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Item Name: Painting
Title: Winter, Lumsden Valley
Maker: Laura Lamont
Year: n.d.
Country: Canadian
Materials: oil on canvas
Measurements: overall: 44.7 cm x 60 cm
ID Number: PC83.1.28

Extended Label Info: Laura Lamont was a painter of landscapes, flowers and nature. She worked primairly in watercolour and oil paint mediums. She taught art at the Avonlea Public School for five years before moving to Regina, where she became an instructor and art supervisor at Provincial Normal School. Lamont held this position until 1940, when she became an private painting instructor, teaching students including renowned Saskatchewan painter Terry Fenton. This work, "Winter, Lumsden Valley", is indicative of Lamont's adept use of colour to portray the landscape at a specific time of day with the disticnt use of blues and indigos to depict shadows and cast light, much like the Impressionists' use of colour. What time of day is captured in this work? Laura A. Lamont (1880-1970) was born in 1880 in Tara, Ontario. She studied at the Central Ontario School of Art and Design in Toronto, Ontario. After working as an art supervisor for the public school board in Brantford, Ontario, Lamont and her husband moved to Saskatchewan, settling in Avonlea (1920). She exhibited in group shows in Saskatchewan beginning in 1943. Many of her watercolours of wild flowers were also included in science books for public schools. In addition to many private collections, Lamont's work is represented in the collections of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Mendel Art Gallery (Saskatoon), Moose Jaw Normal School, and Regina Public Library.