Artwork by Kathleen Moir Morris,  Grazing Cattle

Kathleen Morris
Grazing Cattle

oil on board
signed lower left
12 x 14 ins ( 30.5 x 35.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $12,000.00$9,000.00 - $12,000.00

Price Realized $11,210.00
Sale date: November 19th 2019

Private Collection, Toronto
Canadian Women Artists, The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto, April 27, 1996
Kathleen Morris was best known for recording the authenticity of everyday life in Montreal and its environs. She was born with a physical disability but refused to let it prevent her from painting outdoors in all seasons. The quiet pleasure in her work comes from her own affection for a humble yet lively world, and provides a refuge from modern day chaos; a moment captured in time.

Two months of every summer were spent in Marshall’s Bay near Arnprior, Ontario, where she painted cows and other animals from the cottage that had been in the family for generations. Morris compassionately painted animals with regularity and with an interest in the bond between humanity and the natural world. In her late career when her handicap forced her to cease painting, Morris devoted her time to the prevention of animal cruelty.

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Kathleen Moir Morris
(1893 - 1986) Beaver Hall Group, RCA

Kathleen Moir Morris was born in Montreal. She studied under William Brymner and Maurice Cullen at the school of the Art Association of Montreal (1910 - 1918). Working in oil, her subjects include landscape, genre, street scenes and buildings, with a special emphasis on horse drawn cabstands of old Montreal. Except for some years spent in Ottawa, she was active in Montreal until 1978 when she stopped painting. She died in 1986 in Rawdon, Quebec. She exhibited with the RCA from 1916 - 1958. Her work is in the collection of the AGGV, AGO, MMFA, and NGC.