Nova Scotia Archives

Aileen Meagher

Olympic Medallist and 'Canada's Flying Schoolmarm'

Hans Hoffman and art students


Hans Hoffmann (1880-1966), artist and teacher, helped change the face of American painting through experiments with space, colour and form. He became an important artist in the development of abstraction in American art. Ruth Wainwright (one of Aileen Meagher's art teachers) and Aileen herself studied under Hoffman in the 1950s. Aileen Meagher visited Provincetown, Massachusetts, in 1953 and 1955, and took summer art courses under Hoffman at Provincetown in 1954 and 1957. Meagher is standing, wearing a light dress, and between women.

Date: 1950s

Reference no.: Aileen Meagher Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 2998 no. 1, p. 285 /  microfilm no.: 9489