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Saskatchewan Artist

Kathleen Robertson

Kathleen Robertson

Kathleen Robertson was born in 1920 in London, England. She studied at London's Clapman College of Art form 1938 to 1941 before immigrating to Canada, where she settled in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1946. Her work was part of the Saskatoon Art Centre's first provincial art exhibition that same year.

Robertson studied at the University of Saskatchewan with artists including Eli Bornstein, Otto Rogers, Wynona Mulcaster, Stanley Day, and Mina Forsyth. Robertson received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1979. She taught at Greystone Public School in Saskatoon for one year (1979-1980) and served as a consultant for the restoration of Regina's Government House (1980-1982) during her artistic career. Her work has been exhibited in Saskatchewan and Alberta and in addition to being part of private collections in England and Canada, is represented in the collection of the University of Saskatchewan.

Robertson's works in acrylics and pastels include portraits and landscapes, tending to be abstract and post-modernist in style. Her work was detailed and precise until later in her life, when she suffered from a stroke. Robertson, living at Saskatoon's Sherbrooke Community Centre, now paints in a different style, creating humorous portraits. “I didn't know I had this in me,” Robertson says.

Kathleen Robertson continues to live and work in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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Kathleen Robertson

  • Born: 1920. London, England GB
  • Resides: Saskatoon, SK
  • Mediums: Oil Painting, Pastels

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