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Crawford, Catherine Betty, "Gentians and Queen's Anne Lace"
Artist Crawford, Catherine Betty
Object Name Painting
Object Type painting, watercolour
Title Gentians and Queen's Anne Lace
Medium watercolour on paper
Dimensions H-50.5 W-38 cm
Description After studying at the University of Toronto and the Ontario College of Education, Catherine Betty Crawford spent the majority of her time in Ingersoll, Ontario. She worked as a librarian at the Ingersoll Public Library from 1941 until1972, where she organized exhibitions and art classes for the public. Crawford was not only a founding member of the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre, but was also elected the Ingersoll citizen of the year in 1976 for her significant role in the development of, and active participation in the growing arts community. Her medium of choice was watercolour, which she began to explore at a young age. The featured work, Gentians and Queen’s Anne Lace, displays how Crawford infuses still life with movement. Depth is given to the overall composition by using the wet on wet technique, and defining the still life with dry brush, allowing the work to obtain a light and flowing quality.
Catalog Number 1996.013.001