Dorothy Sleep (1903- 1993)

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Dorothy Sleep, was born in Boston, of Canadian parents, and came to Canada as a child and spent her life in Fredericton, N.B. She was a graduate of U.N.B., where she received a B.A., and then a M.A. in Education and French.

She was influenced by many contemporary artists and studied with several noted ones. She studied under Lucy Jarvis, Pegi Nicol MacLeod, Fritz Brandtner, Alfred Pinsky and Molly Lamb Bobak. These artists had a great deal of influence on her style, as is evident in her works. Her paintings are characterized by vibrant, striking colours, which communicate a strong sense of visual delight in nature.

Dorothy Sleep was a teacher but also displayed her artwork in many Maritime exhibitions and in several Ontario galleries.