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How well do you know your Canadian women artists?

Women Artists Insider quiz

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Last week, the world marked International Women’s Day, and to celebrate we’re challenging you to test your knowledge about Canadian women artists. Grab a pencil and embrace the words of iconic Canadian feminist Nellie McClung when she championed equitable divorce laws with “Why are pencils equipped with erasers if not to correct mistakes?” 

Answers are at the bottom and in the pages of the AGOinsider!  

1. Wychwood Park in Toronto was home to which two pioneering Canadian artists in the early decades of the 20th century?

     A. Frances Loring and Florence Wylie
     B. Mary Heister Reid and Mary Wrinch
     C. Mary Dignam and Helen McNicoll
     D. Mary Pratt and Elizabeth Wyn Wood

2. La Voie lactée (1992) is a billboard-sized artwork installed atop the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MACM), created by artist:

     A. Geneviève Cadieux
     B. Joanne Tod
     C. Emma Lake
     D. Jana Sterbak

3. Maud Lewis lived and painted in which small Nova Scotian town?

     A. Ecum Secum 
     B. Cow Bay
     C. Lunenburg
     D. Marshalltown

4. Agnes Martin, the revered abstract painter, was born in Macklin, Saskatchewan. Which of the following artworks did she create?

     A. Happy Holiday 
     B. I Love the Whole World 
     C. The Rose
     D. All the above 

5. Using copper plate impressions of clothing items, this printmaker gained international attention throughout the 1970s. Who is it?

     A. Betty Goodwin
     B. Liz Magor
     C. Elza Mayhew 
     D. Lori Blondeau

6. “I am the light of happiness, and I am a happy owl” said this iconic Inuk printmaker. Who was it?

     A. Kenojuak Ashevak
     B. Pitseolak Ashoona 
     C. Shuvinai Ashoona
     D. Ovilu Tunnillie

7. Many of this country’s greatest artists moved here from the United States. Which of the following were born in America?

     A. June Clark 
     B. Suzy Lake
     C. Lynne Cohen 
     D. All of the above

8. Which of the following artists were not associated with Les Automatistes movement in Quebec:

     A. Françoise Sullivan
     B. Marcelle Ferron
     C. Jane Ash Poitras
     D. Chantal duPont

9. Renowned for her use of textiles and installation art, this Belize-based Canadian  and Maroon artist explores spirituality and human interactions.

     A. Ghitta Caiserman-Roth
     B. Winsom
     C. Molly Bobak
     D. Charmaine Lurch

10. Which of the following artists have shown at the Canadian Pavilion in Venice as part of the Biennale? 

     A. Emily Carr
     B. Liz Magor
     C. Rebecca Belmore 
     D. Shary Boyle
     E. All of the above 

Answers: 1-B, 2-A, 3-D, 4-D, 5-A, 6-A, 7- D, 8-C and D, 9-B, 10-E 

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