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Florence Carlyle

Florence Carlyle

Female 1864 - 1923  (59 years)

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  • Name Florence Carlyle 
    Born 1864  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1864  Maple St., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Religion 1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Congregationalist 
    Died 2 May 1923  Crowborough, , Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hall of Fame - Waterloo Region Bef 2012  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation Artist 
    Carlyle,Florence-painting.jpg
    Carlyle,Florence-painting.jpg
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-76681 
    Person ID I76681  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father William Carlyle,   b. 1834, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1911, Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Emily J. Youmans,   b. 8 Jul 1834, , Prince Edward Co, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1912, Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Family ID F34732  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father William Carlyle,   b. 1834, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1911, Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Jane,   b. 1836, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F40660  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1864 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1864 - Maple St., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Congregationalist - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 May 1923 - Crowborough, , Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHall of Fame - Waterloo Region - Bef 2012 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Florence Carlyle
    Florence Carlyle
    Painting by Florence Carlyle
    Painting by Florence Carlyle
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    Carlyle,Florence-formal.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Florence Carlyle, born in Galt, was a relative of British author Thomas Carlyle. She studied art in Paris under three distinguished French artists and in 1898 established studios at London and Woodstock, Ontario excelling in landscapes, domestic interiors and portraits.

      Her paintings were exhibited at Paris in 1893, and at the Chicago World's Fair, where she was awarded a silver medal. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy and the Ontario Society of Artists.

      In 1899 she moved to New York City where she opened a successful studio. During the World War I she did hospital work in England and sold paintings to aid the Red Cross Society. She exhibited at the Royal Academy, London, the Royal Canadian Academy of Art, the Art Association of Montreal, the Canadian National Exhibition, and the Pan-American Exhibition.

      Her paintings hang in the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the London, Hamilton and Woodstock galleries.

      Carlyle died at Crowborough, Sussex, England at the age of 59.

      Waterloo Region Hall of Fame

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      Florence Carlyle Born in Galt, Ontario, Florence Carlyle became a figure and portrait painter in modernist style and was known especially as a colorist. She was raised in Woodstock, Ontario where her father was the county Inspector of Schools. Sensing her art daughter's art talent, Florence's mother arranged for an art teacher from New York City to provide lessons in a studio specially set up to encourage her daughter's talents.

      In 1890, Florence Carlyle, then age 26, went to Paris, France where she studied at the Academy Julian with William Bouguereau, Jules Lefebvre and Tony Robert-Fleury. In 1893, her work was exhibited at the Royal Academy, and three years later, she returned to Canada.

      She had studios in London and Woodstock, and in 1897 became the first woman to be elected an Associate of the Royal Canadian Academy. In 1899, she established a studio in New York City.

      The last twenty years of her life were lived in Crowborough, Sussex, England where she and a friend, Julie Hastings, bought an English cottage they called "Sweet Haws".

      Florence Carlyle died at Crowborough, England on May 2, 1923. Her work is in the collection of the Woodstock Art Gallery, a museum in Woodstock, Ontario.

  • Sources 
    1. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 10.

    2. [S220] Waterloo Region Hall of Fame Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.