Nova Scotia artist Frances Jones Bannerman (1855–1944), was the first Canadian artist to exhibit her work at the Paris Salon. She was one of the first North American artists to incorporate impressionism into her paintings. She was the daughter of the Honourable Alfred Alpin Jones (1824–1906), a successful Halifax-based businessman, who served as lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia from 1900 to 1906. In 1886, Frances married a fellow artist, Englishman Hamlet Bannerman. (Painting: The Conservatory, by Francis M. Jones Bannerman (1883). N.S. Archives).