L-R: Maisie Robertson, Jessie Innes, Maud Rees Sherman, Edith Carter, Norma Park

Maud Sherman studio

These two pictures were found in the Emily Carr University archives. There were only black and white contact prints, and no information was available regarding the women in the picture, the date and location, or the photographer. I eventually identified Maisie Robertson on the left, and Maud Sherman in the middle. Michael Clark, Emily Carr Library Archivist, identified the other three students.

The photograph was probably taken between 1932 and 1934, the dates that Sherman was noted in the City Directory as having a studio in Parakontas. The artwork hanging on the wall directly behind her is a pencil sketch of Indian Point, Savary Island, currently in the collection of the editor. The image just above and to the right of Maisie is a photograph of students posing on the front steps of the art school.

Photographs courtesy Emily Carr University Library Archives.

L-R: Norma Park, Maisie Robertson, Maud Rees Sherman