Doris McCarthy

Doris McCarthy
Doris McCarthy
Doris McCarthy
Doris McCarthy
Doris McCarthy
Doris McCarthy


Doris McCarthy was born Calgary, Alberta, July 7, 1910

1913    Family moves to Toronto
1915    Enters Williamson Road School
1921    Enters Malvern Collegiate Institute, Toronto
1922    Begins (what becomes) a life-long commitment to journal writing
1925    Enrolls in a Junior Course at the Ontario College of Art (OCA). Teacher: Grace Coombs 
(Principal: George Reid; Vice-Principal: Arthur Lismer)
1925    Wins full-time day scholarship for the OCA for the fall of 1926
1926    Graduates from Malvern Collegiate Institute, Toronto
1929    Arthur Lismer offers her a Saturday morning teaching job at the Toronto Art Gallery
1926-1930    Honours Graduate of OCA
(faculty includes Arthur Lismer, J.E.H. MacDonald, Emanuel Hahn, Yvonne McKague Housser, J.W. Beatty, Miss Grace Coombs, Charles Goldhamer and others)

1930-1935    Teaches children’s classes at the Art Gallery of Toronto
1930    Graduates with Honours and Special Prizes from the OCA
1930    Begins to actively exhibit her work from 1930 onward
1932-1972    Begins teaching at Central Technical School
1933    Graduates from the Ontario College for Technical Teachers in Hamilton
1933    Begins post-graduate studies in painting at Central School of Arts and Crafts, London, England, continues into 1936, life classes at Royal College of Art
 (Central School of Arts and Crafts faculty; studies illustration with John Farleigh, lettering with Edward Johnson, zoo drawing with John Skeaping and painting with Mr. Porter)
1936    Sees her first iceberg returning from London aboard ship
1937    Makes her first trip to western Canada, July
1939    Buys her property on Lake Ontario in 1939, several years later her mother names it “Fool’s Paradise” a name that sticks and in 1998 Doris donates the property and her home to Ontario Heritage to be used as an artist studio after her death

1940    Begins to teach more senior art classes
1942    Carves the creche figures in wood
1945    Elected as a member of the OSA
1946    Winterized Fool’s Paradise and moved in
1947    Carves first three figures of creche set (1/3 life size) for St. Aidan’s Church, Toronto

1950    Begins one-year sabbatical with fellow teacher and artist, Virginia Luz to Britian and Europe, June
1951    Elected associate of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts (R.C.A.)
1952    Elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters and Watercolours (C.S.P.W.C.)
1953    Elected secretary of the C.S.P.W.C.
1953    Attends the opening of the Stratford Festival, (an annual event that continues to her death)
1954    Receives Ontario Department of Education Specialist Certificate in Art
1955    Completes nine figures for the creche at St. Aiden’s Church
1956-1958    Elected as President of the C.S.P.W.C.
1959    Buys two cottages on Georgian Bay in partnership with other artists

1961-64    Elected vice-president of the O.S.A.
1961 Begins another sabbatical, this time alone and ventures in to Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, India, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Greece, Egypt and Israel (1961) before returning to Rome, Spain, France and England (1962)
1964-67    Elected president of the O.S.A.
1967    Produces “‘OSA’ on the Air'”. On Radio CJRT, a weekly feature
1968    Honoured as ‘Painter of the Year’, by Canadian Women’s Club of London, London, Ontario
1968    Designs flag for her home city of Scarborough
1969-72    Appointed Assistant Head of the Art Department at Central Technical School

1972    Retires from 40 years of teaching at Central Technical School
1972    First trip to the Arctic
1973    Lectures at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario
1973    Becomes Academician of the R.C.A.
1975    Major purchase of McCarthy works by Jack Firestone from Ottawa
1976    Begins University of Toronto courses in literature
1977    Begins to paint larger canvases
1978-79    Solo exhibition organized and circulated by Art Gallery of Ontario Extension Services, ‘Contact’
1979    Begins to show with Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto (formerly Aggregation Gallery)

1982    Receives Civic Award of Merit for the City of Scarborough
1983    Subject of the award-winning documentary film entitled “Doris McCarthy, Heart of a Painter”, produced by W. Wacko Productions Limited, Jasper, Alberta
1983    Receives Tia Maria Award as Canadian Woman Artist of the Year
1986    Appointed Member of the Order of Canada (C.M.)
1989    After 15 years of courses, graduates with an honours degree in literature and a prize for highest standing in the Humanities, University of Toronto

1990    “A Fool in Paradise, an Artist’s Early Life”, written by Doris McCarthy is published by MacFarlane Walter & Ross, Toronto
1990    Appointed a Fellow of Ontario College of Art
1990    “Doris McCarthy, Feast of Incarnation Paintings”, 1929-1989, published by The Stratford Gallery
1991    “The Good Wine”, written by Doris McCarthy, is published by MacFarlane Walter & Ross, Toronto
1992    Major retrospectives of McCarthy’s work are mounted, 1990, 1992, 1996 and two in 1999
1992    Appointed to the Order of Ontario
1995    Receives Honourary Doctor of Law Degree (L.L.D.) from the University of Calgary
1996    Honoured by the City of Scarborough with “Doris McCarthy Day”, June 4th
1998    Receives Honourary degree of Doctor of Letters, Nipissing University
1998    Receives William Kilbourn Award from the City of Toronto Arts Foundation
1998    Donates her beloved home, “Fool’s Paradise”, and a $500,000 endowment, to Ontario Heritage Trust to be used as an artist’s studio/retreat after her death
1999    Receives the status of Artist of Honour from the McMichael Canadian Collection of Art
1999    “Doris McCarthy”, The View From Here, published by The Mississauga Art Gallery
1999    “Celebrating Life”, The Art of Doris McCarthy, published by The McMichael Canadian Art Collection

2000    Using video, Doris speaks to participants at the Nunavut Conversations, an outreach conference studying access and resources for the new territory, from her studio in Georgian Bay
2000    Becomes the first Recipient of the Julius Griffith Award on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of The Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour
2000    Receives an honourary Senior Signature membership from the Federation of Canadian Artists
2001    Watercolour retrospective, The View from Here, opens at The Thunder Bay
Art Gallery in January 2001 and The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in June
2001    Honoured by the City of Toronto with Doris McCarthy Trail
2001    Receives Doctorate of Laws from University of Toronto, November
2002    Receives Doctorate of Laws from Trent University
2002    Receives Doctorate of Laws from the University of Alberta
2002    Receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Scarborough Chamber of Commerce
2002    Doris returns to the high arctic
2002    Doris is honoured with the installation of Passage, a sculpture to mark McCarthy’s relationship to the land
2004    Honoured by the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus with the opening of the Doris McCarthy Gallery
2004    “Ninety Years Wise”, written by Doris McCarthy, published by Second Story Press, Toronto
2007    Honoured as a long time cottager on her 97th birthday with the proclaiming of Doris McCarthy Day in Parry Sound and the opening of her show at the Station Gallery

2010    Honoured by the Doris McCarthy Gallery U of T, Scarborough Campus in celebration of Doris’ 100th birthday, Doris McCarthy: Roughing It in the Bush June 19 – July 24

November 26, 2010 Doris passes away peacefully

Born July 7, 1910 Calgary, Alberta


1989 University of Toronto, BA (English)
1954 Ontario Dept. of Education, Specialist Certificate in Art
1935-36 Post-Graduate study,(painting), Central School of Arts and Crafts, London, England
1933 Ontario Training College for Technical Teachers
1926-39 Ontario College of Art, Toronto. (Honours Graduate)

Solo Exhibitions

2012 Selected Works 1963-2005, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON
2011 A Moment: Selected Works 1932- 2005, Wynick/Tuck Gallery Toronto, Ontario
2010 Roughing it in the Bush University of Toronto Art Centre and Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto at Scarborough , Toronto, Ontario
2010 Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2009 Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2008 Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2007 Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2006 Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2005 Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2004 Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2004 Everything Which Is Yes: Paintings 1946 – 2003, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto at Scarborough , Toronto, Ontario
2003 Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2002 Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2002 Scott Gallery , Edmonton , Alberta
2002 Recent Paintings in Oil and Watercolours, The Upstairs Gallery, Winnipeg , Manitoba
2001 Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2000 Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2000 Doris McCarthy, Canada and Beyond, Scott Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1999 -2000 Retrospective, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinberg, Ontario
1999 The View From Here, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario
1999 New Watercolours & Sketches from Ireland, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1998 Phillip Wood Gallery, Almonte, Ontario
1998 Parry Sound West District Museum, Ontario
1998 Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1997 Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1996 W.K.P. Kennedy Gallery, North Bay, Ontario
1996 Upstairs Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1996 Chapel Gallery, Bracebridge, Ontario
1996 City of Scarborough “Doris McCarthy Day”, June 4th, Scarborough, Ontario
1996 Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1995 Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1994 Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1994 Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, Alberta
1993 Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1992 Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Alberta
1992 Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1992 Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, Alberta
1991 Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1991 Doris McCarthy, A Feast of Incarnation, Paintings 1929-1989, The Gallery/ Stratford. Ontario, McClaren Art Centre, Barrie. Ontario, Chatham Cultural Centre, Chatham, Ontario, Point Claire Cultural Centre, Point Claire, Quebec McMichael Canadian Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario, Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ontario Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario Peterborough Art Gallery, Peterborough, Ontario
1990 Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, Alberta
1990 Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1989 Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1988 Arts & Letters Club, Toronto, Ontario
1988 Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, Alberta
1988 Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1987 Welch Gallery, Woodlawn, Ontario
1987 Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1986 Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, Alberta
1986 Early Work: Paintings, Drawing and Relief Prints from the 30’s, 40’s & 50’s, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1985 Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1985 Kortright Centre for Conservation, Kleinburg, Ontario Agassiz Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1984 Impact Gallery, Jasper, Alberta
1984 Robert Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1984 Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1983 America’s Society, New York, NY
1983 Scarborough Public Library, Scarborough, Ontario
1983 Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1982,84,85 Torbolton Oaks Gallery, Woodlawn, Ontario
1982 Agassiz Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1982 Aggregation Gallery, Toronto. (now Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto)
1980 Aggregation Gallery, Toronto, Ontario 1978-79 Contact, Art Gallery of Ontario, organised and circulated by Art Gallery of Ontario Extension Programme
1977,79 Wells Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1977,78 Merton Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1976 Administrator’s Residence, Grise Fiord, N.W.T.
1974,77 Kensington Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1974,75 Robertson Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
1972 Guttenburg Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1970 Gallery, 93, Ottawa, Ontario
1966 Scarborough College, University of Toronto
1963,65 Alice Peck Gallery, Burlington, Ontario
1962 Victoria College, University of Toronto
1959 Women’s Art Association, Toronto, Ontario
1957 University Women’s Club, Toronto
1954 McDonald College, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec
1954 East York Public Library, Toronto
1954 Peterborough Public Library, Peterborough, Ontario
1952 Brantford Public Library, Brantford, Ontario
1951 Port Colbourne Art Gallery, Port Colbourne, Ontario
1951 Pickering College, Newmarket, Ontario
1949,67 St. Andrews College, Aurora, Ontario
1947 Victoria College, University of Toronto
1947 Perce, Quebec
1946 Oshawa, Ontario
1946 Sudbury, Ontario
1942 Mellors (later Roberts) Gallery, Toronto
1941 Beaches Public Library, Toronto
1937,40 Wymilwood, University of Toronto
1935 United Church Deaconess College, Toronto
1933 Earlscourt Library, Toronto


1952 Victoria College, University of Toronto
1951 Eaton’s Art Gallery, Toronto
1950 Two Women Show, London Art Gallery, London, Ontario
1932 Strathcona Hall, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
1930 Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto


2013 The Snow Show, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario
2003 The Boat Show, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto , Ontario
1997 Informal Ideas, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1997 Rediscovering the Landscape of the Americas, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, NY
1996 Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
1996 Group Show, Davidson Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1996 The Middle Show, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1988-89 Home Sweet Home Toronto, The Market Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1985 From the Shadows, The Market Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1983-84 The Woman’s Show, Ontario Society of Artists, C.N.E. and travelling Ontario
1950-83 Portraits of Water, Sarnia Public Art Gallery, Ontario
1979-on Gallery Artists, Aggregation Gallery, Toronto, (now Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto)
1975 Four Canadian Women Artists, Scarborough College, U. of T. Ontario
1975 Tribute to Ten, Sisler Gallery, Toronto
1975 Japan-Canada Exchange, Circulated in Japan
1972,74 Scan, Vancouver Art Gallery
1969 Group Show, Calgary, Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1961 London Art Gallery
1959 Four Man Show, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Ontario
1958 Minneapolis Bicentennial, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1956-58 Winnipeg Biennale, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba
1955 California Canada Exchange, Hackley Art Museum, Muskegan, MI
1954 Three Woman Show, London Art Gallery, London, Ontario
1951 Group Show, Picture Loan Gallery, Toronto
1951 Group Show, Windsor Art Gallery, Windsor, Ontario
1950 Western Ontario Travelling Exhibit, Various galleries
1947-50 Canadian Women Artists of Today, Riverside Museum, New York, NY
1947/48/51 Group Show, Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto
1946-49 Western Ontario Travelling Exhibit, Various galleries
1949-51,53,55, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
1957-61. 1931 Three Man Show, Annesley Hall, U. Of T., Toronto
1957-61. 1955,57,61 Montreal Spring Shows- Montreal Museum of Fine Art
1954-56,60 Canadian Group of Painters- Art Gallery of Toronto and elsewhere 1938,39,44, C.S.P W.(Various galleries including National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Toronto
1953-56, London Art Gallery, Glenbow-Alberta Institute, Calgary, Confederation Art Gallery
1958,64, Charlottetown, P.E.I.,Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Memorial University Art Gallery
1965,67,70 St. John’s, Newfoundland
1931-36,39,41, Ontario Society of Artists-(Art Gallery of Toronto-later Art Gallery of Ontario)
1942,44,45,49-58, 1964,65,67,70, 1973-75. 1934-37,44,46-49, Royal Canadian Academy-(shows alternate between Art Gallery of Toronto and 1951-55,58-60 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts respectively)


2002 Lifetime Achievement Award from The Scarborough Chamber of Commerce
2002 Honourary Doctorate of Laws, University of Alberta
2002 Honourary Doctorate of Laws, Trent University
2001 Honourary Doctorate of Laws, University of Toronto
2000 Julius Griffith Award
1999 Artist of Honour, McMichael Canadian Art Collection
1998 William Kilbourn Award, Toronto Arts Council
1998 Honourary Degree of Doctor of Letters, Nipissing University
1995 Honourary Doctor of Law Degree, University of Calgary
1992 Appointed Member of the Order of Ontario
1986 Appointed Member of the Order of Canada [C.M.] 1983 Tia Maria Award, Canadian Woman Artist of the Year
1982 Civic Award of Merit for the City of Scarborough FILMS


1995 The Story of our Becoming, Vision Television. (January)
1983 Feature documentary film entitled “Doris McCarthy, Heart of a Painter”, produced by Wendy Wacko – W. Wacko Productions Ltd., Jasper, Alberta.


2004 McCarthy, Doris . Ninety Years Wise: Doris McCarthy. Second Story Press, Toronto , Ontario .
1999 Celebrating Life, The Art of Doris McCarthy. McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Toronto , Ontario .
1990 McCarthy, Doris. A Fool In Paradise, An Artist’s Early Life, Macfarlane Walter & Ross, Publishers, Toronto, Ontario.
1991 McCarthy, Doris. The Good Wine, Macfarlane Walter & Ross, Publishers, Toronto, Ontario.


1932-72 Central Technical School, Toronto. (Assistant Head of Art Dept. 1969-72)
1931-32 Moulton College, Toronto, Part time
1930-1935 Art Gallery of Toronto, Children’s classes


Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolours (C.S.P.W.C.)
Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (R.C.A.) elected associate 1951, Academician 1974 Ontario Society of Artists (O.S.A.), elected member 1945. Vice president 1961-64, President 1969-72
Member of the Order of Canada (C.M.), appointed December 29, 1986, Ottawa
Member of the Order of Ontario, appointed April 28, 1992, Toronto
Honorary Doctor of Law Degree (L.L.D.) from the University of Calgary, November 1995


“Artist paints Arctic landscape”, Spectrum, University of Toronto, Scarborough College, Vol. 1, No. 13, March 24, 1982 .
“Celebrating Life: The Art of Doris McCarthy”, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1999
“College student named to Order of Canada”, Spectrum, University of Toronto, Scarborough campus, vol. No.8, February 11, 1987, cover.
“Stores show birthday art”, The Globe and Mail, June 4, 1982.
“Student named to Order of Canada”, Bulletin, University of Toronto, Feb 9, 1987, 3. “The Work of Joyce Wieland”, Canada Source: Today Magazine, Issue No, 18, April, 1988.
“World famous names chosen for 1989 Beach Roll of Honor”, Beach Metro News, Vol. 18, No. 7, May 30 1989.
Andrea, Janice. “Wide variety of themes: Watercolour exhibition opened”, The Free Press, 1975.
Baele, Nancy. “Barbour and McCarthy reflect tradition and teaching”, The Citizen, Ottawa. Sept.27, 1985, D 26.
Brown, Ian. “Interviews with Doris McCarthy”, CBC Radio, March 9, 4:45 pm, 1990. C.P. “McCarthy wins artist of the year”, The Globe and Mail, October 26, 1983.
Careless, Sue. “Artist sees God revealed in nature”, The Anglican, p.16
Cameron, Elspeth. “Lives of Women”, Saturday Night, July/August, 62-63, 1990. Canadian Medical Association Journal , December 15, 1985 Vol 133, No. 12, photo. Carter, Alixe. “Artist turns to Arctic for show”, Ottawa Journal, Feb 1, 1974 .
Corbella, Licia. “Noted Artist, 78, earns degree amid globe-trotting, writing”, Toronto Star, June 5, 1989, A7.
Craig, Robert. “Paintings and How to Buy them”, Doctor’s Review, July/August, 1986, photo.
Dault, Gary Michael. “Vivacious artist pins down the Arctic air”, Toronto Star, March, 1977.
Davies, Pam. “The View form Doris McCarthy”, The Sunday Sun, p.11
Hume, Christopher. “Artist paints masterful Arctic landscapes”, Toronto Star, March 30, 1984 .
Hume, Christopher. “Artist’s love affair with Arctic Communicated in her paintings”, Toronto Star, March 29, 1988, H1.
Hume, Christopher. “At 80, Painter is Having the time of her Life”, Toronto Star March 11, 1990.
Hume, Christopher. “Doris McCarthy”, Today Magazine, Toronto Star, January 9, 1982, 13.
Hume, Christopher. “Galleries: Past Due”, The Toronto Star, May 30, 1986 , D20. Hume, Christopher. Art, Toronto Star, Saturday, March 19, 1983, review.
Hume, Christopher. “No Question About this McCarthy’s Era”, The Toronto Star, November 27, 1999
Hunter, Lorraine. “Film features borough artist” Toronto Star, May 10, 1983, 25.
Jones, Susanne. “A brush with Art”, The Globe and Mail, Sept 27, 1997, C28
Kritzwiser, Kay. The Globe and Mail, November 25, 1972.
Kritzwiser,Kay. “A visit with Doris McCarthy” Canadian City & Country Home, Fall, 1983, Vol. 2, No.3, 146- 52.
Matousek, Phylis. “At 74, Artist hasn’t lost her gumption” The Edmonton Journal, May 19, 1984.
Martin, Elizabeth and Vivian Meyer. “Female Gazes, Seventy-Five Women Artists”, Second Story Press, 1997, p94, 95, 114
McCarthy, Doris. “County Mayo, A Canadian Painter in Ireland”, Canadian Art, Fall 1999, Vol. 16, No. 3 Pp. 52 – 55
Nazareth, Errol. “Order of Canada recipient always on the go”, Scarborough Mirror, March 11, 1987, 27.
O’Brien, Peter. “The Unfinished Canvas of her Life”, The Globe and Mail, November 20, 1999
Oxorn, Pearl. “Arctic love affair: An artist explores the far north” Ottawa Journal, Saturday, Jan 29, 1977.
P.M. “Younger Artists Exhibit Pictures: Sketches show by McCarthy, Curry, Casey”, 1931.
Reid, Stuart. “The View from Here”, exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of Mississauga, 1999
Sawchuk, Diane. “Back flies, cold can’t keep artist, 76 from life’s work.” Toronto Star. February 24, 1987, 7
Scott, Martha. “Solitude the reward of a landscape artist”, The Citizen, Ottawa, Saturday, January 29, 1977.
Spires, Randy. “Landscape artist Doris McCarthy a dynamo at 76”, The Globe and Mail, April 25, 1987, C15.
Tousley, Nancy. “Autobiography brings Artist’s life in full Circle”, Calgary Herald, January 30, 1990.
W.Q.K. “Arctic paintings dazzling”, Review, 1974.
Walker, Kathleen. “McCarthy’s painting reveals face of North”, The Citizen, Ottawa, Monday, May 12, 1975.
Webb, Marshall. “Doris McCarthy: A Pioneering Spirit”, Arts West, Nov. Dec, 1980. West, Cinnamon. “Brought to you live…”, The Calgary Sun, Oct. 19, 1997


Public Collections

Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga
Ontario Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Carleton Art Gallery, Carleton University, Ontario
City of Toronto (The Market Gallery, City of Toronto Archives)
Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
Government of Ontario
Ontario Centennial Collection
H.B.Beal Secondary School, London, Ontario
High Court of Australia, Canberra, Australia
Huron College, London, Ontario
London Art Gallery, London, Ontario
Malvern Collegiate, Toronto
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinberg, Ontario
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Ontario
Agricultural College, University of Guelph
Pickering College, Newmarket, Ontario
Royal Art Collection, Windsor Castle
UK Scarborough College
University of Toronto
Seneca College, Toronto
University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
Victoria College, University of Toronto
Whitehorse Public Library, Yukon Territory

Private Collections

Amoco Canada Petroleum Limited, Toronto
Bell Canada, Toronto
Berwick Ferguson
Payroll Canada Limited, Toronto
British American Oil
Blake Cassles and Graydon
Canadian Bankers Association
Canadian Northern Telecommunications
Conner Clark, Toronto
Consumers Gas Company, Toronto
Coopers and Lybrand, Toronto
Crown Trust Company Limited, Toronto
DOFASCO (Dominion Foundaries and Steel Company), Hamilton
Dominion Securities, Toronto
Edward Parker Associates
Four Seasons Hotels, Toronto
Fortis Inc.
General Foods, Toronto
Hallmark Cards
Hudson ‘s Bay Oil and Gas Company
Husky Oil, Calgary
Imperial Oil
International Business Machines
Jannock Corporation, Toronto
John Caufield Smith Limited
Loblaws Companies Ltd., Toronto
Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, Toronto
Mary Jackman Collection
Mary Kay Cosmetics, Toronto
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Mutual Service Insurance Company
National Trust
NOVA Corporation, Calgary
O.M.E.R.S, Toronto
PAN Canadian Petroleum
Petro-Canada, Calgary
Royal Bank of Canada
Scarborough Grace General Hospital
Sceptre Investment Council, Toronto
Sears Corporation, Chicago
Slater Walker Company
St. James Cathedral, Toronto
Stradthy, Archibald & Seagram, Toronto
Syncrude Limited
Toronto Golf Club, Toronto
Transcanada Pipelines Limited
W.C. Laidlaw
Xerox of Canada, Toronto

Canadian Watercolours

December 8 - January 11 - 2019


Small Gems

December 2 - December 30 - 2017


The Snow Show

November 30 - December 28 - 2013


Doris McCarthy “Selected Works 1963-2005”

December 1 - December 29 - 2012


Art Toronto 2012

October 26 - October 29 - 2012


Doris McCarthy Exhibition Video

Michael Gibson Gallery video introducing our Doris McCarthy exhibition from December 2012.

In the video learn about Doris’ inspirations behind her paintings that interpret the Canadian landscape.