Lemoine Fitzgerald

About Lemoine Fitzgerald

Lemoine Fitzgerald

Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald (1890-1956), an accomplished draftsman, painter, printmaker and art educator, joined the Group of Seven in 1932. His subjects arose from his detailed observations of nature in Winnipeg and Manitoba, where he worked throughout his life. In 1913 FitzGerald exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, and held his first solo exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in 1921. Feeling the need for more training, he traveled to New York to study at the Art Students League with the Canadian-born artist Boardman Robinson and with Kenneth Hayes Miller during the winter of 1921-22. Following an exhibition of his work in Toronto in 1928, FitzGerald was invited to exhibit with the Group of Seven. He became a member in 1932, just before the Group's expansion into the Canadian Group of Painters, of which FitzGerald was a charter member. He was the only member of the Group of Seven to be based in western Canada.

Past Exhibitions