Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
|Died||2006 (aged 86–87)|
|Education||Provincial Institute of Technology in Calgary|
Hugh Cornwall (m. 1948)
Cornwall was born in Kamloops in 1919, the daughter of Charles and Vivian Cowan. Cornwall's mother, Vivian, had artistic leanings studying at the Banff School of Fine Arts and making friends with A.Y. Jackson.
After the death of her father in 1939, Cornwall, along with her mother and sister, became involved in the operation of the two family ranches, the Onward Ranch and the 150 Mile Ranch.
In 1945, Vivian and Sonia along with Jackson created the Cariboo Art Society.
In 1946, at the age of 27 Cornwall enrolled at the Provincial Institute of Technology in Calgary, but dropped out after three months. She continued painting, learning techniques from books and radio programs.
Cornwall died in 2006.
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