Stubbs, Eva

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Eva Stubbs, née Köves and previously known as Eva Wolinsky, was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1925. She immigrated to Canada in 1944 and received a diploma of Fine Arts from the University of Manitoba School of Art in 1957. After teaching high school art in Montréal from 1959 to 1963, she returned to Winnipeg.

For fifty years, Stubbs worked mainly in sculpture and was one of the few sculpture artists in Manitoba who was female. She had exhibitions in Winnipeg, Montréal, and Budapest and her commissioned work can be seen at the Provincial Law Courts and in Assiniboine Park. In addition to her artistic practice, she taught art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and Lakehead University. Stubbs was also a mentor in the advisory program for Manitoba Artists for Women’s Art (1987-1988) and a founding member of SITE, an artist-run co-operative gallery in Winnipeg gallery. She was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy in 1995. The Winnipeg Art Gallery held a survey exhibition of her work in 2010. Eva Stubbs died in Winnipeg in 2017.


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Created by Elizabeth-Anne Johnson on 21 August 2012. Revised by N. Courrier (July 2019). Revised by M. Horodyski (January 2020).



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