MARION LONG, O.S.A., R.C.A.
IN THE WARD
oil on board
10.25 ins x 8.25 ins; 24.1 cms x 19.1 cms
While this work is not dated, a handwritten label attached to the backing provides a clue. The address the artist gives is “Studio Building Severn St.” Marion Long used this address from 1915-1926.
In 1933, Marion Long was only the second woman to be elected to the R.C.A. Charlotte Schreiber had been the first. Long’s election made headlines with the Mail and Empire announcing “Marion Long, Toronto Artist, First Woman in 50 Years (italics ours) to become R.C.A. Member.”
Private Collection, Ontario