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Doris McCarthy

(Canadian, b. 1910, Calgary, Alberta)

McCarthy is a landscape painter of the high artic and Canada coast to coast. Doris's works are indicative of her ability to ". . .create a unique and 'special sense of place'. . ."1 In addition, her facination for exploration combined with a passion for landscape painting make McCarthy's pieces unique. As a painter, McCarthy 's professional career has endured over a sixty year time period. As a credit to her professional career, Doris taught at Toronto's Central Technical School from 1932-1972.

McCarthy has travelled extensively overseas and through her experiences has maintained a remarkable interest for the Canadian landscape. "Her travels have evolved into a splendid and diverse vision of the Canadian landscape on canvas."2 Through McCarthy's work, the viewer may gain insights into her lifetime of discovery. She has produced over five thousand works in oil, acrylic, and watercolour. These works are found within public, private, and corporate collections. She has received numerous awards, such as the Order of Canada in 1987.3






circa 1926 Ontario College of Art
1926 Hope Summer School
one year of painting in London, England

Recent Exhibits:
1992-1993 Doris McCarthy: feast of incarnation, Michael Canadian Art Collection, Ontario.


1 McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Doris McCarthy: feast of incarnation. Dec. 6, 1992-Feb. 21, 1993.
2 Ibid.
3 Ibid.