Friday, October 31, 2008

Barbara Paterson

Sculptor of Women Are Persons! Monument (Famous 5 Monument), permanently installed in Ottawa.

Born and lives in Alberta.

Created the first permanent monument on Parliament Hill in Ottawa which commemorates Canadian women.

The bronze memorial was commissioned to honour the Persons Case and the Alberta women who launched the legal challenge to gain recognition of Canadian women as "persons" elegible to sit in the Senate.

First woman to have her sculptures appear on Parliament Hill.

N.B. Barbara Paterson is part of this Women In Ottawa list because she is the only woman to have a permanent sculpture on Parliament Hill.

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