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The Women’s Art Society of Montreal and Its Place in History 1894-2019

With the goal of integrating women into the art world at a time when women had few rights and were relegated to other roles, the Women’s Art Society of Montreal was founded in 1894 by Mrs. Alice Peck and Miss May Phillips. With the evolution of women’s rights and the fact that many opportunities and avenues of support are now open to female artists, the WASM has moved with the times. However, the tradition of promoting the literary, musical and visual arts among women still remain its primary focus. Complete with a detailed bibliography and footnotes, this book comprehensively presents the history of the Women’s Art Society of Montreal, season by season over its 125 years, as well as other local, national and world happenings throughout its time period of 1894-2019.

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