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Matthews, Bishop Timothy John

  • Person
  • 1907-1991

Timothy John Matthews was educated at Bishop's College School and Bishop's University, Lennoxville and ordained in 1933. After curacies at Viking and Edson he held incumbencies at Coaticook and Lake St John. He was Archdeacon of Gaspé from 1952 to 1957; and then of St Francis until his elevation to the Episcopate in 1971. He resigned his See in 1977.

Hilts, Alvin (1908- 1991)

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  • Person
  • 1908-1991

Mr. Alvin Hilts, RCA, OSA, was born in Newmarket, Ontario on May 2, 1908. He studied at the Ontario College of Art with sculptor Emanuel Hahn (1881-1957) and apprenticed with sculptors Frances Loring (1887-1968) and Florence Wyle (1881-1968) in their studios where he also learned portraiture, reliefs and 3-D figures. Florence Wyle made him her protégé. His commissions include War Memorial for Government of Canada, Newmarket, sculpture for Holy Trinity Church, Welland, and R.S. McLaughlin Collegiate, Oshawa. He was a member of Sculptors Society of Canada from (1931-1972) and President from 1956-1958. He died in Peterborough County, Ontario, in 1991.

Marie-Aimée Warrot

  • Person
  • 1915-1971

Marie Aimeé Warrot was born in France on the 18th of February 1915. She gave her first piano recital at the age of seven. From the age of nine she attended the Conservatoire National de Musique in Paris, until the age of fifteen when she was awarded the first prize in piano. She worked with Robert Casadesus and Alfred Cortot, and also studied in Vienna, Austria with the great pianist Emil von Sauer, who had been a student of Franz Liszt and Nicholas Rubinstein. Marie Aimée Warrot's musical tour of Europe was interrupted by World War II, and recommenced in 1944, encompassing North America in 1955. She gave recitals for television and radio, and appeared with many of the great European orchestras playing all over Europe. In 1969 Marie Aimée Warrot came to live in the Eastern Townships with her husband Bishop's University Professor Claude Treil. Marie Aimée Warrot made two critically
acclaimed musical recordings, the first in 1970 and the second in 1971. In March of 1971 she gave a last recital in Centennial Theatre at Bishop's University. She died in September of 1971.

Jamet, Louise,

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  • Person
  • 1950(?)-2010(?)

Louise Jamet was a Montréal artist and Professor in the Fine Arts Department of Bishop's University in the late 20th, early 21st century. She attended Montréal Museum of Fine Arts School (1973-74), obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts (1978) and Masters of Fine Arts (1984) from Université du Quebéc a Montréal. She worked with sewing and embroidery, which, although using similar materials of thread and fabric, are different in purpose. The geometric patterns are inspired from folk art and kept as simple as possible so as not to draw the attention away for the process. Her work is a reflection on the original purpose and the process of sewing and embroidery.

Speid-Motyer, Janet, 1919-2012

  • Person
  • 1919-2012

Janet Marian Speid-Motyer was born on 19 January 1919 in Lennoxville, Quebec to Arthur and Helen (nee Sievwright) Speid. Janet attended Bishop's University where she studied business, philosophy, and history, obtaining a BA in 1939. She was also actively involved at Bishop's, working on committees, playing on sports teams, and acting in major roles in theatre productions. She worked for the naval attaché of the Australian Embassy in Washington, D.C, during WWII. After the war, she travelled extensively and worked in Bermuda. She returned to Lennoxville where she worked as secretary to the principal at Bishop's University. Janet was also an accomplished artist and was commissioned to do portraits on many occassions. Janet married Arthur Motyer in 1955 and they had two children; Dr. Michael Motyer and Gillian Allan (Motyer). Janet died on 14 July 2012.

Blackwood, David (1941-)

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  • Person
  • 1941-

David Blackwood was born in Wesleyville, Newfoundland in 1941. He graduated in 1963 from Ontario College of Art with an Honours Diploma in Drawing and Painting.
Blackwood’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally with over 90 solo shows and scores of group exhibitions. He has been the subject of two major retrospective exhibitions and the National Film Board’s 1974 Academy-Award nominated documentary film BLACKWOOD.

Harris, Lawren Philips (1910-1994)

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  • Person
  • 1910-1994

Lawren Phillips Harris was born at Toronto in 1910. He was the eldest son of the Canadian artist Lawren Stewart Harris ( 1885-1970) who was a founding member of the Group of Seven. Harris (Junior) studied at Toronto's Central Technical School and at the Museum of Fine Arts school Boston, Massachusetts. He worked as a teacher until February 1941 when he enlisted as an officer in the Canadian Armoured Corps. He served in Canada, the United Kingdom and Italy as a war artist.
Lawren P. Harris left the military in June 1946 and became director of the fine arts department at Mount Allison University at Sackville, N.B., a position he held for over 30 years. He died in Ottawa in 1994.

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