Ms Magister 1974-2010

May 21, 2010 Jim Simpson
This issue marks the last time that Ms Magister will appear as a regular feature in the ATA Magazine. Her creator, Jim Simpson, died March 14 at the age of 80.

Ms Magister first appeared in the ATA Magazine in 1974 and enjoyed a 36-year run. Simpson taught in Edmonton and was the Edmonton Public School Board’s supervisor of art for 28 years. He served as editor of the ATA’s Fine Arts Council journal, reviewed art exhibitions for the Edmonton Journal in the 1970s and 1980s, and was an accomplished painter in his own right.

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