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Vaughan Grayson: Adventures of an Artist in the Canadian Rockies
Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery
Moose Jaw , Saskatchewan

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   Adventures of an Artist in
the Canadian Rockies recounts
the lifelong passion of Moose
Jaw-based Vaughan Grayson.
Though she was a prairie girl
from Saskatchewan, her soul
belonged to the Okanagan.
   
   In her youth, Grayson
studied acting at the Curry

School of Expression in
Boston and art education at
Columbia University in New
York City. Though she would
make her living as an art
educator, painting was her
passion until she died at the
age of 100.
   In the early 1920ís, her
education complete, Grayson

returned to Moose Jaw, first
as art curriculum advisor to
the Moose Jaw Public School
Board, then as art instructor
at the Normal School
(teachersí college) in Regina
and in 1929 as the Director
of Art at the Normal School
in Moose Jaw. During this
time she wrote two books on

art appreciation for
elementary and high school
students, books that were
widely circulated, with a
second printing a decade
later.
   Graysonís life focused on
two interests: travel and
nature. She never stayed put
for very long, and never

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