Women’s Art Wednesday: Prudence Heward

Women’s Art Wednesday: Prudence Heward

This week’s selection: Canadian painter Prudence Heward (July 2, 1896-March 19, 1947)

Why we love it: Most well-known for her figure paintings of contemplative, brooding women, Heward created the bulk of her work during the tumult of the World Wars and the Great Depression. She was one of 10 women artists in the Montreal-based painting collective the Beaver Hall Group, and in 1933, she became one of the founding members of Canadian Group of Painters, created to “encourage and foster the growth of art in Canada which has a national character.”

“Portrait of Mrs. Zimmerman,” Prudence Heward. 1943.
“In Bermuda,” Prudence Heward. 1939.
“Ann,” Prudence Heward. 1942.

 

Top Image: "Girl in Yellow Sweater," Prudence Heward. 1936.