Marion Long (1882-1970)
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Long studied first at the Ontario College of Art (now OCADU), at the Art Students League of New York, and in Provincetown. In 1933, she became the second woman to be elected as a full member of the Royal Canadian Academy, 50 years after the first woman elected who was Charlotte Schreiber.
She had several studios in Toronto, including inhabiting Studio 1 in the famed Studio Building, which A.Y. Jackson and Tom Thomson had previously occupied. She was known and often commissioned to paint portraits both from within Canada and even for the Royal Norwegian Air Force during the Second World War.
While not as well known as her portraits, Long was also an accomplished painter of street scenes, mainly of her native Toronto. As she is best known for her portraits, PAMA's collection contains two such examples by Long.