Bernice Martin


Born: Shelbourne, Ontario, 1902

Died: Toronto, Ontario, 1999

Biography synopsis

Bernice Fenwick Martin was born in Shelbourne, Ontario in 1902. Her interest in drawing was evident from a young age and she first became an art student at Toronto Technical Schools as a teenager. She later studied at the Ontario College of Art under J. W. Beatty and Franklin Carmichael throughout the 1920s and 1930s. Martin was a painter and a printmaker. Her paintings were featured in the Royal Canadian Academy exhibitions from 1945 to 1947 and she held one-woman shows at Eaton's College Street Fine Art Galleries, at Casa Loma, at the Hamilton Art Gallery and at the Towne Cinema in Toronto.

Media used
Pen and Ink
Print making

Ontario College of Art & Design (formerly Ontario School of Art) (under J.W. Beatty, Franklin Carmichael)
University of Toronto
Toronto Technical Schools
University of Alberta (under Toshi Yoshida)
McMaster University