Elizabeth Styring Nutt
- Born: 5 Sep 1870, Onchan, Isle of Man 150,151,152
- Baptised: 3 Nov 1870, Onchan, Isle of Man 153
- Died: 25 Mar 1946 at age 75 110
has reference to:
"Nova Scotia College of Art, Elizabeth Crabtree Nutt Award, Best Woman Painter of the Year"
It appears that Elizabeth Styring NUTT was the Principal of your Nova Scotia College of Art from 1919 to1943
From http://www.agns.gov.ns.ca/4pcnscad.shtml :
"Founded in 1887 as the Victoria School of Art and Design, in honour of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design has been intertwined throughout the cultural history of Nova Scotia, the political history of the province, the history of Canadian art, and the history of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
"Through the school's doors have passed not only a long procession of students who later made their mark on the visual arts in Nova Scotia as well as across the country and beyond, but also advocates, artists, administrators and instructors whose fame (or infamy) add to the colourful history of the College. Among these are Anna Leonowens (known most commonly as Anna of "Anna and the King of Siam" and the musical "The King and I") who lived in Halifax with her daughter's family and was a prime instigator of the founding of the school; the reputedly formidable Elizabeth Styring Nutt, principal from 1919 - 1943, and painter associated with the Sheffield School; Arthur Lismer, also from Sheffield and principal from 1916 - 1919 and later renowned as part of the Group of Seven; Donald C. MacKay, principal from 1945 - 1967, a student of both Nutt and Lismer; and Garry Neill Kennedy, president from 1967 - 1992, whose own conceptual art, and that of the many international visiting artists and instructors who came to the college during his tenure (such as Robert Frank, Patrick Kelly, Eric Cameron, Gerald Ferguson, Eric Fischl) established the international reputation of the college as a cutting edge institution."
From http://www.ouc.bc.ca/fiar/1918_45.shtmll :
"1922 - Mary Riter Hamilton is named Officier de l'Académie Française and receives the purple ribbon of Les Palmes Académiques for her paintings of war-torn France. The Calgary Art Club is founded, only to be expelled from the library meeting room for daring to draw from the figure. Mary Hiester Reid is the first woman to have a solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Toronto, albeit posthumously. Elizabeth Styring Nutt organizes an unprecedented "Art Week" in Halifax."
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Noted events in her life were:
• Education: Oxford Training College, from about 1880 to 1881. 154 At the time of the census in April 1881 she was boarding at Felstead House, 23 Banbury Road, Oxford and described as a 2nd Year student. It is likely that this was a teacher training college.
• Probate, 25 Sep 1946, Wakefield Probate Registry. 110 She was living at the time of her death at Newfield, 29 Collrgiate Cres, Sheffield. Frances Helen Carlisle (wife of Bernard Peel Carlisle) and Albert Boswell Nutt, opthalmic surgeon, were appointed as executors. Her estate was valued at £3,308 2s 11d.