Sarah Margaret Robertson, 1891 – 1948
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canadian artist Sarah Margaret Robertson was educated in Montreal, and began serious art studies at the age of nineteen on a Wood Scholarship to the Art Association of Montreal. There she attended life drawing classes and took instruction from William Brymner, Maurice Cullen and later Randolph Hewton.
In ‘Ice Cutting’, Robertson tackles a common subject of the period but takes a folk art approach in rendering the figures and horses. Flat and blocky, they nevertheless exude a tremendous charm and strike fond memories for the viewer.