The Later Years: Women Instructors at the Winnipeg School of Art in the 1940s


  • Marilyn Baker Marilyn Baker is the author of the Winnipeg School of Art, The Early Years (1984) and Manitoba's Third Legislative Building, Symbol in Stone, The Art and Politics of a Public Building (1986) and was a co-curator for Women's Art/Women's Lives, Winnipeg Art Gallery (1995). She is currently chair of the Art History Area, School of Art, University of Manitoba.


Women were employed as art teachers at the Winnipeg School of Art in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in unusual numbers from 1940 to 1950. Beneficiaries of a proper art education, they "kept the home fires burning." When the men came back they were let go in what was seen as a return to normalcy.


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