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Lionel LeMoine Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald, photographed by M.O. Hammond in 1930.
Born 17 March 1890
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died March 17, 1956 (aged 65)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Field Painting
Influenced Canadian Group of Painters


Lionel LeMoine Fitzgerald (March 17, 1890 – August 7, 1956) was a Winnipeg-based Canadian painter, and member of the Group of Seven.

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Life and Work

LeMoine Fitzgerald was born in Winnipeg in 1890 and studied art in Winnipeg, Pittsburgh and New York City at the Art Students League of New York. In July 1922, Fitzgerald returned to Winnipeg to work as a commercial illustrator, until 1924 when he began teaching at the Winnipeg School of Art. He was promoted to principal of the school in 1929, a position he held up to 1947.[1] Doc Synder's House of 1931 is recognized as one of the most significant pieces of the period. Its realistic shading of the tree trunks and quiet nature is indicative of his training in New York.[2]

He exhibited works in two shows with the Group of Seven in 1930 and was invited to become a member of the Group in 1932 when J. E. H. MacDonald died. He was a founding member of its successor, the Canadian Group of Painters. He died of a heart attack in Winnipeg in 1956.

In 2003, the Royal Canadian Mint produced a gold coin based on Fitzgerald's 1929 work Houses.

Notes

  1. ^ Reid, 164.
  2. ^ Reid, 165.

References

  • Harper, Russell. Painting in Canada: A History 2nd ed. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1981. ISBN 0802063071
  • Reid, Dennis A Concise History of Canadian Painting 2nd Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1988. ISBN 019540663X.

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