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

  • 1993_
  • 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

Goltzius, Hendrick (1558-1617)

  • 1993_004
  • 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 http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/artists/415/hendrick-goltzius-dutch-1558-1617/

Wolf, Joseph (1820-1899)

  • 1993_010
  • 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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Wolf

Hudspeth, Robert Norman (1862-1943)

  • 1993_016
  • 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)

Notman, William (1826-1891) Fraser, John Arthur (1838-1898)

  • 1993_018
  • Person
  • W. Notman (1826-1891) and J.A. Fraser (1838-1898)

William Notman was a photographer and businessperson who was born in 1826 in Paisley, Scotland and died in Montreal in 1891. John Arthur Fraser was an artist and businessperson who was born in 1838 in London, England and died in 12898 in New York City. In 1860, Mr. Fraser was engaged as an artist by the Montreal firm of William Notman, not only to tint portrait photographs but also to head the newly formed Art Department.
Excerpted from Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Dennis Reid

Morgan, David (1943-2011)

  • 1993_019
  • 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.

de Molina, Valentino [Count] (1879-1954)

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  • Person
  • 1879-1954

Born at Savannah, Georgia. Studied at the Académie Julian, Paris, under Jean Paul Laurens and Lucien Simon. Lived for a time (c. 1915-16) at Lennoxville, Québec.
Excerpted from The National Gallery of Canada by R. H. Hubbard. University of Toronto Press 1959.

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.

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: http://www.tomhallart.ca

Correia, Jean Michel (1958- )

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  • Person
  • 1958-

Originally from France, artist Jean-Michel Correia (1958- ) has been established in Montréal for many years. His academic background in architecture and fine arts led him to studio arts, which he has been practising for 35 years. At once colourful and minimalist, his works have been exhibited in cities such as Paris, New York, Miami, and Seoul. Jean-Michel Correia has taught in the Design department of the Faculté de l’aménagement at the Université de Montréal, and in the Master’s program in Pratiques artistiques actuelles at the Université de Sherbrooke. He is also a curator, an art critic, and a doctoral candidate in Études et pratiques des arts at UQAM.
Excerpted from La Galerie Blanche https://galerieblanche.com/en/artist/jean-michel-correia-2/

Wilson, Richard D., (1920-1994)

  • 1993_040
  • 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)

  • 1993_045
  • 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. «

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 https://www.virtualuffizi.com/salvator-rosa.html

Butler, Vaughn

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  • Person
  • 20thc

Vaughn Butler is a Montreal artist who was an instructor of painting and drawing at Bishop's University in 1981.

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.

Hornyansky, Nicholas (1896-1965)

  • 1993_052
  • 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.

Barwick, John A.

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  • Person
  • 1912- (?)

John A. Barwick, born at Toronto Ontario, December 22, 1912, was known for his portraits and winter landscapes of the Laurentian region of Québec, an area just outside of Montréal. Barwick studied under J.S. (1868-1940) and Hortense Gordon (1886-1961) at Wentworth School of Art in Hamilton, Ontario. He came to Montreal in 1945 and worked as a graphic designer for Brigdens Limited, Rapid, Grip and Batten Limited, E.S. & A. Robinson's Limited and many others. As a portrait painter and landscape artist he was represented by the Walter Klinkhoff Gallery and Colbert Gallery in Montréal, and Roberts Gallery in Toronto.
His paintings were shown at Canadian Royal Academy and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Death date (?)
Information excerpted from John Barwick biography by Walter Klinkhoff Gallery, 1992.

Richardson, Margaret Thornton, (1882-1968)

  • 1993_056
  • 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.

MacDonald, Thoreau (1901-1989 )

  • 1993_057
  • Person
  • 1901-1989

"Thoreau MacDonald, illustrator, designer, painter (born at Toronto, 21 April 1901; died at Toronto 30 May 1989) was self-taught but worked with his father, J.E. H. MacDonald (1873-1932). Colour blindness forced him to work mainly in black and white. His illustrations, particularly for the Ryerson Press and magazine Canadian Forum, typified a whole period of Canadian Illustration in the 1920s and 1930s. Certain technical mannerisms characterized his work; skies are a series of parallel horizontal lines; clouds are simplified ameboid shapes and trees look like skeletons of conch shells; and his animals recall the art of the ancient Near East, appearing full face or usually, in profile. In general, his subjects recalled his father’s but favoured Ontario farmland. He was one of the first artists in Canada to study factories and construction, but his work is most memorable for his delight in nature."
Source: Thoreau MacDonald the Canadian Encyclopedia https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/thoreau-macdonald

Grier, Sir 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"

Boothroyd, Lois M. (1885-1956)

  • 1993_059
  • Person
  • 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.

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.

Barwick, John A. (1912- ? )

  • 1993_061
  • Person
  • 1912- (?)

John A. Barwick, born at Toronto Ontario, December 22, 1912, was known for his portraits and winter landscapes of the Laurentian region of Québec, an area just outside of Montréal. Barwick studied under J.S. (1868-1940) and Hortense Gordon (1886-1961) at Wentworth School of Art in Hamilton, Ontario. He came to Montreal in 1945 and worked as a graphic designer for Brigdens Limited, Rapid, Grip and Batten Limited, E.S. & A. Robinson's Limited and many others. As a portrait painter and landscape artist he was represented by the Walter Klinkhoff Gallery and Colbert Gallery in Montréal, and Roberts Gallery in Toronto.
His paintings were shown at Canadian Royal Academy and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Death date (?)
Information excerpted from John Barwick biography by Walter Klinkhoff Gallery, 1992.

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.

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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Jack

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.

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 https://www.nytimes.com/1964/09/12/archives/henry-r-watt-67-a-canadian-artist.html

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