Jean Sutherland Boggs was born in Negritos Peru, on June 11, 1922, and died August 22, 2014, in Ottawa, Canada. Her parents were Canadians, her father was a geologist and her mother a school teacher. In 1966 Sutherland Boggs was the first woman in the world to become head of the National Gallery of Canada. Appointed to the Order of Canada in 1973, she had a long and varied career which included receiving seventeen honorary degrees. Jean Sutherland Boggs earned a PhD in art history and taught at Harvard University before becoming curator at the Art Gallery of Toronto.
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