Born 23 July 1914, in Ottawa.

She studied art at the Ontario College Of Art. She was the first woman to work at the National Film Board joining in 1942. At the beginning she specialized in graphics and maps which were used in The World In Action series. Later she developed a technique of using paper cut-outs of animal characters that can be seen in children films like Mr Frog Went a-Courting and The Town Mouse And The Country Mouse. Other children stories included The Hoarder, Fine Feathers and Paradise Lost. In 1951, with George Dunning she won a Canadian Film Special Award for Family Tree.

She worked in close partnership with Norman McLaren and made important contributions to animated films like Begone Dull Care, Around Is Around, Now Is The Time, Short and Suite, Lines Vertical, Lines Horizontal and Mosaic and the film A Chairy Tale, a combined animation and live action film with actor Claude Jutra. She did the animation on it. Begone Dull Care, Lines Horizontal, and A Chairy Tale all won Canadian Film Special Awards. A Chairy Tale  was nominated for an Academy Award.

She died 3 April 1999.


Article book:

a handbook of Canadian film. Writ., Eleanor Beattie. Peter Martin Associates Ltd/Take One, 1973: “Lambart Evelyn ”: 172-173.

Take One’s Essential Guide to Canadian Film. Ed., Wyndham Lewis. University of Toronto Press, 2001: “Lambart Evelyn”: 121.