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Prudence Heward Life & Work by Julia Skelly

There are several paintings by Heward in both the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. Eric Brown, a director of the National Gallery of Canada, was a supporter of Heward’s work. Following Heward’s death in 1947, the Heward family donated six canvases and sixteen panel paintings to the National Gallery. Her sketches, landscapes, figure paintings, and still lifes are part of many other public institutions’ collections, as well as private collections, across Canada.

Although the works listed below are held by the following institutions, they may not always be on view.



Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Queen’s University 
36 University Avenue
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
613-533-2190
agnes.queensu.ca


Prudence Heward, Hester, 1937 Oil on canvas
122.5 x 89.2 cm

Art Gallery of Alberta

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
780-422-6223
youraga.ca


Prudence Heward, October, Eastern Townships, c. 1938Oil on canvas
43.6 x 51 cm

Prudence Heward, Lake Reflections, n.d.Oil on Masonite
46 x 30.9 cm

Art Gallery of Hamilton

123 King Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
905-527-6610
artgalleryofhamilton.com


Prudence Heward, Girl Under a Tree, 1931Oil on canvas
123 x 194 cm
Prudence Heward, Farmhouse Window, 1938Oil on canvas
68.8 x 56.5 cm

Art Gallery of Ontario

317 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1-877-225-4246 or 416-979-6648
ago.net


Prudence Heward, Portrait Study, 1938Oil on canvas
45.7 x 43.2 cm
Prudence Heward, Autumn, Knowlton, 1941Oil on plywood panel
30.5 x 36 cm
Prudence Heward, My Caddy, 1941Oil on canvas
62.3 x 51.1 cm

Prudence Heward, Still Life, Autumn, 1944Oil on canvas
55.9 x 63.5 cm


Art Gallery of Windsor

401 Riverside Drive West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
519-977-0013
agw.ca


Prudence Heward, The Bather, 1930Oil on canvas
162.1 x 106.3 cm
Prudence Heward, Sisters of Rural Quebec, 1930Oil on canvas
157 x 107 cm

Prudence Heward, Grain Elevator, Cardinal, Ontario, 1933Oil on panel
36 x 31 cm
Prudence Heward, Backyard on St. Famille St., Montreal, c. 1941Oil on panel
31 x 36 cm
Prudence Heward, Girl in the Window, 1941Oil on canvas
86.4 x 91.5 cm
Prudence Heward, Still Life with Eggplant, 1943Oil on canvas
61 x 51 cm


Hart House

University of Toronto
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416-978-8398
harthouse.ca/justina-m-barnicke-gallery


Prudence Heward, Dark Girl, 1935Oil on canvas
92 x 102 cm


McMichael Canadian Art Collection

10365 Islington Avenue
Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada
905-893-1121 or 1-888-213-1121
mcmichael.com


Prudence Heward, The Blue Church, Prescott, 1933Oil on panel
35.2 x 30.4 cm


Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion
1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
514-285-2000
mbam.qc.ca/en


Prudence Heward, Scene of Venice, c. 1928Oil on panel
18.7 x 23.8 cm
Prudence Heward, Scene of Venice, c. 1928Oil on panel
18.5 x 24 cm
Prudence Heward, At the Theatre, 1928Oil on canvas
101.6 x 101.6 cm
Prudence Heward, At the Café (Miss Mabel Lockerby), c. 1929Oil on canvas
68.5 x 58.4 cm
Prudence Heward, Church at Athens, Ontario, 1932Oil on panel
30.5 x 35 cm
Prudence Heward, Rosaire, 1935Oil on canvas
101.5 x 92 cm
Prudence Heward, Indian Child, 1936Oil on panel
36 x 30.5 cm
Prudence Heward, Red Shed, n.d.Oil on panel
30.5 x 33 cm
Prudence Heward, Sketch of a Shack, n.d.Oil on panel
30.5 x 35 cm


Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

185 Ste-Catherine Street West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
514-847-6226
macm.org/en


Prudence Heward, Plant Study, 1932Oil on panel
30 x 33 cm
Prudence Heward, Pensive Girl, 1944Oil on canvas
51 x 43.5 cm


Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

National Battlefields Park
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
1-866-220-2150 or 418-643-2150
mnbaq.org/en


Prudence Heward, Jim, 1928Oil on canvas
50.9 x 46 cm
Prudence Heward, Untitled (Seated Woman), n.d.Oil on canvas
101.8 x 89.1 cm


Museum London

421 Ridout Street North
London, Ontario, Canada
519-661-0333
museumlondon.ca


Prudence Heward, Untitled (Portrait of a Fisherman), c. 1935Oil on panel
36 x 30.5 cm
Prudence Heward, In Bermuda, c. 1939Oil on panel
36 x 30.6 cm


National Gallery of Canada

380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613-990-1985
gallery.ca


Prudence Heward, Anna, c. 1927Oil on canvas
91.6 x 66.4 cm
Prudence Heward, Girl on a Hill, 1928Oil on canvas
101.8 x 94.6 cm
Prudence Heward, Rollande, 1929Oil on canvas
139.9 x 101.7 cm
Prudence Heward, Farmhouse and Car, c. 1933 Oil on plywood
30.5 x 35.9 cm
Prudence Heward, Mulleins and Rocks, c. 1933–36Oil on plywood
30.3 x 35.6 cm
Prudence Heward, Leaves (Study for Portrait of Barbara), c. 1933Oil on plywood
35.4 x 30.5 cm
Prudence Heward, Girl in Yellow Sweater, 1936Oil on canvas
116.2 x 112.2 cm
Prudence Heward, Sunflowers (Study for Portrait of Heward Grafftey), c. 1936Oil on plywood
30.6 x 35.5 cm
Prudence Heward, Back Garden, 1938Oil on plywood
32 x 36.1 cm
Prudence Heward, In Bermuda, 1939Oil on canvas
63.6 x 56 cm
Prudence Heward, Vase of Flowers I, c. 1940–46 Oil on plywood
36 x 30.5 cm
Prudence Heward, Autumn Landscape, c. 1941Oil on plywood
36.2 x 30.5 cm
Prudence Heward, Ann, 1942Oil on canvas
51.1 x 43.4 cm
Prudence Heward, Portrait (Mrs. Zimmerman), 1943Oil on canvas
107.3 x 91.9 cm
Prudence Heward, Farmer’s Daughter, 1945Oil on canvas
61.2 x 51.2 cm

Robert McLaughlin Gallery

72 Queen Street
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
905-576-3000
rmg.on.ca


Prudence Heward, Street in Cagnes, c. 1930Oil on canvas
55.8 x 43.5 cm
Prudence Heward, Indian Head, 1936Oil on panel
36 x 30.6 cm
Prudence Heward, Clytie, 1938Oil on canvas
101.8 x 66.6 cm
Prudence Heward, The Glen, Knowlton, Quebec, 1941Oil on panel
30.6 x 35.7 cm
Prudence Heward, Negress with Flower, n.d.Oil on canvas
20 x 17 cm
Prudence Heward, Portrait of a Young Boy, n.d.Oil on panel
35.7 x 30 cm
Prudence Heward, Self-Portrait, n.d.Graphite on paper
13.4 x 12.9 cm

University College, University of Toronto

15 King’s College Circle
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416-978-7516
uc.utoronto.ca


Prudence Heward, The Skier, c. 1939–40Oil on canvas
72.4 x 48.5 cm

Winnipeg Art Gallery

300 Memorial Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
204-786-6641
wag.ca


Prudence Heward, Farmer’s Daughter, 1938 Oil on canvas
66.6 x 66.5 cm