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Ernestine Tahedl RCA OSA

Artist Statement

Ernestine Tahedl was born and educated in Austria and received a Master's Degree in graphite art from the Vienna Academy of Applied Arts. Following graduation in 1961, she collaborated with her father, Professor Heinrich Tahedl, in the design and execution of stained glass commissions until she immigrated to Canada in 1963. Her studio is in King City, Ontario. Her work is represented in public, corporate and private collections and galleries in Canada, the United States, France, Switzerland, Austria, and Japan. Her awards include the Graduation Prize of the Austrian Government, 1961; the Bronze Medal of the Vienna International Exhibition of Paintings, 1963; The Allied Arts Medal of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada; 1966; and a purchase award, Concourse Artistique du Quebec, 1966. In 1967, she received a Canada Council Arts Award. She was elected a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1977 and the Ontario Society of Artists in 1984 and is a member of the Executive of the Arts foundation of Greater Toronto. She received the Governor General's Canada 125th Anniversary Medal in 1993.

The Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art
The Canadian Art Database: Canadian Artists Files

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