The Wild and Wonderful World of Richard LaPrairie
November 07 - 12, 2020
Jane Buckles (Canadian, b.1941)
ETHEL, MAY AND MAID, TEA TIME
three fibre maché and mixed media figures, each signed and dated 1986
tallest figure height 55 in — 139.7 cm
Jane Buckles was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1941. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1964 from the University of Toronto and went on to do a Secondary School Teaching Certificate from the Ontario College of Education in 1965. Buckles taught at the Secondary School level, and became Head of the Art Department at Etobicoke Collegiate (1964-1966) and Thornhill Secondary School (1966-1970).
Buckles received her first commission in 1978 for the Whitby Public Library for a series of large banners and large kite-birds. She has had several other major commissions throughout her career and is part of several public and private collections in Canada, the United States, Hong Kong, and Great Britain.
Buckles retired from the arts in the mid 1990's but still enjoys working with papier mache and fabric pieces, and is also very active in supporting her local community through her art work. She lives in Uxbridge, Ontario
Estate of Richard LaPrairie, Toronto