Canadian landscape painter and watercolour artist Janet Mitchell was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, on November 24, 1912. She moved to Calgary as an infant after being adopted by a Calgary couple. Attended schools in Calgary including evening classes at the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art (now the Alberta College of Art and Design), and won a scholarship to the Banff School of Fine Arts in 1942. She was largely self-taught, however, and had her first one-person show in Toronto in 1949; she continued to exhibit across Canada, in Britain, Japan and U.S.A. and is represented in many public and private collections. Winner of many awards, she was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy in 1977. An active member of the Alberta art community for many years, she died in Calgary in 1998. For additional biographical information, see Janet Mitchell: life and art / by Peggy Armstrong. - Winnipeg: Hyperion Press, 1990.
File consists of 2 letters to Janet Mitchell from Christopher Jackson, Guest Curator, Glenbow Museum, regarding a retrospective exhibition of the works of Marion Nicoll which he is curating. Also includes brochure advertising the upcoming publication of the book Marion Nicoll R.C.A. by J. Brooks Joyner and newsclipping from the Calgary Herald, January 27, 1982, with a review of the exhibition Tribute to Jim and Marion Nicoll, Muttart Gallery, January ? - February 14, 1982.
Removed from Special Collections copy no. 3 of Marion Nicoll R.C.A. / by J. Brooks Joyner. - Calgary: Masters Gallery, 1979, probably originally owned by Janet Mitchell.
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