Gertrude Spurr Cutts

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Gertrude Cutts
Gertrude Spurr Cutts in 1930
Gertrude Spurr Cutts in 1930
Gertrude Spurr

1858 (1858)
Died1941 (aged 82–83)
EducationArt Students League of New York
Known forPainting
Spouse(s)William Cutts

Gertrude Eleanor Spurr Cutts (1858–1941) was a Canadian artist.


Born in Yorkshire, England, Gertrude Spurr began her career as an artist in England, exhibiting her work with the Royal Society of British Artists and the Society of Women Artists.[1]

In 1890, Cutts emigrated to Canada, moving to Toronto, and opened an art studio. Cutts exhibited her work at the Palace of Fine Arts at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.[2] In 1900, she studied at the Art Students League of New York with George Bridgman, Birge Harrison, and John F. Carlson.[1] She married William Cutts in 1909, and the couple spent three years painting in England.

Cutts had a diverse body of work, comprising oil and watercolour paintings and pen and ink sketches; she is perhaps best known for her rural landscape paintings.[1] She also worked as a restorer of old or damaged paintings.[3]

Cutts' work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery.[1] The Gertrude Spurr Cutts fonds is at the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.[4]

She died in Port Perry, Ontario in 1941.

A Surrey Heathby Gertrude Eleanor Spurr Cutts


  1. ^ a b c d "CUTTS, Gertrude E Spurr". Canadian Women Artists History Initiative. Concordia. 2012.
  2. ^ Nichols, K. L. "Women's Art at the World's Columbian Fair & Exposition, Chicago 1893". Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  3. ^ Furness, Amy; Fitzgibbon, Gary (2014). "Gertrude Spurr Cutts Conservation Notebook" (PDF). Art Gallery of Ontario.
  4. ^ "Gertrude Spurr Cutts fonds". National Gallery of Canada. Retrieved 2021-03-29.

External links[edit]

Media related to Gertrude Spurr Cutts at Wikimedia Commons

Gertrude Spurr Cutts fonds at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario