Elected member

Here’s a photograph from the November 20 1933 edition of the Toronto Daily Star of a Canadian artist who had just been elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

Marion Long (1882-1970) was the second Canadian woman ever to be elected a member of the Royal Canadian Academy; the first, Charlotte Schreiber, was elected in 1880 (though she was not permitted to attend meetings or influence policies). Ms. Long was often commissioned to paint portraits; she was asked to paint portraits of the Royal Norwegian Air Force during the Second World War and was honoured with the King Haakon VII Medal of Liberation as a result.

A more detailed biography of her can be found here.

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