Michael Snow
Clothed Woman (In Memory of my Father) 1963
oil and lucite on canvas
152 x 386.2 cm
Purchased 1966
National Gallery of Canada

2003-2004 Research Fellowships Awarded

Ottawa, Canada - September 9, 2003


Octroi des bourses de recherche 2003-2004 

The Research Fellowship Program of the National Gallery of Canada is pleased to announce the names of recipients of awards for the 2003-2004 academic year. The Program encourages and supports advanced research, with particular emphasis on investigation of the National Gallery’s collections.

Fern Bayer, Toronto, has been awarded a Fellowship in Canadian Art for research toward a catalogue raisonné of the works of the artist collaborative General Idea. Fern Bayer was Chief Curator of the Government of Ontario Art Collection, 1977-1995, and a consultant to the province on international cultural promotion, 1986-1995. She was the guest curator of the exhibition Search for the Spirit: General Idea 1968-1975, held at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 1997, and is the author of a catalogue raisonné of General Idea multiples, included in General Idea Editions 1967-1995, published on the occasion of a traveling exhibition organized and circulated by the Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto at Mississauga, 2003.

A Fellowship in Canadian Art was awarded to Alicia Boutilier, Hamilton, for research on Harry Stevenson Southam, 1875-1954, as a collector and patron of Canadian art, as a donor to public art collections and in his role as Chairman and member of the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Canada from 1929 to 1953. Alicia Boutilier received her MA in Canadian art history from Carleton University in 1998 and has a curatorial and education background with the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Gallery of Northumberland and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

An independent curator and editor based in Vancouver, Karen Henry has received a Fellowship in Canadian Art for research on the life and work of Doris Shadbolt. This study will chronicle and analyze the education and curatorial aspects of Doris Shadbolt’s career, her relationship to the ideas and attitudes of her times, and the impact of Shadbolt’s contribution at the local, regional and national levels. Karen Henry has a long association with cultural organizations and institutions on the West Coast, including Video Inn, Western Front Society, Burnaby Art Gallery, the City of Vancouver Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Presentation House Gallery.

A fellowship in European Art has been awarded to Ian Lumsden, Fredericton, for a study of the private and public collecting of twentieth century British Art in Canada, with particular focus upon the collections of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada. Ian Lumsden was Executive Director of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton from 1983 to 2001. In 1998 he was co-curator of the international traveling exhibition Sargent to Freud: Modern British Paintings and Drawings in the Beaverbrook Collection, a precursor to the work he will undertake during the fellowship.

The Lisette Model/Joseph G. Blum Fellowship in the History of Photography has been awarded to Dana MacFarlane, Stockwell, Essex, England. She will investigate the impact of photomechanical reproductions of works of Italian Renaissance art on art historical and literary commentators in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Dana MacFarlane received an MA in the history of art from the University of Toronto and a PhD in art history and theory from the University of Essex. Currently teaching in the School of Art History, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, she has held academic positions with the University of Bristol, University of Essex, Goldsmiths College and St. Martin’s School of Art.

Claudia De Hueck Fellowships in Art Conservation were awarded to Marie-France Lemay, Montreal, and Mauricio Flores Guarneros, Gatineau, Quebec. Marie-France Lemay will examine the materials and techniques used on paper negatives by nineteenth century photographers to alter tonal reproduction on the related positive images. She received her BA in the history of art from the Université du Québec à Montréal, and her MA in conservation from the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. After completing internships in paper and book conservation in France, Spain, the Netherlands, the United States and Canada, Marie-France Lemay worked with the conservation staff of the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal from 2000 to 2003.

Maurizio Flores Guarneros is a graduate of the Escuela Activa de Fotografía in Mexico City and the Ottawa School of Art. His research in the Conservation and Restoration Laboratory of the National Gallery will examine the technical aspects of employing digital cameras for the study of works of art, resulting in recommendations for policies and procedures for the use of digital photography to meet the documentation requirements of the department. Maurizio Flores Guarneros is currently on the staff of the Ottawa School of Art.For information concerning the Research Fellowship Program of the National Gallery of Canada, please consult the National Gallery website, www.national.gallery.ca, or contact Murray Waddington, Chief, Library, Archives and Research Fellowship Program, National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive, P.O. Box 427, Station A, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4, T 613.990.0586, F 613.990.6190, mwadding@gallery.ca.

The deadline for submission of applications for the 2004-2005 fellowships will be 30 April 2004.


- 9 September 2003 -  


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