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Clara Hume

Clara Hume

Clara Hume (nee Burbidge) was born in 1914 in Kindersley, Saskatchewan. Her family moved to Saskatoon in 1925. She started painting during her childhood and went on to study art at the University of Saskatchewan (1936, 1943, 1945, 1961) and the Saskatchewan Technical Collegiate (1938). She studied with several important artists including Augustus Kenderdine, Ernest Lindner, Nikola Bjelajac, Gordon Snelgrove, and Eli Bornstein.

Beginning in 1944 with Hume's first group show at the Saskatoon Art Centre, her paintings have been exhibited in Saskatchewan and Manitoba as part of group and solo exhibitions. Hume's paintings, largely landscapes and still lifes, are represented in the collections of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Mendel Art Gallery (Saskatoon), Winnipeg Art Gallery, Government of Saskatchewan (Regina), Saskatoon Public School Board, as well as in private collections.

From 1964 to 1975, Hume organized programs for elementary school children in Saskatoon in conjunction with the Mendel Art Gallery.

Hume was married to photographer and educator Clare Hume, who died in 2004.

Clara Hume passed away in 2006, in Saskatoon.

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Clara Hume

  • Born: 1914. Kindersley, SK
  • Died: 2006. Saskatoon, SK
  • Mediums: Oil Painting

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