Margaret Fernie Eaton

Margaret Fernie Eaton

Margaret Fernie Eaton (1871-1953?) worked primarily in pyrography and watercolor. She was born in England but immigrated to the United States in 1905, settling in Brooklyn, New York, for the majority of her career. Eaton studied at the Adelphi Academy and won several prizes for her work there. In Spring 1895, Eaton spent four months in Brockville, Canada, at a camp with friends where she completed a number of pieces, highlighted in an extensive interview in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Eaton became a member of the New York Watercolor Club; additionally, her work with pyrography advanced the style in the early 1900’s.


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MargotDec. 1901
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Isobel Gibson

Isobel Gibson is a B.A. Honours student majoring in History at Queen’s University. Isobel’s work as a research assistant for The Winnifred Eaton Archive intersects with her passions for art history as well as research.

Joey Takeda

Joey Takeda is the Technical Director of The Winnifred Eaton Archive and a Developer at Simon Fraser University’s Digital Humanities Innovation Lab (DHIL). He is a graduate of the M.A. program in English at the University of British Columbia where he specialized in Indigenous and diasporic literature, science and technology studies, and the digital humanities.