Harris, Lawren Philips (1910-1994)

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Harris, Lawren Philips (1910-1994)

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1910-1994

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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. (excerpted from https://legionmagazine.com/en/2003/09/lawren-phillips-harris/ )

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