Greeting Card - Marguerite Zwicker, Untitled [Coastal Houses]

  • 5x7 inches
  • Blank inside
  • White Envelope included


Marguerite Porter Zwicker
Untitled [Coastal Houses], c 1980s
Watercolour and graphite on wove paper
25.5 x 31.6 cm
Gift of the Estate of LeRoy and Marguerite Zwicker,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1993, SC1993.112

Marguerite Zwicker (1904 - 1993)
Known for her scenes of Nova Scotia villages and landscapes rendered in watercolours, Marguerite Zwicker was an active promoter of art in and around Halifax. She trained at the Nova Scotia College of Art and in the United States under the German-American Abstract Expressionist painter, Hans Hofmann, whom she greatly admired. A teacher of painting at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Zwicker also conducted painting and cultural tours in Spain, Italy and Portugal. Her travels in these countries are expounded upon in her book, On My Own, published in 1959. In 1957, she, along with fellow-artist and husband, LeRoy, took over ownership of Zwicker’s Gallery, at the time the only venue in Halifax which regularly featured art exhibitions that were open to the public. A member of the Nova Scotia Society of Artists, Zwicker exhibited with this association, as well as participating in several group shows at the Dalhousie Art Gallery, including an exhibition with her husband in 1958. A solo show followed many years later, in 1991, at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

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