Only a Memory
Pigott, Marjorie, Artist
Media Type
Item Types
Watercolour on paper
Born in Japan, Pigott’s father was English and her mother was of Japanese nobility. Pigott and her four sisters were taught by an English governess, and early on, Pigott showed a great interest in her mother’s love for Japanese art. Noting this passion for art, Pigott’s mother sent her to Nanga School, where she learned from master artists for twelve years. Upon completion of the program, Pigott received her Seal Diploma and a Master Diploma, which designated her as a Nanga Master. With World War II on the horizon, Pigott and her sisters left Japan and moved to Canada in 1940. Settling in Toronto, Pigott experimented with her art, ultimately creating the painting style for which she is known: a technique of semiabstract wet-into-wet water colour, utilizing the Nanga School’s disciplined brush strokes. Pigott continued to use the Nanga School technique to capture Canadian landscapes.
M. Pigott (br)
Date of Publication
Width: 49.4 cm
Height: 57 cm
Personal Name(s)
Pigott, Marjorie
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Location of Original
McLaughlin Branch, South wall above computers
Terms of Use
please credit Oshawa Public Libraries, Local History Collection
Oshawa Public Libraries
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Nicole Adams, Local History and Genealogy Librarian
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Only a Memory

Watercolour on paper