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Raphael, William (1833- 1914)

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  • Person
  • 1833-1914

William Raphael, artist, photographer, art teacher, anatomical illustrator and art restorer was born in 1833 in Nakel, Prussia. From 1859 to 1860 he was employed as an artist at the photography studio of William Notman (1826-1891). By 1863-64 he was associated with photographer A.B. Taber. (?) He died in Montréal in 1914.
Source: excerpted from Dictionary of Canadian Biography RAPHAEL, WILLIAM Volume XIV (1911-1920)

Jamet, Louise, (20th cent.)

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  • Person
  • 20th cent.

Louise Jamet was a Montreal artist and Professor in the Fine Arts Department of Bishop's University in the late 20th century. 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.
Source: Press release for 1987 exhibition of Fiber art at Bishop's Champlain Gallery in Lennoxville, Quebec.

Jackson, Alexander Young (1882-1974)

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  • Person
  • 1882-1974

Born in 1882 in Montréal Quebec, A.Y. Jackson was a founding member of the Group of Seven and he was intrinsic to the development of the Canadian art aesthetic. Eventually working mainly in oil, he received his earliest artistic training in his hometown of Montréal when he went to work for lithography company at age of 12.
He began his formal studies in 1902, first working under William Brymner (1855-1925) at the Art Association of Montréal, and later at the Chicago Art Institute from 1905 to 1907. Immediately following his education in North America, Jackson traveled to Paris to study under Jean Paul Laurens (1838-1921) at the Académie Julian where he was heavily influenced by Impressionism. Subsequent to his studies, he traveled and painted England, France and Italy, and returned to Québec in 1914.
With their focus on capturing the Canadian landscape, the paintings that Jackson produced upon his return attracted the attention of fellow artist J.E. H. MacDonald (1873-1932) and Lawren Harris (1885-1970). They eventually convinced Jackson to move to Toronto, where he shared a studio with Tom Thomson (1877-1917) and become involved in all major group trips to Algonquin Park, Georgian Bay, Algoma and the North Shore.
Jackson exhibited with the Group of Seven throughout the 1920s. He also made regular sketching trips to Québec in the spring, travelled to regions such as the Canadian Artic in the summer and returned to the studio in Toronto to paint his canvases.
With a career that remained active into his eighties, Jackson exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts from 1904- 1957 and with the Art Association of Montreal from 1903 to 1946. He died in Kleinberg, Ontario in 1974.
Source:, Canada’s National Fine Art Auction House 30/11/2008

Savoie, Robert (1939- )

  • Person
  • 1939-

Born in Québec City in 1939, Robert Savoie studied from 1957 to 1962 at the Institute of Graphic Arts and the École des beaux-arts de Montréal. He completed his education at the Chelsea School of Art in London and at the Atelier 17 in Paris, as well as an internship in Scandinavia and a study tour in Japan. He was able to benefit a few times from the financial support of different prizes and scholarships. He was a professor at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal from 1968 to 1970. Robert Savoie’s works are now found in numerous large private and public collections, notably in the collection of the Université de Sherbrooke .
Source: Galerie Lacerte

Sorensen, David (1937-2011)

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  • Person
  • 1937-2011

David Sorensen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1937. He studied at the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver School of Art under painter Jack Shadbolt, (1909-1998) architect Arthur Erikson (1924-2009) and sculptor Bill Reid (1920-1998). He moved to Montréal, Québec in 1965, exhibited sculptures at Expo ’67, and held teaching positions at Montréal Museum School of Art and Design, the Saidye Bronfman Centre and Dawson College. He began exhibiting his paintings across Canada and internationally in Mexico, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines and France. In 1976, he moved to the Eastern Townships of Quebéc with his wife Bella and their family. He taught in the Fine Arts Department at Bishop’s University from 1981 to 2000. His work is represented in Private and Public Collections such as the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Hamilton Art Gallery, Martineau Walker, (Montréal and Toronto) Avnet Shaw, (New York) and many others.
David Sorensen was inducted in the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1996. He died in Montréal in 2011.
Source: John Bassett Memorial Library "A Commemorative Exhibition of Canadian Artist David Sorensen , RCA, 1937-201" , December 5-15, 2014.

Mackie, Stella (1900-1988)

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  • Person
  • 1900-1988

Stella Mackie was born Stella Oldfield in London, UK, on November 27th, 1900. She modeled for Vogue London and other magazines to help put herself through art school in the 1920's. She died March 19th, 1988 in West Vancouver, B.C.

Source: Linda Mackie, Stella Mackie's granddaughter, email March 7, 2018.

Wolf, Joseph (1820-1899)

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  • Person
  • 1820-1899

Joseph Wolf (21 January 1820 - 20 April 1899) was a German artist who specialized in natural history illustration. He moved to the British Museum in 1848 and became the preferred illustrator for explorers and naturalists including David Livingstone, Alfred Russel Wallace and Henry Walter Bates. Wolf depicted animals accurately in lifelike postures and is considered one of the great pioneers of wildlife art. Sir Edwin Landseer thought him "...without exception, the best all-round animal artist who ever lived"'.
Source: Wikipedia

Goodall, Edward (1909-1982)

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  • Person
  • 1909-1982

Mr. Goodall was born in England in 1909. He trained under Marcus Holmes, (1875-1951) of the late Herkomer School in London. Once settled in Canada he spent many years sketching and painting British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies. For a number of years he was Canadian Artist of the Royal Canadian Navy, C.P. Rail and the Canadian Stevedoring Company of Vancouver. The three original sketches Mr. Edward Goodall did of Bishop's University were published in "The Illustrated London News" January 12, 1963. He died in 1982.
Source: Excerpted from artist's website:

Fisher, George Buteel (1764-1834)

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  • Person
  • 1764-1834

George Balteel Fisher was born in England in 1764. He was in the British army beginning in 1782. In 1791-92 he visited Canada, where he painted the View of the River St. Lawrence, and other Canadian scenes. John William Edy (1760-1820), an English painter and engraver, etched six of these Canadian scenes in aquatint. Fisher died in 1834.
Source: from Catalogue Landscapes Nov. 19 –December 5 1986. B.U. Art Gallery

Muhlstock, Louis (1901-2001)

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  • Person
  • 1901-2001

Louis Muhlstock was born in Narajow, Galicia, (near Poland). In 1911 he made his way to Canada when he and his family joined his father who had immigrated to Montréal in 1908. As a teenager, he studied drawing at the Monument National Conseil des Arts and Manufactures under the guidance of Edmond Dyonnet (1859-1954) and Joseph Saint-Charles (1868-1956). He then joined the Art Association of Montréal from 1920 to 1928 attending evening classes with William Brymner (1855-1925). In 1926 he also attended classes at the École des Beaux Arts de Montréal. In 1928 he had finally saved enough money to go to Paris, France and it was there that he studied with Louis-François Bilhoul (1874-1947). Quote “It is with Bilhoul that I really started to paint. He was a very fine sincere painter, in the tradition of the old masters.”
Muhlstock continued to paint, make prints and draw throughout his long lifetime. He died in Montréal in 2001.
Excerpted from Louis Muhlstock; A Biography by Monique Nadeau-Saumier from Louis Muhlstock: New Themes and Variations 1980-1985 Concordia
Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, 1986.

Muhlstock, Louis (1904-2001)

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  • Person
  • 1904-2001

Louis Muhlstock was born in Narajow, Galicia, (near Poland). In 1911 he made his way to Canada when he and his family joined his father who had immigrated to Montréal in 1908. As a teenager, he studied drawing at the Monument National Conseil des Arts and Manufactures under the guidance of Edmond Dyonnet (1859-1954) and Joseph Saint-Charles (1868-1956). He then joined the Art Association of Montréal from 1920 to 1928 attending evening classes with William Brymner (1855-1925). In 1926 he also attended classes at the École des Beaux Arts de Montréal. In 1928 he had finally saved enough money to go to Paris, France and it was there that he studied with Louis-François Bilhoul (1874-1947). Quote “It is with Bilhoul that I really started to paint. He was a very fine sincere painter, in the tradition of the old masters.”
Muhlstock continued to paint, make prints and draw throughout his long lifetime. He died in Montréal in 2001.
Excerpted from Louis Muhlstock; A Biography by Monique Nadeau-Saumier from Louis Muhlstock: New Themes and Variations 1980-1985 Concordia
Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, 1986.

Jongers, Alphonse (1872-1945)

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  • Person
  • 1872-1945

Alphonse Jongers, a French painter know widely for his portraits, was born in Mézières, France in 1872. His education includes a Bachelor degree in literature from the University of Paris; as well, he studied art at École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1889 to 1892 , under French painters , Alexandre Cabanel (1823-1889) , Robert Delaunay (1885-1941) and Gustave Moreau (1826-1898). Later he won a scholarship and spent two years in Madrid, Spain, copying the works of Diego Velasquez (1599-1660). While in Madrid he met American Portrait artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925). He came to Montréal in 1896 and began doing portraits both in Montréal and New York. He died in Montréal Quebec in 1945.
Source: MacDonald, Colin, "A Dictionary of Canadian Artists", Canadian paperbacks, Ottawa, 1971.

Newton, Lilias Torrance (1896-1980)

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  • Person
  • 1896-1980

Lilias Torrance was born in Lachine, Quebéc in 1896, the fourth child and only daughter of Alice Mary Stewart Torrance. At sixteen she went to study full time with William Byrmner (1855-1925) at the Art Association of Montréal, where she won a scholarship in Life class in her first year. During the first world war she traveled to London with her mother to help with the Red Cross war effort. During this time she also attended art classes with Alfred Wolmark (1877-1961). After the war, she remained in London and continued to study with Wolmark full time for another 6 months. In 1923 she returned to Europe and studied in Paris with Alexandre Jacovleff (1887-1938) . She was extremely well known for her extraordinary draftsmanship, skill with colour and ability to capture the personality of her clients. She died in Cowansville, Québec in 1980.
Excerpted from La Galerie Klinkhoff, "Restrospective Exhibition Lilias Torrance Newton (1896-1980)" September 1995, catalogue.

Richardson, Margaret Thornton, (1882-1968)

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  • Person
  • 1882-1968

Margaret Richardson lived in Lennoxville, Québec and exhibited at the Art Association of Montréal (now Montréal Museum of Fine Arts) from 1934 to 1939. Source: from letter to Mr. A.J. H. Richardson from Monique Nadeau-Saumier, December 1998.

Hornyansky, Nicholas (1896-1965)

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  • Person
  • 1896-1965

Nicholas Hornyansky was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1896. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest. Later he studied in Vienna, Munich, Amsterdam, Paris and Antwerp.
He is a contributing member of the American Colour Print Society, Philadelphia, and the Southern Print-makers Society of Mt. Airy, Ga.
His work is represented in many museums, notably among which are Budapest Municipal Museum, Antwerp Museum of Fine Arts, Ottawa National Gallery, Royal Ontario Museum, and Central Public Library, New York City.
Mr. Hornyansky has received many rewards for his work. One award was made by the Society of Canadian Painter-Etchers and Engravers when a print of his was selected “The Print of the Year” 1940.
Hornyansky has held one man shows in many cities in Europe, Canada, and the United States. He has contributed to the exhibitions of the Royal Canadian Academy, Ontario Society of Arts, Ottawa National Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, California Print-makers, American Academy of Design and the New York World Fair 1939. He died in 1965.

Source: World Affairs, January 1942.

Rosa, Salvator (1615-1673)

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  • Person
  • 1615-1673

Rosa was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, as well as a print-maker, poet and author of satires. He was active in Naples, Rome and Florence, and best known for his unconventional and romantic landscapes, as well as his rebellious nature. Rosa was indisputably a leader in that tendency towards the romantic and picturesque, called a proto-romantic. His landscapes avoided the idyllic and pastoral calm in the landscapes of Claude Lorrain (1600 – 1682) and Paul Bril (1554 – 1626), and created brooding, melancholic fantasies, awash in ruins and brigands. As a writer, Rosa was equally romantic in his descriptions and rebellious in his attitude towards convention.
Rosa began his training in Naples, notably with his future brother-in-law, Francesco Francanzano (1612 – 1657), who trained under the influential Spanish painter, Jusepe de Ribera (1591 – 1652), who Rosa may have trained with as well. It is also said that Rosa may have trained with the Naples painter, Aniello Falcone (1600 – 1665), who was also an apprentice to Ribera. After a brief trip to Rome, he returned to Naples and began painting his wildly romantic landscapes, eventually returning to Rome after 1638 painting one of his only altarpieces, Incredulity of Thomas.
Source Virtual Uffizi

Boyce, Richard F.

  • Family
  • 19th cent.-20th cent.

Richard Francis Boyce, son of William and Melinda Boyce, was born in 1861 in Rawdon. He married Mary Ellen Mason (1864-1948) in Rawdon in 1884. Together they had six children: Cornelia E. (b. 1884), Bertha L. (b. 1886), Oscar R. (b. 1888), Mary Mina. (b. 1891), Maude F. (b.1894), and Hazel Geraldine (b. 1902). Around 1904, Richard and Mary Ellen moved from Rawdon to Milby and purchased a farm there. Richard died in 1926 and Mary Ellen died in 1948.

Cornelia Boyce marred Edgar A. Orr. The couple owned a farm in Milby. Bertha Boyce married Olie Parker and moved to Sherbrooke. Oscar Boyce married Jennie Sophia McVety. Mary “Minne” Boyce married Silas McVety and moved to Sherbrooke. Maude Boyce married Leonard Graham and moved to Westmount. Hazel Boyce married David Tatley and moved to Belleville, Ontario.

Wheeler, John Austin

J. Wheeler was one of the prominent Knowlton photographers of the period. Wheeler has his own studio in Knowlton from 1890 to 1897. He specialised in portraits which can be found in this collection of photographs.

Lindsay, Doreen (1934- )

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  • Person
  • 1934-

Doreen Lindsay was born in London, Ontario in 1934. She studied at École Technique de Beal, London, Instituto Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal and Concordia University, Montréal. She has lived in Québec since 1959.
Excerpted from La Gravure au Québec (1940-1980) / Des aventures individuelles. by Gilles Daigneault and Ginette Deslauriers.

Hall, Thomas Herbert (1885-1972 )

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  • Person
  • 1885-1972

Thomas Herbert Hall was a commercial artist and illustrator who was born March 6th 1885 Hemsworth (Ackworth) Yorkshire England. His love for the Canadian landscape, wildlife and the outdoors was evident in his endless paintings during 1907-1972. A member of the Mortimer team, Tom Hall commercial works included posters, calendars and magazine cover work. His preferred media were oils, water, charcoal, pastels , paper and ink. He died April 17th 1972 at the Lakeshore Hospital Montréal Québec
Bio excerpted from Tom Hall website:

Laliberté, Norman (1925- )

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  • Person
  • 1925--

Mr. Laliberté was born in Worcester, Massachusetts but was raised in Montréal. He studied art at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, the Chicago Institute of Design, Canbrook Academy of Arts, Illinois Institute of Technology, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame University and he received an Honourary Doctorate from McGill University in 1986. In the mid-sixties he did a series of painting and banners illustrating medieval scenes incorporating much of the symbolism and ceremony associated with the Middle Ages.
Excerpted from source: Bernatchez, Raymond, "Un Canadien errant à Westmount et un autre, à Laval, qui devrait voyager",. La Presse, 19 avril, 1997.

Morgan, David (1943-2011)

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  • Person
  • 1943-2011

David Morgan was born in Montréal, Québec in 1943. In his lifetime, he traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Although these experiences influenced David’s Work, his roots were firmly tied to the Montréal-Eastern Townships region area. It is in this region that he painted and taught for forty years.
In the early 1960s, David graduated from the Montréal Museum of School of Art and Design where he studied painting under Arthur Lismer (1885-1969). He was awarded a one-year scholarship to study etching and engraving techniques with printmaker Moe Reinblatt (1917-1979). In 1982, David graduated from Bishop’s University with a B.A. Honours in Political Science. In 1994, he graduated from McGill University where he completed a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies. Within this broader scope of study, David never lost sight of its relevance to the world of Fine Arts. His McGill Master’s thesis was entitled The Origin and Use of Compositional Geometry in Christian Painting.
Throughout forty years, David taught Art and Art History at a variety of academic levels. He was an instructor of drawing, painting, design and printmaking at the Montréal Museum School of Art and Design; at Bishop’s College School he was the Art Master for seven years. Over the course of twenty-two years, Morgan taught Art History and Criticism as well as studio courses at Champlain College in Lennoxville; he also lectured in Art History at Bishop’s University.
From 1986 to 1990, Morgan developed and operated the David Morgan Art Gallery in Lennoxville, where he show cased works of contemporary, as well as late 19th and early 20th century art. When Morgan retired from teaching at Champlain College in 1997, he concentrated on his own painting and his ongoing work as a board member of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, which is dedicated to helping artists from around the world in their formative years.
Numerous galleries in Eastern Canada including the Gallery Moos in Montréal, the Neate Gallery in Halifax and Nancy Poole’s Studio in London, Ontario, have represented David Morgan over the years. His work may be found in several in several prominent collection such as the Bronfman Collection of the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, The Royal Bank of Canada Head Office at Place Ville Marie, Bishop’s University, Bishop’s College School, and several private collections in Canada and Europe. In addition, David’s work has been represented in such exhibitions as Man and His World (1969) in Montréal, the New Acquisitions show at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts in 1969 and again in the Museum’s collection show in 1976, and the Festival Lennoxville in 1972 and 1974. General exhibitions have also been held at the Royal Bank in Lennoxville, the Mill in North Hatley, the Waterville Gallery, the Piggery Theatre in North Hatley and the Rose Window in Knowlton. David Morgan died in Kingston Ontario in 2011.

Source from exhibition "David Morgan, 1943-2011 A Retrospective Interior Landscapes" held at Bishop's University Library , November 2012.

Hudspeth, Robert Norman (1862-1943)

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  • Person
  • 1862-1943

Robert Norman Hudspeth (1862-1943) was born in Caledonia, Ontario. As a young man, he studied Theology at Trinity in Toronto, but was never ordained. Bishop’s Principal Adams appointed him as a lecturer in Natural Sciences and then, three years later, he was appointed lecturer in Physics and Chemistry.
Mr. Hudspeth was a man of considerable musical ability, organizing the Choral Society in Lennoxville as well as directing the Lyric Club at Bishop’s. He played the piano, cello and organ. For a time he was the organist at St. George’s Church and his name appears on many musical programs as a cello soloist or with a string ensemble.
In 1895, Mr. Hudspeth took two years off to study art and sculpture in Paris. He was a member of the Ontario Society of Art and exhibited at the Toronto Industrial Exhibition at the turn of the century. He was primarily known for his portraits, landscapes and miniatures. In 1908, The New York Water Color Club accepted a landscape by him for its annual exhibition. One of his miniatures was accepted by the Pennsylvania Society of Miniature Paintings and in 1933 one of his miniatures won Honourable Mention at the Salon in Paris. Mr. Hudspeth’s interest in art included making pottery, which was known as Kilnburn Pottery, of which a number of pieces were shown at the exhibition of the Royal Canadian Art Association in Montreal in 1909. He experimented in his lab with various chemical combination to make rare and unusual glazes that made his pieces unique.
In 1909, he moved to Concord, Massachusetts, where he continued to teach and pursue his career in art. Before he left Lennoxville, he did this portrait of The Reverend Archibald Campbell Scarth, Rector of St. George’s Anglican Church and presented it to the church.
He died in 1943 at the age of 81.
(Excerpted from notes by Christine Ljungkull and Janet Motyer, 1993)

Goltzius, Hendrick (1558-1617)

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  • Person
  • 1558-1617

Hendrick Goltzius was a Dutch artist born in Muhlbracht, The Netherlands in 1558. Goltzius arrived in Haarlem at age nineteen. Two years later, he married a rich widow who helped him set up a workshop. He left Haarlem only once to visit Germany and Italy in 1590 to 1591, bringing home a more classical, naturalistic art that shifted Dutch artists away from the eccentric Mannerist style. His panoramic, open-air drawings of Holland's scenery, among the earliest Dutch landscapes, paved the way for younger artists like Rembrandt van Rijn.
Famous for his printmaking, Goltzius worked in secret and never showed an unfinished work. By 1600 he had abandoned the burin for the brush. His eyesight was failing due to years of painstaking work with engraving tools, and, like his contemporaries, he believed painting to be superior to printmaking. He died in 1617 in Haarlem, Netherlands, never achieving the same quality on panel as he had on paper.

Source: J. Paul Getty Museum

Harris, Robert (1849-1919)

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  • Person
  • 1849-1919

Robert Harris was born in Vale of Conway, Wales in 1849. In 1856, his family brought him with them to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. As a youngster, he was encouraged by his mother to paint. He graduated from Prince of Wales College, Charlottetown in 1863, began work as a land surveyor, and painted in spare time. It was not until 1867 that he traveled to Europe and visited many art galleries, which inspired him to become a professional painter. He began painting in Charlottetown in 1868 and was commissioned by Executive council of Prince Edward Island to paint speakers in House of Assembly 1871. He studied art in Boston 1873-74 under William Rimmer (1860-1879) and Thomas Dewing (1851-1938) and on return worked as a portrait painter. He returned to Europe for study in 1876-78 and copied old master, including paintings by Velasquez (1599-1660) at the National Gallery London. He studied under Alphonse Legros, (1837-1911) and painted in the atelier of Léon Bonnet (1868-1936) Paris. He painted in both oil and watercolour and completed many portraits including those of Earl of Aberdeen, Lord Strathcona, Lord Minto and Sir John A. Macdonald. He was chartered member of Royal Canadian Academy. He died in 1919 in Montréal and was buried in Charlottetown. Prince Edward Island.

Excerpted from "Early Painters and Engravers in Canada" p.148

Watt, Robin (1896-1964)

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  • Person
  • 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."
Source: New York Times obituary

Jack, Richard (1866-1952)

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  • Person
  • 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.
Source Wikipedia

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