Gillett, Violet Amy

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Gillett, Violet Amy

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1898 - 1996


Violet Amy Gillett was a New Brunswick artist. She was born in 1898 in Liverpool, England, and came to Canada at the age of nine with her parents. They settled at Andover, New Brunswick. She died in 1996 at Perth Andover.

Violet studied at the Ontario College of Art. She worked at Saint John Vocational School as head of the art department. She wrote a curriculum for creative art in elementary schools which was adopted by the province in 1939. She was active in the formation of the Maritime Art Association. In 1947, she resigned from Vocational school and opened a studio in Andover, which closed in 1958. She received the Centennial Award from the Teachers Association in 1976; made a Member of the Order of Canada, 1976; and received the Canada Medal and Queens Jubilee Medal in 1977.


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