Miss Edith Fanny Kirk, who was born
in England in 1858 and lived in Lethbridge for the last 35 years
of her life, painted watercolours of Lethbridge, the prairies and
western National Parks, and taught many people how to create their
own art. After all, Miss Kirk had been trained in several of the
most prestigious Art Schools in her home country.
Prior to coming to this city, Miss Kirk experienced
travel and adventures across the United Kingdom and France, many
intriguing places in British Columbia, and along the eastern seaboard
of North America. She worked mainly as an artist and art teacher
during her long life, but also as a nurse's helper in a gold mining
hospital, and a public school teacher in B.C.'s ranching country.
Once settled in Lethbridge she continued her adventures by joining
the Alpine Club of Canada at the age of 60.
Legacy of Adventure & Art:
The Life of Miss Edith Fanny Kirk
06 - OCT 12.15
Come see treasures Miss Kirk received from her mother,
those she gathered throughout her own life, examples of her art,
and art created by one of her English teachers. Paintings by some
of her local students will also be featured. An audio tour of the
Curator's adventures in tracking Miss Kirk's life will be an integral
part of the exhibition, which will offer an intimate glimpse into
the adventurous life of Miss Edith Kirk.