from the Winnipeg Art Gallery Website:
“This exhibition surveys over 50 years of artistic accomplishment by Winnipeg artist Eva Stubbs, revealing important moments of development within her career. In addition to three key pieces from the WAG, the exhibition draws on over 30 public, corporate, and private collections.
Born into a Jewish-Hungarian family in 1925, Stubbs’ formative years in Europe were transient. She and her family endured the Great Depression, dodged the opening volleys of the Spanish Civil War, and witnessed firsthand the terrifying rise of anti-Semitism in Hungary, Germany, and Italy before waiting-out the Second World War in the northwest African city of Tangiers. Stubbs immigrated to Canada with her parents and brother in 1944 and settled in Winnipeg. In her early twenties, while convalescing from tuberculosis, Stubbs made the decision to enroll in the Fine Art program at the University of Manitoba. Over ensuing decades she furthered her training at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in the United States, the Banff School of Fine Art, and the Tokoname Clay Workshop in Japan. Stubbs taught art classes while raising a family through the 1960s. By the mid-1970s she turned exclusively to her own practice, and has exhibited in Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, and her native Budapest. She played a founding role in SITE Gallery, Winnipeg’s first artist-run commercial cooperative exhibition space, which existed between 1995 and 2005. Eva Stubbs was elected a member of the Royal Canadian Academy in 1995.”