Helen Galloway McNicoll

1879-1915 Canada/Impressionism

 

Brief Biography-Helen Galloway McNicoll was born in Toronto in 1879. Deaf at the age of two, she was one of the first impressionist, plein air painters in Canada. Her first formal tuition was at the Art Association of Montreal under William Brymner, followed by the Slade School in London. She visited St Ives and Yorkshire on study trips and worked with the English artist, Dorothea Sharp, sharing a studio with her. They were close friends and travelled Europe together. McNicoll became an associate of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, where she exhibited her paintings annually when she was in England. She was also a member of the Royal Society of British Artists. Her last years were in Swanage, Dorset, where she died at the young age of thirty-six in 1915.

 

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Making Posies

Making Posies

Apple Gatherer

The Apple Gatherer

In the Shadow

In the Shadow of the Tent

The Open Door

The Open Door

Picking Flowers

Picking Flowers

Girl with Parasol

Girl with Parasol

Female Worker

The Little Female Worker

Landscape

Landscape

An English Beach

An English Beach