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Erica Rutherford
Born
Eric Rutherford

(1923-02-01)February 1, 1923
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died April 11, 2008(2008-04-11) (aged 85)
Nationality Scottish, Canadian
Known for painting, printmaking, writing
Spouse(s) Chloe Clough (1942-1949), Gloria Green (1949-1955), Laura de Borgreve(1955-1966)
Partner(s) Gail Turner (1959-2008)
Awards Father Adrien Arsenault Senior Arts Award (2001)

Erica Rutherford (1 February 1923, Edinburgh – 11 April 2008, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island) was a British-Canadian artist, filmmaker and writer. She received the Father Adrien Arsenault Senior Arts Award (2001) and was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (1999).

Rutherford also illustrated children’s books such as The Owl and the Pussycat (1986). In 1994, her children’s book An Island Alphabet was published.

Erica Rutherford died on 11 April 2008 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, at the age of 85.

Exhibitions (selection)

  • Leicester Galleries, London (1961-1964);
  • Galeria Ivan Spence, Ibiza, Spain (1961-1966);
  • Galerie San Jorge, Madrid, Spain (1962);
  • Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, England (1966, 1970, 1974);
  • Pollock Gallery (1975, 1981)
  • Pascal Gallery, Toronto, Canada (1981, 1983);
  • Gallery 1667, Halifax, Nova Scotia (1986);
  • Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown (2006)

Collections

  • Arts Council of Great Britain;
  • Burnaby Art Gallery, British Columbia;
  • Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa;
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.;
  • The government of Prince Edward Island Art Collection;
  • Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri;
  • University of Wales, Cardiff;
  • Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Indianapolis Museum of Art;
  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid, Spain.

Books

  • The Owl and the Pussycat (1986)
  • Yoga for Cats (1987)
  • Dance for Cats (1988)
  • Nine Lives: The Autobiography of Erica Rutherford (1993)
  • An Island Alphabet (1994)

Filmography

Jim Comes to Jo’Burg (1949, producer)

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