Item 1994_001 - Portrait of George Whalley

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Portrait of George Whalley

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George Whalley, 1915-1983, Poet and Scholar

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  • Attributions and conjectures: Mrs. Elizabeth Whalley presented Bishop's University with this specially commissioned sculpture in memory of her late husband Dr. George Whalley (1915-1983), poet and scholar. He earned both his B.A. and M.A. at Bishop's (in addition to degrees from Oxford and London) and went on to an academic career of great distinction at Queen's University. Source: Excerpted from article by Garry Retzleff in the The Communicator, November 1994, page 19.

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CA BU BUArtColl-1994_001

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  • 1983 (Creation)
    Whalley, Peter (1921-2007)

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1 sculpture : bronze ; 23.0 x 13.5 x 10.0 cm

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Peter Whalley, the younger brother of George Whalley, was one of the first cartoonists in Canada to display a warped, sardonic sense of humour on the editorial pages of a newspaper when he started drawing for the Montréal Standard in the early 1940s. Whalley, the son of an Anglican clergyman, was born in Brockville, Ontario in 1921. He grew up in Halifax where he attended the Nova Scotia College of Art. He died in St. Jerome, Quebec in 2007.
Source: Excerpted from article" Cartoonist displayed sardonic humour" by Alan Hustak in the Montreal Gazette, 22 September, 2007.

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Whalley, Elizabeth


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