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Hilts, Alvin (1908- 1991)

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  • 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

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  • 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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  • 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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

Bury, Brenda (1932- )

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  • 1932-

Brenda Bury was born, educated, and trained in England. She took an Honours Degree in Fine Art at the University of Reading in order to study with Anthony Betts, himself a pupil and friend of Sargent, Whistler and Sickert. The influences of these painters are evident in her work. Brenda began her professional life by painting Lord and Lady St. Oswald at their estate, Nostell Priory in Yorkshire. Throughout their lives, these, her first sitters, were her friends and patrons. With their encouragement, she painted members of the Royal Family, the aristocracy and the British Government.
Brenda Bury took a studio in London's Chelsea, but before doing this, she went to Canada for just over a year, where she painted portraits, beginning with the then Prime Minister Mr. Diefenbaker. She left reluctantly, but felt that she could better improve her skills as a painter in England, a country with a strong tradition for portraiture. In 1964, she painted Lord Mountbatten of Burma at his house, Broadlands. He became an enthusiastic supporter of her work, and it was he who was able to arrange for her to paint the Queen. The Queen was amiable and friendly, as were her courtiers. Most important, the artist's mother lived long enough to tell absolutely everybody in their Yorkshire village that her daughter was at Buckingham Palace painting the Queen.
In the 1980s, Brenda Bury felt she was ready to return to Canada, and took a studio. She had hardly unpacked before she found herself back in England for a visit to number 10 Downing Street to paint a life-size group portrait of Prime Minister Thatcher and her advisors in the Falklands conflict. This led to other interesting commissions. She now works on both sides of the Atlantic from her base in Toronto where she lives with her husband, scientist John Polanyi

Suzor-Coté, Marc-Aurèle de Foy (1869-1937)

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  • 1869-1937

Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté was born in Arthabaska County, Québec in 1869. A painter, sculptor and church decorator, he was primarily known for his landscapes of the thawing winter rivers of Arthabaska. As a young man he apprenticed with painter-decorator Joseph-Thomas Rousseau. Together, they created intricate decorations in several churches in and around Arthabaska. Looking to further his education in art, Suzor-Coté took the first of many trips to France in 1891.
Inspired by French painters like Jean-François Millet, Suzor-Coté began to focus on local farmers. In 1909, he recived a commission to paint Sir Wilfred Laurier. Suzor-Cote received many awards and distinctions, including the bronze medal at the 1900 Paris World Fair. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He died in Florida in 1937.

Utrillo, Maurice (1883-1955)

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  • 1883-1955

Maurice Utrillo, (born December 26, 1883, Paris, France—died November 5, 1955, Le Vésinet), French painter who was noted for his depictions of the houses and streets of the Montmartre district of Paris.

MacNaughton, John York

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  • 20th c

John MacNaughton graduated from Bishop's in 1957.

Grier, Sir Edmund Wyly (1862-1957)

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  • 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.

Boothroyd, Lois M. (1885-1956)

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  • 1885-1956

Lois M. Boothroyd (1885-1956) was an artist residing on Bishop’s Campus in the early 20th century. She was married to Bishop’s Professor E.E. Boothroyd who taught Philosophy, Economics and Church History.

Jack, Richard (1866-1952)

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  • 1866-1952

Richard Jack, a British painter, was born in Sunderland, County Durham, United Kingdom in 1866. He trained at the York School of Art, Royal College of Art, Académie Julian and Académie Colarossi. In 1886 he won a National Scholarship to the Royal College of Art and in 1888 he won a Royal College of Art gold medal. He painted portraits, figure subjects, interiors and landscapes and was the first official war artist for Canada in 1916. He died in Montréal, Québec in 1952.

Watt, Robin (1896-1964)

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  • 1896-1964

"Henry Robertson (Robin) Watt, whose works have been exhibited in the Royal Academy in London, in Paris and in major Canadian galleries, was born in 1896, in Victoria, B.C.
He studied at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and was commissioned in the Green Howard regiment. In World War I he was awarded the Military Cross and Croix de Guerre. He was wounded four times. For a time he served as aide de camp to Sir Arthur Currie, commander of the Canadian Corps.
He resigned from the army in 1920 and began his studies in art at the Slade School in London. He returned to Victoria in 1927. He then went back to England in 1933 and stayed 14 years. In 1948 Mr. Watt returned again to Canada. He died in Montreal in 1964."

Hatton, W.S. (fl. 1855-1864)

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  • fl. 1855-1864

W.S. Hatton (fl. 1855-1864) was an artist in Toronto, Québec and Montréal from 1856-62. He executed views of British Columbia mountain scenery 1863-64 and worked mainly in watercolour.

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