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Order of Canada

Dorothy E. Knowles, C.M., S.O.M., B.A., LL.D.

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan [Canada]

Member of the Order of Canada

Awarded on May 13, 2004; Invested on December 10, 2004

Her evocative paintings have come to symbolize the Prairie landscape. Seeking inspiration from nature, Dorothy Knowles has dedicated over four decades to bringing Saskatchewan's rich and colourful countryside to life. Her paintings have been exhibited across the country and abroad, and one work was selected to represent her province in the postage stamp series, Canada Through the Eyes of its Artists. Admired for her unique technique and style, she has had a significant influence on generations of young artists.