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A Collection of Works by Florence Helena McGillivray

by Bill Allen

A Collection of Works by Florence Helena McGillivray

See also article on artist

A large, high quality coffee-table style book with hundreds of images of oil and water colour paintings and other forms of art created by Whitby artist, Florence Helena McGillivray (1864-1938) in the early 20th century. With two sisters living in Wakefield, Florence visited the Gatineau Valley frequently, and made it the subject of many paintings. Printed in limited edition, the book is available from the Society. Bill Allen who gathered this collection of images also contributed an article on Florence in the latest volume of Up the Gatineau! and was guest speaker in May 2016 at our annual awards dinner.

Price: $120. To order this publication, see order publications.

Your Help is Needed!

Toronto author Bill Allen is continuing his quest to identify the Gatineau Valley locations of several dozen sketches, drawings and paintings by Canadian landscape artist Florence McGillivray. These were painted during her visits to the Gatineau region from 1915 to 1935. He would be interested in any insights from GVHS members and is hoping to return to our area soon to photograph as many locations as possible. He has left a folder in the GVHS archives in the Chelsea Library for public consultation. Please feel free to drop by during our office hours on Monday and Wednesday afternoons or he can be contacted directly at wca55@sympatico.ca

Below are some selected images:

Works by Florence Helena McGillivray
Duclos barns, circa 1928.
A Collection of Works by Florence Helena McGillivray - Images not to be used without permission of Bill Allen.
Works by Florence Helena McGillivray
The old white barn, circa 1928.
A Collection of Works by Florence Helena McGillivray - Images not to be used without permission of Bill Allen.
Works by Florence Helena McGillivray
Log cabin farm, circa 1928.
A Collection of Works by Florence Helena McGillivray - Images not to be used without permission of Bill Allen.