Introduction

This website is intended to introduce the identity and activities of the Maritime Art Association from the years 1935 to 1944. The site will consist of information concerning the membership, exhibition and lecture programmes, as well as accounts of the discussions held at the MAA annual meetings during this period.

The time frame chosen to record the activities of each year of the Maritime Art Associations’ first decade begins with September and concludes with August of the following year. This reflects the period that the Maritime Art Association scheduled its activities.

We shall also include copies of selective archival documents that enhance the textual content. The information presented here was gleaned from archival materials located at the National Gallery of Canada and at libraries and archives of universities and art galleries throughout the Atlantic Provinces, and other public and private holdings. We are most grateful to these institutions and in particular, the Archives of Acadia University. Copies of these materials can be found at the Documentation Centre of the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, Concordia University, Montreal.

The font for this website, Century Gothic, was chosen as it best resembles the font used by the Maritime Art Association.

Archival material covering the years 1935 to 1968 is available for consultation at the Stephen & Gail Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art. Additional material will be entered on a regular basis. We have attempted to include as much documentation as currently available; however we welcome any further information that could be provided by visitors to this site. Should you have materials that you wish to contribute, please go to the Contacts section on this site. We also welcome any comments or suggestions concerning the site and its contents.