Like other women artists of her time, Lillian also decorated personal objects, like trays, clocks, and partitioning screens with her own distinctive floral arrangements. Although excellent examples of her artistic style, these pieces would not have been considered fine art or included in any exhibitions.

Her most important solo exhibition took place at the West End Gallery in Montreal in 1950. Thirty-two of her paintings were on display. Prior to that she exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy, the Art Association of Montreal and was included in a 1945 exhibition at the Grand Central Galleries in New York.

Two paintings of Lillian’s were included in a 1994 exhibition at the McCord Museum in Montreal, entitled “One Hundred Years of the Women’s Art Society of Montreal.” Today her works exist in the collections of her extended family, Montreal’s St. Mary’s Hospital, the Prince Edward Island Museum and the McCord Museum.

Lillian died in 1967.

Written by Sandra Dolan.

For more information on Lillian Hingston please visit her artist file in the marriage Canadian Women Artists History Database

“For more information on the Hingston family please visit the Hingston One-Name Study

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