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The Collector's Gallery - Fine Canadian Art

Mary E. Wrinch
WRINCH, Mary Evelyn (1877-1969)

Born: Kirby-le-Soken, Essex, England

Came to Canada in 1885, settled on a farm near Bronte, ON

Studied: Central Ontario School of Art, Toronto; under George Reid
Toronto (1893-1897); under Walter Donne and Alyn Williams at Grosvenor School of Art, London, England
Miniature painting under Alice Beckington at the Art Students League, NYC, New York.

Travelled and painted in France, Italy, Switzerland and Belgium (1906 and 1912) where she was
influenced by Impressionism until about 1918.

Works in: oil, watercolour and pencil
Subjects: flowers, village views, landscape, still life, interiors, gardens and miniature portraits on ivory

She began painting in northern Ontario in 1908 in the Agawa Valley, Algoma, Temagami, Muskoka,
Bruce Peninsula, Lake Nipigon, Lake Superior and Manitoulin Island. She also painted in the Ottawa Valley and in Quebec.

She stopped painting and turned to woodcuts and linocuts in 1928.

Married: George Agnew Reid in 1922.

Vice President of the OSA in 1924.

Died: Toronto 1969.

Exhibited with RCA in 1895-1941 and the AAM in 1903-1909.

Her works is in the collections of the AGO, AGW, LAG and NGC.

Selected Collections
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON
Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK
Museum London, London, ON
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB