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Ruth Tye McKenzie fonds
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1937 - 2011 (Creation)
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58 cm of textual records
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Transferred from Ruth Tye McKenzie's home, and from the Painted Turtle basement, to Lakehead University in summer 2019.
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The records document Ruth Tye McKenzie’s life and career as an exhibiting artist. They also reflect her career in business as owner of the Painted Turtle Art Shop.
Ruth Tye Mackenzie was born October 6, 1929, in Edmonton, the youngest of 3 children. She attended the Ontario College of Art, and graduated in 1952. She lived in Dundas, ON, for some time, exhibiting in Hamilton, St. Catherines, and other southern Ontario locations.
In 1976 she moved to Thunder Bay with her family, and has become a key part of Thunder Bay's artistic community. She opened the Painted Turtle Art Shop in 1983, and ran it for 30 years until selling to new owners in 2003. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across the province.
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Arranged in 2019.
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Art collection donated by Ruth Tye McKenzie, managed by the Department of Visual Arts.