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Memorable Manitobans: Linda Joyce Fairfield Stechesen (1939-2017)

Artist.

Born at Portage la Prairie on 2 December 1939, daughter of George Clark Fairfield and Stella Madill (1911-1998), she received a Bachelor of Interior Design degree from the University of Manitoba (1961) and later studied in its Faculty of Fine Arts. She worked as a teaching assistant at the University and was a gifted artist specializing in Manitoba’s landscapes, flora, and fauna. Her work was featured in the 1987 book Wildflowers of Churchill and the Hudson Bay Region by Karen Johnson. In 1963, she married architect Leslie Joseph Stechesen and they had two children. She died at Winnipeg on 3 January 2017. A collection of her botanical illustrations was deposited at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 June 2017.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 June 2021

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