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Take a stroll with two Marys

AGO curators of Canadian Art explore Wychwood Park through the works of Mary Hiester Reid and Mary Evelyn Wrinch.

 

Mary Hiester Reid. At Twilight, Wychwood Park

Mary Hiester Reid. At Twilight, Wychwood Park, c. 1911. Oil on canvas, Overall: 76.2 x 101.6 cm. Bequest of Mary Hiester Reid, 1922. © Art Gallery of Ontario 634

Wychwood Park, a heritage neighbourhood in Toronto, was at one time a revered arts colony. In the late 1800s, numerous artists were drawn to the neighbourhood - home to luscious trees, a ravine and Taddle creek - to live and work. The neighbourhood was home to two very successful artists, Mary Hiester Reid and Mary Evelyn Wrinch. AGO assistant curator of Canadian Art, Renée van der Avoird and Fredrik S. Eaton Curator, Canadian Art, Georgiana Uhlyarik discuss the significance of the two Wychwood artists including their contributions to the AGO Collection below:

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