Frances Maria Jones Bannerman (April 8, 1855 - 1940) was a Canadian poet and artist.
Bannerman studied art in Halifax with Forshaw Day, and in Paris with Auguste Feyen-Perrin and Edouard Krug. She was one of the earliest North Americans to incorporate aspects of Impressionism into her paintings. "Le Jardin d'hiver," a submission of hers to the 1883 Paris Salon, is the 1st Canadian subject ever to be shown in that venue.
Through her career, she also exhibited her work at the Royal Canadian Academy (1881- 83), the Royal Society of British Artists (1883-86,1889-90), the Royal Academy (1885, 1888-91) and the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (1885, 1888-91).
She maintained a studio (in Pont-Aven), and sold graphic work to illustrated London magazines.
In 1886 she married English painter Hamlet Bannerman, and moved with him to England.
Arthritis and recurring influenza forced her to give up painting, and after her husband's death in 1895 she turned to poetry. A collection of her verses, Milestones, was published in 1899.
Bannerman was the 1st woman to be elected an Associate of the Royal Canadian Academy (1882), following the charter membership of Charlotte Schreiber.
- Milestones: A collection of verses. London: Grant Richards, 1899.
- Moira Dianne O'Neill & Caroline Stone, Two Artists Time Forgot: Frances Jones (Bannerman) and Margaret Campbell Macpherson. Halifax: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 2006.
See also Edit
- "An Upper Chamber" in the Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1900
- Frances M. Jones Bannerman at PoemHunter ("An Upper Chamber")
- Frances M. Jones Bannerman, 1855-1944 at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
- Bannerman, Frances Jones at Canada's Early Women Writers
- Bannerman, Frances Jones, Artists Database, Canadian Woman Artists History Initiative.
- Jones Bannerman, Frances M. at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
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