|BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS|
This picture was one of a number found in the Emily Carr
University archives. There was only
a black and white contact print, and no information was
available regarding the women in the picture, the photo's 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. From left to right:
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.
Photograph courtesy Emily Carr University Library Archives.