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

The National Gallery of Canada announces the recipients of the 2008-09 Research Fellowships

Ottawa - July 31, 2008

The National Gallery of Canada (NGC) is pleased to announce the 2008-09 academic year recipients of the NGC’s Research Fellowships. There are four recipients, including two in the area of Canadian Art. Representing a maximum value of $30,000 per person, the NGC’s Research Fellowship Program encourages and supports advanced research in the categories of Canadian Art, European Art, Modern Art, Art Conservation and the History of Photography.

As a leader in research in the visual arts, the NGC offers annual financial assistance to researchers, whose work includes a particular interest and advancement through the Gallery’s collections, including those of its Library and Archives.

"The National Gallery of Canada encourages all forms of research in order to foster growth in the knowledge of art history and to continue verifying the authenticity, origin, quality and historic importance of works in the Collection,” explained NGC Director, Pierre Théberge. “They provide the opportunity for applicants to further develop their research in the field of visual arts which is why we are so pleased to offer these annual research grants through our Research Fellowship Program."

The 2008-09 NGC Research Fellowship recipients are:

European Art:

Anna O. Marley, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, is the recipient of a Fellowship in European Art. She graduated magna cum laude from Vassar College in Art History, received her Master’s in Art History and Museum Studies from the University of Southern California and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Delaware. Anna Marley will be studying the Gallery’s collection of work by British military draftsmen Thomas Davies and Paul Sandby in connection with her research into landscape representation in the late colonial and early national North American home.

History of Photography:

Robert Evans, of Ottawa, Ontario, is the recipient of a Lisette Model/Joseph G. Blum Fellowship in the History of Photography. He graduated from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax and has a master’s degree from Carleton University, Ottawa, where he is now a doctoral candidate. Robert Evans will use the Gallery’s collections to analyze 19th century photographs of British cities in their historical and social contexts in order to explore visual regimes of modernity.

Canadian Art:

Kristy Holmes, of Sackville, New Brunswick, has been awarded a Fellowship in Canadian Art. She will be researching how Canadian art was being defined and constructed during the late 1960s and early 1970s, with particular reference to four large-scale international exhibitions mounted by the National Gallery of Canada, including Joyce Wieland’s True Patriot Love (1971). Kristy Holmes graduated from Queen’s University, Kingston, where she also obtained a doctorate. In addition, she holds a master’s degree from Leeds University in the United Kingdom. She has taught at Queen’s University and at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, and will be Assistant Professor in Art History at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Julia Pine, of Arnprior, Ontario, has been awarded a Fellowship in Canadian Art in order to investigate the diverse ways in which Canadian artists have used apparel and the idiom of the clothed body as a source of inspiration, humour and cultural critique. Julia Pine graduated from Carleton University, where she is currently pursuing her doctorate. She has curated exhibitions at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto and has published extensively on art and fashion.

How to register for the 2009-10
NGC Research Fellowship Program

For information on the National Gallery of Canada's Research Fellowship Program, please consult the Gallery web site or contact Jonathan Franklin, Chief, Library, Archives and Research Fellowship Program, tel. (613) 990-0590, fax (613) 990-6190.

About the NGC Library and Archives

The Library and Archives is the world’s foremost research centre for studying the advancement of the visual arts in Canada and related developments within European and North American traditions. The Research Fellowship Program encourages and supports advanced research. Fellowships emphasize the use and investigation of the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, including those of the Library and Archives.

About the National Gallery of Canada

The National Gallery of Canada is home to the most important collections of historical and contemporary Canadian art in the world. In addition, it has pre-eminent collections of Inuit, Western and European Art dating from the 14th to the 21st century, American and Asian Art as well as drawings and photography. Created in 1880, it is among the oldest of Canada’s national, cultural institutions. As part of its mandate to make Canadian art accessible across the country, the NGC has one of the largest touring art exhibition programs in North America. For more information, visit http://www.gallery.ca/.

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