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Grier, Edmund Wyly (1862-1957)

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  • Person
  • 1862-1957

Born at Melbourne, Australia. Came to Canada in 1876. Studied in London at the Slade School of Art under Professor Alphonse Legros (1837-1911) ; at the Julian Academy in Paris under William A. Bouguereau (1825-1905) and Tony Robert-Fleury (1837-1911) and in Rome at the Sculola Libera. Exhibited in the Royal Academy from 1886-1895, in the National Academy of Design, New York, and at Munich, Berlin and Dusseldorf. Awarded a third class medal at Paris Salon, 1890; a silver medal at the Pan-American Exhibition, 1901. Elected A.R.C.A., 1893, and R.C.A., 1894. A member of O.S.A. since 1898 and President, 1908 -1913.
Source: Newton, MacTavish, "The Fine Arts in Canada"

Forbes, Kenneth Keith (1869-1980)

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  • Person
  • 1869-1980

Kenneth Keith Forbes was born in 1869 in Toronto, Ontario. He studied at the Newlyn School in the United Kingdom where he won a four-year scholarship to the Hospitalfield House school, Arbroath, Scotland. He won a Chase Scholarship in London with a portrait sketch, he attended the Slade School of Fine Art. By the young age of nineteen he had a portrait exhibited at the Royal Academy. He became a master of realism and used oil paint.
Forbes had been in military service. He served with the 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. In 1917 Forbes received a commission by Lord Beaverbrook (Max Aitken) to paint a series of official war pictures of the front.
In the late 1950's Forbes resigned from both the Ontario Society of Artists and The Royal Canadian Academy due to personal displeasures with the groups, he was not fond of the popularity and recognition of the more abstract modern art that was being produced. He published a short book, "Great Art to the Grotesque", as a full statement of his rejection of the artistic worth of abstract or what was considered Modern Art.
In 1958, Forbes, Manley MacDonald, Victor Llewellyn Child, Gordon Roy Conn and others established the Ontario Institute of Painters, a group that supported traditional realist artists. Members included Douglas Ferguson Elliott, J. R. Tate, and Marion Long.
Forbes was awarded the Thomas R. Proctor Prize for portraiture by the National Academy of Design, New York in 1932 and 1939. In 1967, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. He is still recognized as an academician of The Royal Canadian Academy.
His works are held by The Canadian War Museum and The House of Commons in Ottawa, Ontario among other institutions.
Forbes died in Toronto on February 25, 1980.
Source: Q Gallery

Bertrand, François-Marie (1953- )

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  • Person
  • 1953-

François-Marie Bertrand was born in Granby, Québec. He attended École d'art du Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal from 1969-1973. Since then he has had many exhibitions , both alone and in a group. He lives in Montreal, Québec.
Source: Curriculum Vitae of artist François-Marie Bertrand

Ballantyne, John S. (1944- )

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  • Person
  • 1944-

John Ballantyne was born in Montréal in 1944. His earliest painting classes were with Alfred Pinsky and Arthur Lismer. Following High School he studied civil engineering but finally, in 1967, left these studies to return to his first love, painting. In 1968, he joined the New School of Art in Toronto. After one year hel left to work in France. In Nice, he worked in "Centre artistique de rencontres internationales" , part of "L'École nationale d'art décoratif de Nice". In 1970, he was offered a studio in the village of Cagnes near Nice. There he began his work surrounded by the ghosts of Renoir, Modigliani, Soutine and Pissarro. His work quickly evolved from colour-field through photo-realism into a soft, quiet style of realism called by critics "hyper-surrealism". Following some early successes in England and France, John returned to Québec in late 1973. He set a studio outside of Sutton in order to develop his work in an isolated environment. From Sutton his works have found their way around the world and into collections across Canada, the United States, France, England and Denmark.
Source: resume of artist John Ballantyne, 994 ch Vallée Road, Sutton, Québec, J0E 2K0

André, Françoise (1926-2009)

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  • Person
  • 1926-2009

Born at les Sables d'Olenne, France, André enjoyed her grandfather's collection of paintings as a child and visited the Cathedral St. Baven in Ghent where Van Eyck's "Mystic Lamb" and an important exhibition of Ingres and Delacroix could be seen. Later she studied at the Académie Royale Des Beaux Arts in Brussels, 1943-48; Académie St. Josse De Noode, Brussels, 1947-48; Institut National Supérieur Des Beaux Arts, Antwerp, 1948-49; École Nationale Supérieur Des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, under Marcel Gromaire, 1949-50. She came to Canada in 1951. A painter of abstract humanism, she had been influenced by the work of Ingres, Van Eyck, Memlinc, Brueghel, Henry Moore, and Marc Toby in her quest for expression. Her media includes , oils, water colours, tempera, mixed media, and graphic media. She completed a mural for an Edmonton chapel entitled "Christos Pneuma" and is represented in the Vancouver Art Gallery. She has taught at the University of British Columbia, the Banff School of Fine Arts, and Vancouver Art Gallery. She died in 2009.
Source: Dictionary of Canadian Artists, Volume 1, 1967. Colin MacDonald

Hunter, William S. Jr. (1823-1894)

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  • Person
  • 1823-1894

William S. Hunter Junior was born at St. John's Québec in 1823. He married Miss Nancy Parsons of Stanstead and had two daughters and one son. In the Canada Directory of 1857-58, he was listed as an artist, illustrator and designer. In 1867 he was listed as a mining broker and 1875 as a manufacturer of boots, shoes and harness. He died November 29, 1894 and is buried in Stanstead, Québec.
Source: The Eastern Townships, Artists and Engravers, Charles de Volpi and P. H. Scowen

Hogarth, William (1697-1764)

  • Person
  • 1697-1764

Hogarth was born in 1697 near the East End cattle market of Smithfield. His father, Richard Hogarth, made an unsuccessful attempt to open a Latin-speaking coffeehouse, which left the family bankrupt, Richard confined to Fleet Prison, and the young William fending for himself.

After apprenticing at a silver workshop, where he mastered the art of engraving, Hogarth opened his own print shop. The artist’s first widespread notice came with the publication of The South Sea Scheme (1721), ridiculing the greed and corruption of stock market speculators. A Harlot's Progress (1732) brought Hogarth tremendous success and celebrity, leading to a second morality series, A Rake's Progress (1734).

Throughout the 1730s and 1740s, the artist’s reputation grew and so did his interest in social and moral reform. Hogarth’s work took on a distinctly propagandist tone, directed at the urbanization of London and the city’s problems with crime, prostitution, gambling, and alcoholism.

Industry and Idleness (1747) was designed to encourage young boys to develop a strong Protestant work ethic and thus achieve success. Beer Street and Gin Lane (1751), directed at the widespread sale and consumption of alcohol, were followed by The Four Stages of Cruelty (1751), which condemned rampant acts of cruelty to animals.

Hogarth died in 1764 in his home in Leicester Fields, leaving behind an extraordinary legacy. Working almost entirely outside the academic art establishment, he revolutionized the popular art market and the role of the artist. Hogarth strived to create works of great aesthetic beauty but also ones that would help to make London a better city for future generations.
Source: Princeton Library

Dickson, Jennifer (1936- )

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  • Person
  • 1936-

Jennifer Dickson had already established and international reputation as an artist, before emigrating to Canada in 1969. Born in the Republic of South Africa in 1936, she studied at Goldsmiths’ College School of Art (University of London, England) from 1954 - 1959; and from 1960 - 1965 was an Associate of the prestigious graphic workshop, Atelier 17 in Paris, studying under the late S.W. Hayter. She has lived and worked in England, France, Jamaica and the U.S.A. In 1974 she became a Canadian Citizen.
Since 1962, Jennifer Dickson has had more than 60 one-person exhibitions in six countries and has participated in more than 400 group exhibitions. She has been a guest lecturer at nine U.S.A. Universities, and has been invited to speak across Canada at Canadian art schools and universities.
Her awards include the Prix de Jeunes Artistes pour Gravure, from the 1963 Biennale de Paris, and a Special Purchase Award from the World Print Competition (San Francisco Museum of Art, 1974). In 1980 she was awarded the Biennale Prize of the 5th Norwegian International Print Biennale. She has represented Canada in the Internationale Buchkunst-Austellung Leipzig on several occasions since 1977. In 1988 her book, The Hospital for Wounded Angels, was chosen by the Association of Canadian Publishers as the Canadian book for presentation at the London Book Fair.
In 1976 Jennifer Dickson was elected a Royal Academician by the Royal Academy of Art, in London, England - - the only Canadian in the 200 year history of this prestigious institution to have been so honored. She is, in addition, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers (London, England). In 1988 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Alberta, Edmonton, for her contribution to Canadian culture.
The Still Photography Division of the National Film Board has supported and circulated two major exhibitions of Jennifer Dickson’s photo-based imagery: “The Secret Garden” (1975) and “The Earthly Paradise” (1980). The PARADISE exhibition was shown in 1981 at the Centre Culturel Canadien in Paris.
Jennifer Dickson’s photographs of Versailles are reproduced in a book of poems by Jane Urquart entitled, The Little Flowers of Madame de Montespan (Porcupine’s Quill, Inc. 1984). Her photographs were used as cover images on The Revels by Robert Billings (Porcupine’s Quill, Inc. 1987) and The Fountains of Neptune by Rikki du Cornet (McClelland & Stewart, 1989).
Jennifer Dickson’s exhibition, The Last Silence, organized by the new Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography (an affiliate of the National Gallery of Canada) toured the Palazzo Te in Mantua, Italy and the Canadian Cultural Centre in Rome in 1993. The Last Silence exhibit opened at the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography in Ottawa in November 1993.

Blackwood, David (1941-)

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  • Person
  • 1941-

David Blackwood
B. 1941
O.C., O. Ont., R.C.A.

David Blackwood is one of Canada’s most respected visual storytellers. His narrative work reflects the legend, toughness and landscape of Newfoundland- an historic journey not that far removed in essence and time.
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.

Bompas, George J. (1812-1889)

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  • Person
  • 1812-1889

Dr. G. J. Bompas was born in Bristol, England on September 12, 1812. Studied medicine in Cambridge and Edinburgh, F.R.C.S. . Married Marianne Bedonne in 1838. They had twelve children. Came to Canada in 1860 and settled in Bury Township; did not practice medicine. Taught Botany and Art at Stanstead College and Bishop's College. He did a great many drawings and paintings of the Eastern Townships. Died in Lennoxville, on June 23, 1889.
Source: "The Artists, and Engravers" The Eastern Townships, Charles de Volpi and P.H. Scowen

Voyer, Monique (1928- )

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  • 1928-

Monique Voyer was born in 1928 in the Eastern Townships. She studied at the Montréal School of Fine Arts and the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and completed several advanced courses in prints and multiple techniques. She was a college professor from 1972 to 1993. She is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Source:

Monique Voyer est née en 1928 dans les Cantons de l’Est. Elle fait ses études à l’École des beaux-arts de Montréal et à l’École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris, en plus d’effectuer plusieurs stages de perfectionnement en estampes et techniques multiples. Elle fut professeure au collégial de 1972 à 1993. Elle est membre de l’Académie royale des arts du Canada Source :

Mills, G.H. Stanley

  • Person

G.H. Stanley Mills graduated from Bishop's University in 1943. He was educated at Selwyn House, Montreal and Bishop's College School, Lennoxville. He served in the Canadian Navy during World War II and continued his education at McGill University and Merton College, Oxford. His principal interests were English and History and he lectured on these subjects at both Bishop's and McGill. He was also a gifted writer of historical articles that were published in a number of English magazines. He died in Montreal in 1993. The Stanley Mills Scholarship in Humanities was established in 1995 at Bishop's University by the G.H. Stanley Mills Memorial Trust.

Millar, Lloyd

  • d.2009

Lloyd Millar received a B.Sc. degree from Bishop's University in 1943. He was brother to Charles Millar '40 and Oliver Millar '39. He died in 2009 in Summerside, PEI.

Millar, Lloyd

  • Person
  • d.2009

Lloyd Millar received a B.Sc. degree from Bishop's University in 1943. He was brother to Charles Millar '40 and Oliver Millar '39. He died in 2009 in Summerside, PEI.

Edson, Allan (1846-1888)

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  • 1846-1888

“Allan Edson (1846-1888) was a Canadian landscape painter from Québec. At the age of nine, his family settled in Stanbridge, where his father ran a hotel. John Carpenter Baker, a banker and a patron of the arts helped start the careers of Edson and another local painter Wyatt Eaton,(1849-1896) by helping to pay for art lessons and buying their works. In addition to his art studies, Edson received a standard commercial education.
In 1861, he moved to Montréal , where he worked as the bookkeeper for a frame maker and art dealer named Augustus Pell, who introduced him to local artists. Around 1863, he took lessons from Robert Scott Duncanson, an American painter who lived in Montréal during the Civil War. This was followed by two years in London for further studies. Upon his return, he became founding members of one of the earliest Canadian societies of artists and participate in their first exhibition in 1868. He was also one of the original members of the Ontario Society of Artists, founded in 1872, and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, established in 1880 with Royal patronage. At one of their first exhibitions, some of his works were purchased by Princess Louise for herself and her mother, Queen Victoria.
He exhibited regularly throughout Canada. He also presented his works at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the Paris Salon and two world’s fairs; the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia and Exposition Universelle in Antwerp.
In the early 1880s, he went to live in France, spending most of his time in Cernay-la-Ville, where he studied with Léon Germain Pelouse. From 1886 6o 1867, he was in London, and then returned to Canada, settling in Sutton, Québec. The following year, he died of complication from pneumonia, which he caught while on the expedition to paint winter scenes.”
Source: Wikipedia Allan Edson and

Meade, Cecil

  • Person
  • 1916-1998

Cecil Meade (1916-1998) was born in Coaticook on 24 December 1916. After studying at Coaticook High School and Bishop’s University, receiving a B.A. in 1938 and an M.A. in 1943, he worked as a surveyor’s assistant with his father, Sydney, for a few years before beginning serious study of music at the Toronto Conservatory. This was followed by military service overseas during World War II and study of music at McGill University, and a number of varied work pursuits. He received a Bachelor of Music from McGill University in 1957 and spent much of his life working in different countries and on various musical projects. He also held a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Pakistan. He died in Sherbrooke in 1998.


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  • Unknown

Barbeau, Jacques (1934- )

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  • Person
  • 1934-

Jacques Barbeau was born in Saint-Raphael, near Lévis, Québec, Canada. At eighteen years of age he went to L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Québec to become a sculptor. He graduated in 1956 . Over the years, painting became his mode of expression and he taught at Collège de Sherbrooke. He was very involved in the arts community of Sherbrooke as a founding member of Musée de Sherbrooke and Regroupement des artistes des Canton de L'Est.
Source: excerpted from Jacques Barbeau, Galerie 2000

Mayhew, Vernon Earle

  • Person
  • 1917-1943

Vernon was born February 2nd, 1917 in Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada. He was the third and youngest child of Horace Frederick Mayhew and Sarah Pearl Johnson. His siblings were Evelyn Johnson Gustin and Malcolm Bernard. He attended Lennoxville High School, Quebec, and went on to Bishop's University receiving numerous awards and academic achievements, receiving his B.A. (Mathematics and Physics Honours, with distinction) in 1936. During World War II, he was a pilot and navigator in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was killed in action at the age of twenty-six during the war's "Battle of the Atlantic" in June of 1943, somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean near Newfoundland. His body was never recovered. A monument was erected in Mount Forest Cemetery in Coaticook, Quebec. His family received the Silver Cross in his name posthumously.

Mayhew, Evelyn Johnson

  • Person

Evelyn Johnson Mayhew graduated from Bishop's University in 1926.

MacNab, Jean L.B.

  • Person

Jean L.B. MacNab received a B.A. from Bishop's University in 1937

Mayhew, Carl

  • Person

Carl Mayhew graduated from Bishop's University in 1927

Wilson, Richard D., (1920-1994)

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  • Person
  • 1920-1994

Richard W. Wilson was born in Montréal in 1920. He has traveled across Canada and to most parts of the world, sketching architecture. He is known for his sketches of Old Montréal, which were published in 1964 in the book called "The Living Past of Montréal", with text by Eric McLean. In the early 1970’s, he visited Bishop’s University, and using the dry-brush illustration technique, he captured fourteen familiar views of Bishop's Campus and Community landmarks. He died in 1994.
Source: Bishop’s University Art Collection files, undocumented article, and article in The Gazette, Saturday, May 8, 1993.

Wilson, Richard D., (1920-1994)

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  • Person
  • 1920-1994

Richard W. Wilson was born in Montréal in 1920. He has traveled across Canada and to most parts of the world, sketching architecture. He is known for his sketches of Old Montréal, which were published in 1964 in the book called "The Living Past of Montréal", with text by Eric McLean. In the early 1970’s, he visited Bishop’s University, and using the dry-brush illustration technique, he captured fourteen familiar views of Bishop's Campus and Community landmarks. He died in 1994.
Source: Bishop’s University Art Collection files, undocumented article, and article in The Gazette, Saturday, May 8, 1993. «

Ljungkull, Christine

  • Person

Christine Ljungkull was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota and attended Summit School and the University of Minnesota. She moved to Canada in the 1970s and in 1980 took a job with the Eastern Townships' monthly newspaper, The Townships' Sun. Then, in 1985, enrolled in Bishop's University to finish a degree in Fine Arts and Business, graduating in 1988 with distinction. The following year (1989) received a Certificate in Management from the Canadian Institute of Management offered through Bishop's University. Ms. Ljungkull was employed as Director of the Bishop's University Artists' Centre, now the Foreman Art Gallery, from 1986 until her resignation in 1996. While with the Artists' Centre she mounted eighty exhibitions of historical and contemporary works including the popular sesquicentennial exhibition Bishop's University 1842-1992. After leaving Bishop's, she was elected to the Board of Directors of the Lennoxville Ascot Historical and Museum Society holding numerous positions including President, Chairperson of the Collection Committee, the Exhibition Committee, and the 2002 Fund Raising Campaign. Then, served from 1999 to 2001 on the Board of the Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre as chair of the Buildings and Grounds Committee. From 2003 to 2010 she sat as an appointed member to the Board of Directors of The Eastern Townships Research Centre as a representative of the community. and also sat on the ETRC Archives Subcommittee. Other community work included spearheading the makeover of the Lennoxville Library in 2006, and serving as a Member of Corporation for the Jerome Foundation, a Minnesota based Foundation, that makes grants to emerging artists in the State of Minnesota and New York City.

Langford, Arthur N.

  • Person
  • 1910-2007

Born in Ingersoll, Ontario on July 30, 1910, Dr. Arthur N. Langford spent most of his boyhood in Simcoe before going to Queen’s University in Kingston for his Honours B. A. in Biology and Chemistry (1931) and then to the University of Toronto for his M. A. in Botany (1933) and his Ph. D. in Plant Pathology (1936). After these studies, he became the first Professor of Biology at Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, and remained there until his retirement in 1976, except for visiting appointments in Wisconsin, New Jersey and California. He followed this with a four-year teaching assignment in Swaziland for the Canadian International Development Agency. After his return to Canada, he remained active in various environmental organizations until his death in Simcoe on February 9, 2007.

Dr. Langford discovered the Johnville peat bog - now an integral part of the Johnville Bog and Forest Park - on September 13, 1937, the day after his arrival in the Eastern Townships. At that time, the only real interest in the site was that it furnished drinking water to the town of Lennoxville with natural spring water gushing from the esker. He immediately recognized the ecological and geomorphological value of the site as well as the wonderful outdoor laboratory that it provided. From then on, he made regular visits to the bog with his students. A visionary, scientist and Professor Emeritus, he made the Johnville peat bog a popular attraction for birdwatchers, botanists and other nature lovers from the region and around the
world. Dr. Langford was committed to the protection and preservation of the environment and to the need to instill these values in others, particularly the younger generations. The Johnville peat bog was one of his preferred places, and it is most fitting to name his favourite pond in his memory.

Jackson, Michael J.B.

Michael J. B. Jackson (Ph. D., University of Toronto) lives in Montreal, Quebec, and Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author and coauthor of numerous publications, including Educational Reform: A Deweyan Approach; and The Teacher as Philosopher. He was a professor and served as Chair of the Graduate School of Education at Bishop’s University, 1988-1993, and Head of the Department of Educational Foundations at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he assisted student teachers and interns as they prepared for their first teaching appointments. In addition, he has taught at several other universities, including Concordia, Queens, Mount St. Vincent, and British Columbia.

Ingalls, Ross Baxter

  • 1914-2006

Ross Baxter Ingalls was born in Danville in 1914, son of Mr. and Mrs. K.S. Ingalls and received his early education at Brantford Ontario. He attended Bishop's University, Lennoxville QC, but did not complete his degree due to his involvement in the war, joining the RCAF in 1940. On 15 March 1941, he graduated as a navigator, from No. 1 Air Navigation School at Rivers, Manitoba. He then proceeded overseas and after receiving additional training was then posted to No. 142 Squadron, Bomber Command, as a navigator. He received a Distinguished Flying Cross, August 11, 1942, and was decorated by H.M. the King, in February 1943. Ingalls remained in the RCAF after WW 2 and held a series of senior positions, rising to the rank of Group Captain before retiring in 1964. He had a younger brother, Flight Lieutenant Bruce J. Ingalls DFC, a pilot, who was killed in action over Italy, in 1944. Ross Baxter Ingalls DSO, DFC, CD Group Capt. (Retired) WWII RCAF Navigator died on October 29, 2006 at the Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Clinic, age 92. (

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