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Jacobine Jones


Born in England and trained at the Regent Street Polythechnic (London) under Harold Brownsword, Jones came to Canada in 1932 on a visit, and remained until her death in 1976. Within a year of her arrival she took on her first architectural sculptural commission for the Toronto firm of Marani, Lawson & Morris; four years later she was hard at work on a plum commission for seven figures for the fašade of the new Bank of Canada in Ottawa. Armed with a classical academic training and superior technical knowledge of carving and modelling as well as direct experience of British 'vernacular modernism' of the 1920s and European sculpture, Jones was particulary well-suited to satisfy the demands for figurative sculptural art in post-war Canada.

Penumbra books:
Put On Her Mettle: The Life and Art of Jacobine Jones (Author)

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