1921

January

When Alexander Musgrove steps down as Principal of the School of Art, Frank Johnston (1888–1949) is hired as his replacement. Johnston,...
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September

The first exhibition of work by a young Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald (1890–1956) opens on September 10. FitzGerald goes on to become Principal...
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On September 21 Canadian Art Today is mounted, the first gallery-organized exhibition of contemporary Canadian art. It includes work by the...
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1922

February

Frank Johnston (1888–1949) exhibits over 300 works, about a dozen of which are of Manitoba subjects. The Gallery purchases its second...
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March

The Gallery exhibits historical Canadian art for the first time: 196 works depicting Western Canada by the Irish-born Paul Kane (1810–1871),...
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October

A visiting official from the National Gallery of Canada calls the Winnipeg School of Art the country’s...
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1923

April

The Winnipeg Museum of Fine Arts becomes the Winnipeg Gallery and School of Art, incorporated by a special act of the Manitoba Legislature....
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1924

January

Miss Cecilia Bruce Kearns (d. 1924) dies as a result of a fall on the ice in front of the Winnipeg General Hospital. She attended the Winnipeg...
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September

In the fall, American Keith Gebhardt (1899–1982) is appointed Principal of the newly incorporated Winnipeg Gallery and School of Art,...
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1925

January

Municipal funding, which had decreased from $3,500 in 1922 to $2,500 in 1924, is discontinued. Even amidst this funding shortfall, there are...
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1926

March

On March 26, thirty-seven shareholders of the Winnipeg Gallery and School of Art convene at the Board of Trade Building. At the meeting, which...
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August

The Board of Directors report that financial challenges have led to Gallery operations being almost entirely suspended with expenditures confined...
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1927

January

Discussion mounts surrounding the relocation of the Gallery. In addition to the site at St. Mary Avenue and Memorial Boulevard, a house at 88...
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1928

November

Winnipeg’s cenotaph on Memorial Boulevard is unveiled in November, after three years of controversy. In 1925, Emanuel Hahn...
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That month Arthur Lismer’s Quebec Uplands is acquired for $60.

On November 13, Fritz Brandtner (1896–1969) is given a solo exhibition at the Winnipeg School of Art. Newly arrived in Winnipeg from...
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1929

March

Keith Gebhardt (1899–1982) leaves his post as Principal of the School of Art. Travelling throughout Europe over the ensuing five years, he...
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August

Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald (1890–1956) is appointed Principal of the School of Art. His promotion reflects the esteem of faculty and...
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October

Winnipeg’s chapter of the Junior League, founded in 1928 as a women’s organization promoting community volunteerism, organizes an...
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Stock markets collapse around the world. In a letter, FitzGerald grimly reports that “Students are experiencing an economic condition making...
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1930

January

A commemorative exhibition of oil and watercolour paintings from the collection of Winnipeg millionaire businessman William Forbes Alloway...
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September

Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald (1890–1956) orchestrates an exhibition of 66 works of art. It includes everything donated to the Winnipeg Gallery...
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December

Winnipeg real estate broker Clarence Day Shephard (1872–1949) donates two works by English romantic landscape painter Thomas Barker...
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