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Prudence Heward

Prudence Heward


Personal Details


Prudence Heward

Place of birth


Date of Birth

July 2, 1896

Date of Death

March 19, 1947






Canadian painter


   Wanting to improve her skills, and drawn to the great meeting of creative genius in the Montparnasse Quarter of Paris, France, between 1925 and 1926 Prudence Heward lived and painted in Paris. While studying at the Académie Colarossi, she frequented Le Dome Café in Montparnasse, the favorite haunt of North American writers and artists and the place where Canadian writer Morley Callaghan came with his friends Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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Work done by Prudence Heward

Work done by Prudence Heward

   While in Paris, Heward met Ontario painter Isabel McLaughlin with whom she became friends and would later join with her and other artists on nature painting trips. In 1929 her career got a major boost when her painting, Girl on a Hill, won the top prize in the Governor General Willingdon competition organized by the National Gallery of Canada.