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Doris and Jack Shadbolt

Doris Shadbolt (1918-2003) had a distinguished career as an educator, curator and historian of Canadian art.  Following studies at the University of Toronto, she worked at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, the Metropolitan Museum, and, for more than twenty-five years at the Vancouver Art Gallery.  Her husband, Jack Shadbolt (1909-1998), was a celebrated Canadian painter and longtime teacher at the Vancouver School of Art.  The National Gallery of Canada Library holds 381 books, exhibition catalogues and periodicals, which represent a sampling from their extensive collection of reference and research materials.