And Beauty Answers: The Life of Frances Loring and Florence Wyle
Shortlisted for the 2008 Toronto Book Award All but forgotten, Frances Loring and Florence Wyle were major forces in establishing Canadian sculpture ... Show synopsis Shortlisted for the 2008 Toronto Book Award All but forgotten, Frances Loring and Florence Wyle were major forces in establishing Canadian sculpture and the style of Canadian national monuments. Frances and Florence met in 1906 at the Chicago Art Institute, where Florence was a teacher and Frances a student. Immediately forming a connection that would endure the rest of their lives, they moved together in 1910 to a studio in bohemian Greenwich Village, before relocating to the more conservative city of Toronto. Removed from the Modernist movement that began to sweep the United States soon after their departure, Frances and Florence took up residence in a converted church where they entertained such prominent Canadian artists as Emmanuel Hahn, Elizabeth Wyn Wood, and Group of Seven member A.Y. Jackson. And Beauty Answers by Elspeth Cameron reexamines the Girls' careers, from their early days struggling to be recognized in a man's profession.