Doris McCarthy

Selected Works




1910: Calgary, AB



1989: Bachelor of Arts, English, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

1954: Specialist Certificate in Art, Ontario Department of Education

1935–36: Post Graduate Studies, Painting, Central School of Arts and Crafts, London, UK

1933: Certificate, Ontario Training College for Technical Teachers

1926–30: Honours Graduate, Ontario College of Art, Toronto, ON


Selected Exhibitions

2002: Scott Gallery, Edmonton

1999: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, ON

1999: Art Gallery of Mississauga, ON

1999: Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, ON (exhibitions held every year from 1983–2002)

1998: Philip Wood Gallery, Almonte, ON

1997: Rediscovering the Landscape of the Americas, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

1996: WKP Kennedy Gallery, North Bay, ON

1996: Upstairs Gallery, Winnipeg, MA

1996: Chapel Gallery, Bracebridge, ON

1994: Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, AB (exhibitions also held in ‘84, ‘86, ‘90, ‘92)

1992: Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, AB

1991: Doris McCarthy: A Feast of Incarnation, Paintings 1929–1989, toured by the Gallery/Stratford, ON to: MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON; Chatham Cultural Centre, ON; Pointe Claire Cultural Centre, PQ; McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, ON; Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, ON; Thunder Bay Art Gallery, ON; Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery, Oshawa, ON; Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto, ON; Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON; Art Gallery of Peterborough, ON

1988: Arts & Letters Club, Toronto, ON

1987: Welch Gallery, Woodlawn, ON

1985: Kortright Centre for Conservation, Kleinburg, ON

1985: Agassiz Gallery, Winnipeg, MA

1985: Torbolton Oaks Gallery, Woodlawn, ON (exhibitions also held in 1982 and 1984)

1984: Impact Gallery, Jasper, AB

1983: America’s Society, New York, NY

1982: Agassiz Gallery, Winnipeg, MA

1982/1980: Aggregation Gallery, Toronto, ON

1979/1978: Contact, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON

1978/1977: Merton Gallery, Toronto, ON

1977/1974: Kensington Art Gallery, Calgary, AB

1976: Administrator’s Residence, Grise Fiord, NWT

1975: Japan/Canada Exchange, travelled in Japan

1975: Tribute to Ten, Sister Gallery, Toronto, ON

1975-74: Robertson Gallery, Ottawa, ON

1970: Gallery 93, Ottawa, ON

1967/1949: St. Andrew’s College, Aurora, ON

1966: Scarborough College, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

1963-65: Alice Peck Gallery, Burlington, ON

1962/1947: Victoria College, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

1959: Women’s Art Association, Toronto, ON

1957: University Women’s Club, Toronto, ON

1954: McDonald College, Ste. Anee de Bellevue, PQ

1954: East York Public Gallery, Toronto, ON

1952: Brantford Public Library, ON

1951: Port Colborne Art Gallery, ON

1951: Pickering College, Newmarket, ON

1942: Mellors Gallery, Toronto, ON

1941: Beach Public Library, Toronto, ON

1937/1940: Wymilwood, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

1935: United Church Deaconess College, Toronto, ON

1932: Strathcona Hall, McGill University, Montreal, QC

1931: Three Man Show, Annesley Hall, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

1930: Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, ON



1999: Art Gallery of Mississauga, Doris McCarthy – The View From Here, (exhibition catalogue)

1999: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Celebrating Life – The Art of Doris McCarthy. Essays by William Morris and Stuart Reid.  (exhibition catalogue)

1991: Moore, William. Doris McCarthy: Feast of Incarnation. Stratford, ON: The Gallery Stratford (exhibition catalogue)

1991: The Good Wine. Toronto: Macfarlane Walter & Ross

1990: A Fool in Paradise: An Artist's Early Life. Toronto: Macfarlane Walter & Ross



1983: Feature documentary film entitled Doris McCarthy: Heart of a Painter, produced by Wendy Wacko – W. Wacko Productions Limited


Selected Collections

Art Gallery of Mississauga, ON
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
Bell Canada, Toronto, ON
Canadian Banker’s Association
Carleton Art Gallery, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON
Consumers Gas Company, Toronto, ON
City of Toronto (The Market Gallery, City of Toronto Archives), Toronto, ON
Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB
Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
Government of Ontario, Ontario Centennial Collection
High Court of Australia, Canberra
London Regional Art and Historical Museums, ON
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, ON
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
Royal Art Collection, Windsor Castle, UK
Scarborough College, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Seneca College, Toronto, ON
St. James Cathedral, Toronto, ON
University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB
Victoria College, University of Toronto, Toronton, ON

Artist Statement

Doris McCarthy's work in oils, acrylics, watercolours, and printmaking are represented in numerous public and private collections both in Canada and internationally. In 1999, she was welcomed into the special group of designated artists of honour at the McMicheal Canadian Art Collection, where a major retrospective of her work was held. Her passion for her subject matter and her technical expertise are revealed in her work.