when I think about women is the crucial role of friendship,” she said, introducing the work and stories behind two great Canadian women artists, Pegi Nicol MacLeod and Marian Dale Scott. They met in the 1920s in Montreal in art school. As their careers grew, they remained friends and became each other’s biggest fans.
Watch the video below from the AGO’s Facebook page to hear Georgiana speak about these artists, their relationship, and why she felt it was important to hang their works together in the AGO’s Fudger Rotunda. (This video is best viewed in the Chrome internet browser.)
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