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Gwendolyn (Gwen, Gwendolen) Kortright Hutton Lamont
(married J.M. Lamont)

April 1909 - December 30 1978

A.O.C.A.
Island Arts & Crafts Society

Gwen Kortright (also Kortwright) Hutton was born in Fort Macleod, Alberta, in April 1909. She studied art at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, winning scholarships there in 1926, 1927, and 1928, training under Arthur Lismer, J.W.G. Macdonald, Emmanuel Hahn, and others. She won a prize from the Toronto Carpet Company in 1926 and a milk poster competition there in 1927.

She exhibited work in the All Canadian exhibition in 1932.

She did further studies at the Banff School of Art, and then in Victoria. In 1933 one of her paintings was hung in the National Gallery of Canada.

She married John Lamont in 1935. The couple later had twin children.

She illustrated a book of plays for children for J.M. Dent & Sons Publishers.

She exhibited her work with the Island Arts & Crafts Society in 1938. She also had a solo exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1938. In 1941 she was living in Victoria.

She exhibited in the 1940, 1946, 1947, 1948 and 1968 annual B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery. In 1948 she was living in Okanagan Mission.

In 1945 she had two paintings in the British Columbia At Work exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

She also exhibited in Montreal in at least one annual spring exhibition of the Art Association of Montreal.

She was living in Kelowna in 1974, and died there on December 30, 1978 at the age of 69, shortly after helping to produce the book of her early sketches.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1938 February 22 - March 1 Oil Painting & Drawing (VAG x0222) Vancouver Art Gallery

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1932 May - July VAG   All Canadian Exhibition Tapestried Hills
Celery Field, B.C.
1939 Mar. 14 - 26 VAG   IACS Vancouver Island Exhibition The Singer
The Tee Pee Village
1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 9th Annual Figure Study
1945 Nov. 13 - Dec. 2 Labour Arts Guild   B.C. At Work Mending the Nets
Threshing
1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 15th Annual The Spanish Banks
The Arrow Maker
1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12 VAG   B.C. Artists 16th Annual Mission San Carlos, California
1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 17th Annual The Old Guide


References - MONOGRAPHS

Refer to BIBLIO.

References - GROUP EXHIBITIONS

OKANAGAN ENERGY (refer to BAG74)

BRITISH COLUMBIA WOMEN ARTISTS 1885-1985 (refer to AGGV85)

References - GENERAL

WHO'S WHO IN NORTHWEST ART (refer to WWNA41)

ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY - List of Exhibitors

VISUAL ARTS BRITISH COLUMBIA (refer to VABC77)

ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)

MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS -
SPRING EXHIBITIONS 1880 - 1970
(refer to MM88)

A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)
      Contains a good one-page biography, with four footnotes.

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      3 references cited for Lamont.

VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - B.C. ARTISTS FILES (refer to VPL)

Clippings

"One Man Exhibit" by (unknown)
     Daily Province, February 23, 1938

"Clever Artist Presents Show" by (unknown)
     News-Herald, February 24, 1938

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