Dorothy Knowles: Biography










Born in Unity, Saskatchewan, Canada

Childhood was spent both on a farm near Unity and in Saskatoon

Married artist William Perehudoff in Paris on December 27th

Travelled together in France and Italy until the end of March

Daughter Rebecca was born

Daughter Catherine was born

Daughter Carol was born

Celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary










1950-52 & '54           









Graduated from City Park Collegiate in Saskatoon

Bachelor of Arts, Type C, University of Saskatchewan , Saskatoon

Emma Lake Summer School with Reta Cowley, James Frederick Finley

Enrolled in Medical Technology classes at the University of Saskatchewan and apprenticed in St. Paul’s Hospital becoming a Registered Technologist and a member of the Canadian Society of Laboratory Technologists

Banff Summer Session in Painting

Painting classes with N. Bjelejac, University of Saskatchewan

Sculpture, Painting, Drawing, & Silkscreen classes with E. Bornstein, University of Saskatchewan

Goldsmith School of Art, London, England

Emma Lake Artist's Workshop led by Joseph Plaskett

Emma Lake Artist's Workshop led by Will Barnett         

Emma Lake Artist's Workshop led by Clement Greenberg         

Emma Lake Artist's Workshop led by Kenneth Noland

Emma Lake Artist's Workshop led by Jules Olitski

Emma Lake Artist's Workshop led by Lawrence Alloway

Emma Lake Artist's Workshop led by Michael Steiner


Solo Exhibitions






























































































Saskatoon Art Centre, Saskatoon, SK, Dorothy Knowles Paintings, Drawings, Watercolours, Invitation essay by George Swinton

Saskatoon Art Centre, Saskatoon, SK, Dorothy Perehudoff

Regina Public Library Gallery, Regina, SK

Saskatoon Art Centre, Saskatoon, SK

James Art Studio, Saskatoon, SK

Saskatoon Art Centre, Saskatoon, SK, Dorothy Knowles Paintings

Mendel Art Gallery,  Saskatoon, SK

The David Mirvish Gallery, Toronto, ON, Dorothy Knowles, Recent Landscapes. Catalogue essay by Andrew Hudson Mendel Art Gallery,  Saskatoon, SK

Bonli Interiors,Dorothy Knowles

Moose Jaw Art Museum,Moose Jaw, Sk. ,Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Dorothy Knowles,Recent Paintings

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

Waddington Galleries, Montreal, PQ

Robertson Gallery, Ottawa, ON

University Gallery, Department of Art, University of Saskatchewan, Dorothy Knowles

Waddington Galleries, Montreal, PQ

Traveling Show organized by Edmonton Art Gallery to:  Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina 

Beckett Gallery, Hamilton, ON

Waddington Galleries, Montreal, PQ, Dorothy Knowles, Recent Paintings

Meredith Long Contemporary, New York, NY

Pucker/Safrai Gallery, Boston, MA, Dorothy Knowles, Recent Paintings, Watercolours

Beckett Gallery, Hamilton, ON

Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, AB, Watercolours & Drawings

Downstairs Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Dorothy Knowles, Recent Paintings, Watercolours

Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Dorothy Knowles

Waddington Galleries, Toronto, ON, Dorothy Knowles, Recent Paintings and Watercolours

Meredith Long Contemporary, New York, NY, Dorothy Knowles, Recent Watercolours

Meredith Long Contemporary, New York, New York, Dorothy Knowles, New Paintings

Gallery One, Saskatoon, SK, Dorothy Knowles

Waddington Galleries, Montreal, PQ

Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, AB

Waddington Galleries, Montreal, PQ, Dorothy Knowles, Recent Paintings and Watercolours

Downstairs Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Dorothy Knowles

Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, AB, Dorothy Knowles

Waddington Galleries & Co. Inc., New York, New York, Dorothy Knowles, Paintings and Watercolours              

Waddington Galleries, Toronto, ON, Dorothy Knowles, Paintings and Watercolours

Traveling show organized by Edmonton Art Gallery to: Centre Saidye Bronfman, Montreal; Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina; Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor; London Regional, Art Galleries, London; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Dorothy Knowles,1964-1982 Curated and Catalog by Terry Fenton

Downstairs Gallery, Edmonton, AB, New Work by Dorothy Knowles

Assiniboia Gallery, Regina, SK, Recent Watercolours

Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK, Dorothy Knowles

Waddington & Shiell Galleries Ltd., Toronto, ON, Dorothy Knowles

Waddington Galleries, Montreal, PQ, Recent Paintings

Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, AB

Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK, Dorothy Knowles

Woltjen/Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Dorothy Knowles New Works

Waddington & Shiell Galleries Ltd., Toronto, ON, Dorothy Knowles: Watercolours

Canadian Art Galleries,Calgary   

Assiniboia Gallery, Regina, SK

Waddington & Shiell Galleries Ltd., Toronto, ON, Major Paintings from Spring 1986

Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK

Woltjen/Udell Gallery,  Edmonton, AB/Vancouver, BC, New Work

Waddington & Gorce Inc., Montreal, PQ, Recent Landscapes

Greenberg Wilson, New York, New York, Dorothy Knowles Landscapes

Waddington & Gorce, Inc., Montreal, PQ, Canadian Landscapes     

Waddington & Shiell Gallery, Toronto, ON, Major Acrylic Paintings by Dorothy Knowles         

Woltjen/Udell Gallery, Vancouver, Edmonton, Silent Movement       

Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto, ON, Dorothy Knowles         

Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, Alberta

Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, New Work

Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, BC, Dorothy Knowles

Hambleton Galleries, Kelowna, BC, Dorothy Knowles: Recent Works

Assiniboia Gallery, Regina, SK, Recent Works

Traveling Show:  Mendel Art Gallery, Edmonton Art Gallery, Glenbow Museum, Whyte Museum, Dorothy Knowles, Catalog essay by Bruce Grenville

Wallack Galleries, Ottawa, ON, Dorothy Knowles

Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB

The Kenderdine Gallery & Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK, The Boat Paintings, Catalogue essay by Tim Nowlin

West Kootenay Gallery, Castlegar, BC, Perehudoff, Knowles Family Member Exhibit

Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto, ON, Dorothy Knowles, 'Visits the Muskokas'

Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver

Institute for Modern and Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB, The Sky Paintings, Curator: Jeffrey Spalding              

Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK, The Sky Paintings, Catalog essay by Robert Christie

Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK

Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB/Vancouver, BC, 25th Anniversary Show, Catalogue essay by Keith Bell

MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK

Art Placement, Saskatoon,SK

Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto, ON

Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto, ON

Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton,AB. Feb. 1-17

Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB, April 26- May 9

Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK, permanent collection exhibition, May 3-Sept.1

Art Placement, Small Scale Works 1960s -1990s, Saskatoon, SK

Moose Jaw Museum &  Art Gallery, Moose Jaw, SK, Dorothy Knowles, Landmarks, June 20 – Sept. 7,Art Gallery of Swift Current, Swift Current, Swift Current, SK, Feb.21 – Mar. 29, 2009,Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon,SK, June 19 –Sept.13,2009, Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat, AB, Dec 27/09-Feb. 14/10, McMichael CanadianArt Collection, Kleinburg, ON, May 22-Aug 15/10, Chapel Gallery, North, Battleford, Nov. 1/10-Jan 30/11

Miriam Shiell Fine Art Ltd., A Sense of Place:New Paintings, catalogue essay by Roald Nasgaard, April 25-May 23

Miriam Shiell Fine Art Ltd., Dorothy Knowles, A Survey of Work from 1960 – Present, June 5-19

OSAC Exhibit, organized by the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, April 2011-April 2013, watercolour exhibit traveling to 24 Saskatchewan communities

Art Placement inc, Saskatoon, Sky Above, Earth Below

Han Art, Montreal, PQ, Woven Beauty, catalogue text by Dr. Roald Nasgaard & Terry Fenton

Art Placement, Refined Observation, Saskatoon, SK

Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton AB, Dorothy Knowles’ Canadian Landscapes

Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK, The Oils 1965-2006

Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON, An exhibition of watercolours by landscape artist Dorothy Knowles. Dec 2, 2015 – Jan 2, 2016

From Roots to Infinity: A Review of works from the 1970s to the present. Han Art, Montreal, Quebec


Group Exhibitions


























































































































Saskatoon Art Centre, Bill and Dorothy Perehudoff

Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Artists of Saskatchewan, 3 Artists,

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Group Show with Otto Rogers, Dorothy Knowles,

Painters, Dorothy Knowles and Clara Samuels

Regina Public Library Gallery, Regina, SK, Two Saskatchewan

Diamond Jubilee Critics Selection, Saskatoon, SK

Winnipeg Biennial, Winnipeg, MB

Calgary Allied Arts Centre, Calgary, AB

Western Canadian Art Circuit, Regina, SK, Watercolors by Reta Cowley, Dorothy Perehudoff, Grace Hogg

Regina Public Library Gallery, Regina, SK

Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, and Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Eleven Saskatchewan Artists

Willistead Art Gallery of Windsor, ON, Artists from Saskatchewan

Carleton University Gallery, Ottawa, ON

Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatchewan Artists, Catalogue introduction by John Climer

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, PQ, Surrey 68 Sondage 68

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON, 7th Biennial Exhibition of Canadian Painting, Catalogue introduction by William C. Seitz

Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK, Saskatoon:  Thirteen Artists

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB, Two Artists from Saskatoon

Waddington Fine Arts, Montreal, PQ, Knowles-Perehudoff

Kitchener-Waterloo Gallery, Kitchener, ON, Saskatchewan: Regina and Saskatoon

Regina Public Library Gallery, Regina, SK

Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK, Saskatchewan: Art and Artists, catalogue introduction by Nancy Dillow

Extensio Services of the National Gallery Traveling Show, Watercolour Painters of Saskatchewan, Catalogue introduction by Terry Fenton

Edmonton Art Gallery, traveled to Mendel Art Gallery and Glenbow Museum, West 71, Catalogue introduction by Karen Wilkin

Regina Public Library Gallery, Regina, SK, A June Show, Drawings by Saskatchewan Artists

Waddington Galleries, Montreal, PQ, Knowles-Perehudoff, Recent Paintings

Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery,  Regina, SK,Emma Lake Workshops

Swift Current National Exhibition Centre, Swift Current, SK, Swift Current 74

Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Survey 74

Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, and Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, 9 out of 10—A Survey of Contemporary Canadian Art

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, The Ontario Community Collects:  A Survey of Canadian Paintings from 1976 to 1975

Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, From Women's Eyes: Painters in Canada

Traveling Exhibition organized by Time-Life Canada Ltd., The Canadian Canvas

Edmonton Art Gallery and Art Gallery of Ontario, Changing Visions: The Canadian Landscape

Saskatchewan Art at the Montreal Olympics

Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, 14 Canadians--A Critic's Choice

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canadian  Tapestries

Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK, The Saskatoon Arts Board Collection

Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Modern Painting in Canada

Thomas Gallery, Winnipeg, MB, Six Saskatoon Artists

The Art Gallery of Hamilton,"Selections From the Dofasco Collection" November 24,1978-January 7,1979

Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, Dorothy Knowles and Wynona Mulcaster

Grimsby Public Art Gallery, "Dofasco Collection", July 23-Sept.3

MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK, New Works on Paper by Saskatchewan Artists

Frances Morrison Library, Saskatoon, SK, Saskatoon Early Images Landscape Painting on the Prairies

Saskatchewan Arts Board, Regina, SK, and Canada House, London,  Paris, Brussels, Five from Saskatchewan, Catalog introduction by K. Bell, P. Close

Chicago Art Fair, Chicago, Ill

Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

Wade Gallery, Los Angeles, Selected Works by Contemporary Canadian Artists

Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, Tradition and Innovation: Saskatoon Art and the 1950's

Saskatchewan Centres for Exhibiting Art, Sasktel Corporate Art Exhibition Tour

Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, Talking Through Time: Contemporary Art from Saskatoon

Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, AB, Contemporary '88

Woltjen/Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Large Works on Paper

Swift Current National Exhibition Centre, Swift Current, SK, A Common Bond

Triangle of Visual Arts, Calgary, AB, Contemporary Watercolor Exhibition

Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, The Flat Side of the Landscape: The Emma Lake Artists' Workshops

Woltjen/Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Spring 89

Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary, AB, Cowley/Knowles/Hardy--Survey

McMullen Gallery, Edmonton, AB, A Family Show

Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, The Object as Subject: Still-Life Art in Saskatchewan

Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina, SK, Relative Realities, Curated by Eileen Lampard

Concordia Art Gallery, Montreal, PQ, Robert Ayre:  The Critic and the Collection

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, traveling to Windsor Art Gallery Achieving the Modern: Canadian Abstract Painting and Design in the 1950s

Windsor Art Gallery, Windsor, ON, Achieving the Modern:  Canadian Abstract Painting and Design in the 50's

Presented by Trimark Mutual Funds and organized by: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, The Edmonton Art Gallery, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Hidden Values

Weyburn Arts Council, Weyburn, SK, For Every Season (from the city of Weyburn permanent collection)

Traveling show organized by Sasktel and Organization of Saskatchewan Art Council

Traveling show organized by Mendel Art Gallery, The Urban Prairie

Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Rediscovering the Landscape of the Americas, Curated by Alan Gussow and Gayle Maxon-Edgerton

Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre, The Canadian Collection at Apec'97, Nov 19-25

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB, May 30 to September 28, 1997 Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK, June 19 to August 16, 1998 Prairie Region Exhibition, Organized by the Royal, Canadian Academy of Arts in cooperation with the Winnipeg Art Gallery

MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK, Reconstructed: North by West

International Art Fair,Metro  Convention Centre, Toronto, ON

Toronto Art Fair, Represented by Douglas Udell Gallery Miriam Shiell Gallery, and Waddington Gorce

Portland Art Museum, Portland Oregon, Clement Greenberg—A Critic's Collection

Douglas Udell Galleries,Fall Shows, Edmonton, Sept 22- Oct.3, Vancouver Sept. 29-Oct.1

Art Placement, Saskatoon,SK., Still Life Exhibition,December

Toronto Art Fair, represented by Mirium Shiell Fine Art and Douglas Udell Gallery, Oct. 17-21.

Douglas Udell Galleries, Edmonton, AB, Spring Show, April, Fall Shows, Vancouver, Sept 21, Edmonton, Sept. 28, 2002

Assiniboia Gallery,Regina, SK., 25th  Anniversary  Exhibition, June

Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Lodestar, RCA  Show; July14 to August 24 2002, 2003 McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, ON; March 3 to 5,2002, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, June 14 to September 2, 2002;  Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK., Sept.27 to Jan. 12, 2003 Qu'Appelle, Tale of Two Valleys, June 14 - September 2, co-curated by Dan Ring and Robert Stacy

Toronto Art Fair, represented by Mirium Shiell Fine Art and the Douglas Udell Gallery, November 16 - 19

Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery,Regina, SK. Art in Bloom,Feb.1 -May 4, 2003

Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks,BC, July-August

Art Placement,Saskatoon, SK, Christmas Show,Dec.11 - 24

Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Fall Show, Sept.18-Oct 2, Spring Show, April 3-17

Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC,Christmas Show, Dec.4-24, Spring Show, April 17-30

Palm Springs Desert Museum, Clement Greenberg A Critic's Collection, Palm Springs, California, Oct.2

Toronto Art Fair,represented by the Douglas Udell Gallery & Miriam Shiell Fine Art

The Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB, Contemporary Views of the Bow River, February 19-June 5

Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK, Making Friends: The Role of Friends, Mentors, and Patrons in the Development of Sask. Art, May 28 – Oct. 23

Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, 100 Years of Saskatchewan Art, curated by A. Badzak and D. Ring from the permanent collection

Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Fall Show, Sept. 17, Christmas Show, Dec.17

Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK, Landscapes, Dec.

Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC Spring Show, March, Christmas Show Dec.9-23,

Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Christmas Show , Dec. 2-14

Douglas Udell Gallery, Calgary, AB, Opening Show, Feb.

Toronto Art Fair, Toronto, Ont. Nov.9-13

Doug Udell Gallery,Vancouver,B.C..The Big Picture Group Show, June 2-16

Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK The Saskatchewan Landscape, Feb.10-March1

Assiniboia Gallery, Grand Opening, Regina, SK March 3

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Prairie Companion, Jan.-to April 9

Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB , Fall Show Sept.29-Oct.13 ,Vancouver, B.C.Oct.13-26, Christmas Show, Dec.15-24. Toronto Art Fair, Toronto, Ontario, Oct. 25-29

Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK, Floor to Ceiling

Douglas Udell Gallery, Fall Show, Edmonton, Alberta, Sept 20-Oct.2

Toronto Art Fair, Toronto, Ontario, Oct. 22-26, represented by Douglas Udell Gallery

Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK, Family Traditions, Dorothy Knowles, William Perehudoff, Rebecca Perehudoff, Catherine Perehudoff, Carol Perehudoff July 18 – July 11th

Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton,AB, Vancouver, BC, Order of Merit, Nov./09, Feb./10

Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK, The Drawing Show, April 17 –May 6, Signs of Spring, April 3 – April 15, On Collecting, Feb. 20 –March 10, New Works, Sept. 5 – Sept. 23

Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Spring, April 10-24, Fall,Sept.18,Christmas,Dec. 11, Edmonton, AB, Spring April 17,Fall,Sept.25, Christmas, Dec.4

Art Placement Inc, Saskatoon SK, Prairie Painters: Light and Pattern

Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, The Jean Mackay Chubb and Francis L. Chubb Collection, September 28 - Dec. 16

Mendel Art Gallery, Rewilding Modernity, curated by Lisa Baldissera, Saskatoon, Oct. 13

Art Toronto 2013, represented by Han Art of Montreal, Toronto, Ontario, Oct. 25-28

Winchester Galleries, Oak Bay, Victoria, BC, Private Collection, May 6-31

The Stall Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, Saskatchewan Art Galleries Taking it South, Feb. 28

Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Fall Show, Sept. 20th – Oct. 9th

Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK. Modern Visions: the 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Sept 26th

Saskatchewan Art Show and Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, March 15 – April 9

Whyte Museum, Banff, AB, The Legacy Continues: recent additions to the collection. Oct 21, 2016 - Jan 29, 2017

Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Season to Season, Coast to Coast: a celebration of the Canadian landscape. Dec 3, 2016 - Feb 20, 2017.

Then & Now Group Show 2017, Wallace Galleries, Calgary, AB, March 30 – April 18




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Ball,Denise. "Art Was Developed into a Family Affair",Leader Post, April21,1983

Belanger, Joe. “An exhibition of watercolours by Dorothy Knowles”, London Free Press, Dec 1, 2015

Bell, Lynne.  "University of Saskatchewan Permanent Collection 1980, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, 1980

Bell, Keith,Dorothy Knowles, essay for Celebration Exhibition, 25

Years at the Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta 2000

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Nowlin,Tim.The Boat Paintings,The Kenderdine Gallery,1995,The University of Saskatchewan,Saskatoon Saskatchewan,printed by Houghton Boston,produced by Art Placement Inc.,Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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Paikowsky, Sandra.  "Robert Ayre The Critic and the Collection", Concordia University, Montreal, PQ, 1992, 10-13

Pedherney, D.G.  "Saskatchewan and Manitoba", ArtsWest, April, 1983, Vol.8, No.4, p. 9

Perehudoff, Carol.”On the Trail of Artistic Vision”, March 01,2009

Peterson, Janice.  "Painters Drawing on Prairie Roots", Tempo, 16, Nov 1986, pp. 12-13

Peterson, Lesley, “Dorothy Knowles’ Prairie Landscapes at the McMichael Collection, June 1, 2010 , 8:59PM, Examiner.Com

Powell, James,(research and writing) & Bank of Canada Communications Staff. More Than Money, Architecture and Art at the Bank of Canada, Bank of Canada. Dec. 2007,  published by The Bank of Canada, p 115

Pryke, Kenneth, and Soderlund, Walter.  Profiles of Canada, Copp Clark Pitman Ltd, 1991

Purdie, James.  "Six solitudes in Canadian art", The Globe & Mail, Feb 5, 1977, p. 37

Reese, Ronald.  Land of Earth and Sky:  Landscape Painting of Western Canada, Western Producer Prairie Books, Saskatoon, 1984, pp. 53-54

Richard, Paul.  "Choice Canadian Color", The Washington Post, Thursday, Feb 3, 1977, B3

R.M.  "A Review:  Dorothy Knowles' Oil Paintings", The StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Nov 26, 1964

Robertson, Sheila.  "Defining a Masterpiece", The StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Dec 21, 1991

Robertson, Sheila.  "Dorothy Knowles landscapes contain a powerful vision", The StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, April 9, 1994, C16

Robertson, Sheila.  "40-year tradition ends at Emma Lake", The StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saturday, Dec 9, 1995, C20

Robertson, Sheila.  "Knowles' Landscapes Unique in Diversity", The StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, May 20, 2000

Robertson, Sheila.  "Intimacy with Nature Shaped Knowles' Art", The StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saturday, Jan. 7, 1984, D12

Robertson, Sheila.  "Riverbank Property Turns Productive", The StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Oct. 24, 1987, p. 16

Robertson, Sheila. "Still-life images imbue familiar with importance", The StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Dec 22, 1990, p. 12

Robertson,Sheila, "Unique visions of a landscape", The StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Dec 29, 1990, p. 12

Robertson, Sheila,"Knowles Comfortable Amid Familiar Landscapes",The Saskatoon  Star  Phoenix,Sat. Jan. 22, 1983D12

Royal Canadian Academy of Arts,Book of Days,copyright 1997 by the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Published by Firefly Books Ltd.,printed by Friesen in Canada

Shammas, Basil,The Shell Collection,introduction essay for the catalogue,1977 Shell Canada Art Collection, Calgary, Alberta, printed by Lawson Graphics Western Ltd.

Sheppard, Jenny.  "Use of Color Puts Vitality in Landscape", The Spectator,  Saturday, May 7, 1977

Simmins, Richard B.  "Saskatoon, Regina art on display in gallery", Leader Post, Regina, Nov 15, 1953

Swain, Robert & Fulford, Robert,Hidden Values,copyright 1994 by Douglas &McIntyre,Printed by Hemlock Printers Ltd.

Skidmore, Colleen.  "The Art of Dorothy Knowles:  Greenbergian Femininity", Woman's Art Journal, Spring/Summer 1992, pp. 10-13

Slade,Gillian, Medicine Hat News, Dec.16,2009, “Interview With Dorothy Knowles”

Snyder, Gordon.  Northern Journal, A Quarterly of Northern Arts, No.17, p. 24. S.R.B.  "North Artist's Work on Display", Leader Post, May 25, 1957

Tannous, David.  "14 Canadians at the Hirshhorn", Washington Calendar Magazine, 1977, p. 34

Tippett,Maria,By A Lady,CelebratingThree,Centuries of Art by Canadian Women, copyright 1992 Maria Tippett, Penguin Books Canada Ltd. 1992,Toronto,Ontario pp.147-8

Toupin, G.  "Une Peinture Bel et Bien Vivante", LaPresse, Montreal, Jan 18, 1975

Walker, Kathleen.  "Canadian Canvas", Ottawa Citizen, Feb 1, 197

Webster, Judith. "The Art Scene in Canada", Voices of Canada—An Introduction to Canadian Culture, 1977, Association for Canadian Studies in the United States.

Vane, Harriet.  "The Variety of Nature", Chimo, Vol.2, No.5, Sept. 1979, p. 23

Varley, Christopher.  "Winnipeg West; Painting and Sculpture in Western Canada 1945-1970", Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, 1983

White, Jean M.  "Friends and Neighbours", Washington Post, Feb 3, 1977

White, Peter.  "Knowles Captures the West", The Globe & Mail, Monday, May 2, 1977, p. 17

Wilkin, Karen. "Northernness and Other Considerations at the Museums and Else Where", The Hudson Review 55th Anniversary Year, Vol.LVI,No.4, Winter 2004 pp.682-683

Wilkin, Karen.  "A Report from the West", Art in America, May-June, 1972

Wylie, Liz.  "Dorothy Knowles", Vanguard Magazine, April, 1983, pp. 27-28


Selected Collections


Art Gallery of Hamilton

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery of Peterborough

Art Gallery of Windsor

Bank of Commerce

Bank of Montreal

Bell Canada

Bram Garber Collection

Boston Museum

Canada Council Art Bank

Canadian Greenshields

Claridge Collection

Concordia University, Montreal

Confederation Art Centre, Charlottetown

Department of External Affairs, Government of Canada

Dominion Foundries and Steel Ltd.

Dupont Canada Inc.

Edmonton Art Gallery

First City Capital Markets

First City Trust Savings Ltd.

General Foods

Glenbow Museum, Calgary

Gulf Canada

Granite Club, Toronto

Harthouse, University of Toronto

Imperial Oil

Imperial Life Insurance Co.

Kamloops Art Gallery

Kenderdine Gallery, University of Saskatchewan

Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery


Mackenzie Art Gallery

Maclean Hunter

Mendel Collection

Mendel Art Gallery

Moose Jaw Art Gallery

Musee d'Art Contemporain, Montreal

Nabisco Inc.

National Gallery of Canada

Nutana Collegiate

Nova Corporation

Pemberton Collection


Portland  Art Museum

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan

Rideau Hall

Royal Bank

Royal Trust

Rothmans of Pall Mall Canada Ltd.

Saskatchewan Arts Board

Sask Tel


Shaw Cable Systems

Shell Canada

Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada


Tannock Ltd.

Toronto Dominion Bank

Touche Ross Inc.

Trimac Ltd.

University of Alberta

University of Calgary

University of Regina

University of Saskatchewan

University of Saskatchewan College of Agriculture, The Kloppenburg  Collection

Vancouver Art Gallery

Westburne International Industries

Winnipeg Art Gallery








Dorothy Knowles The Artist’s Life (Series 1), Directed by Michael Glassbourg, Produced by TickleScratch Productions.

Between the North Pole and New York City, a television documentary covering five decades of the Emma Lake Workshops, Emma lake, Sask., interviews with artists and critics, including Dorothy Knowles, directed by Mark Wihak and Daryl K. Davis, premier show Oct 3, p.m. 2004. Produced by Cooper Rock Productions.

Dorothy Knowles and Terry Fenton – In Conversation ...

Dorothy Knowles- Conversation with the Artist, Part 1 Uploaded by Douglas Udell Gallery













Painting selected for Canada Postage Stamp

Cited by Century Saskatoon for Award of Appreciation in the Arts

Saskatchewan Award of Merit

Honorary Degree Recipient, University of Regina

Order of Canada

Centennial Medal of Saskatchewan

Canada Post Corporation honoring Dorothy Knowles with the inclusion of 2 paintings in their Art Series

Alumni of Influence Award, University of Saskatchewan

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal