Frances Loring

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Frances Loring
Born October 14, 1887
Wardner, Idaho
Died February 5, 1968
Newmarket, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Education Art Institute of Chicago
Known for sculptor
Notable work Queen Elizabeth Way Monument;
Movement Neo-classical

Frances Norma Loring October 14, 1887 – February 5, 1968 was a Canadian sculptor based in Toronto, Ontario. Her work can be seen in many galleries and public spaces in Toronto and elsewhere.


Born in Wardner, Idaho to mining engineer Frank Curtis Loring (1859-1938)[1] and Charlotte Moore,[2][3] Loring studied in Europe before enrolling at the Art Institute of Chicago where she studied with Lorado Taft. At the Institute she met Florence Wyle with whom she was to have a lifelong partnership. In 1911 the two moved to Toronto, eventually establishing a studio in a converted church schoolhouse at 110 Glenrose Avenue in the Moore Park neighborhood.[4] In 1928 Loring and Wyle were founding members of the Sculptors' Society of Canada in 1928 with Alfred Laliberté, Elizabeth Wyn Wood, Wood's teacher and husband Emanuel Hahn and Henri Hébert. She was made a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts[5] Her work was often exhibited by the Women's Art Association of Canada.[6]

In 1960, works by Loring along with those of Edmund Alleyn, Graham Coughtry, Jean Paul Lemieux and Albert Dumouchel represented Canada at the Venice Biennale.[7]


See also[edit]

Loring-Wyle Parkette


Through her father, Francis Loring was a seventh great grand daughter of Deacon Thomas Loring, who was ancestor of many Lorings in North America.


  1. ^ Amy Marshall Furness and Gary Fitzgibbon, Description and Finding Aid: Frances Loring and Florence Wyle Fonds, 2008, accessed 9 June 2014
  2. ^ Merna Forster, "The Grand Dame of Canadian Sculpture - Frances Loring 1887 - 1968" In: 100 More Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces (Toronto, Dundurn, 2011), Volume 2 of Canadian Heroines, p.229, accessed 9 June 2014
  3. ^ "Francis Loring", Lawrence Hayward Collection (website), accessed 9 June 2014
  4. ^ Goddard, Peter (2007-12-01). "Book examines sculptures of Loring and Wyle". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2007-12-04. 
  5. ^ "Members since 1880". Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Holmlund, Mona; Youngberg, Gail (2003). Inspiring Women: A Celebration of Herstory. Coteau Books. p. 216. ISBN 978-1-55050-204-6. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  7. ^ "Past Canadian Exhibitions". National Gallery of Canada at the Venice Biennale. National Gallery of Canada. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 

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