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  • Lavalley, Sarah (Anishinābe, 1895–1991)

    An Anishinābe artist and nurse from Pikwàkanagàn First Nation in Ontario. Lavalley learned traditional craftwork and beadwork techniques from her mother and mother-in-law and became recognized for her skillfully made moccasins, mittens, and hide clothing. She was named a member of the Order of Canada in 1981.

  • Lismer, Arthur (British/Canadian, 1885–1969)

    A landscape painter and founding member of the Group of Seven, Lismer immigrated to Canada from England in 1911. He was also an influential educator of adults and children, and he created children’s art schools at both the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto (1933) and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (1946).

  • Lochhead, Kenneth (Canadian, 1926–2006)

    Although Lochhead’s career spanned numerous styles, he is perhaps best known for his colour-field paintings of the 1960s and 1970s. Directly inspired by Barnett Newman and the critic Clement Greenberg, he was instrumental in bringing the principles of modernist abstract painting to Regina, where he was director of the University of Saskatchewan’s School of Art.

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