North Bay, Ontario in 1897
Tacoma Washington USA under sculptor Victor Alonzo Lewis
studied under Franklin Carmichael and J.E.H. MacDonald in Toronto
Royal Canadian Academy
Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour
Ontario Society of Artists.
Worked as a commercial artist for Sampson Matthews Limited for over 37 years where he struck up a life long friendship with fellow employee A.J. Casson.
Born in North Bay, Ontario, he had an early interest in art and in later years studied at Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A. under sculptor Victor Alonzo Lewis. He then returned to Canada and studied under Franklin Carmichael and J.E.H. MacDonald in Toronto. He worked as a commercial artist for Sampson Matthews Limited for over 37 years. In painting he was noted as early as 1932 by A.H. Robson as one of the younger painters who had shown originality and ability. He has done mostly landscapes in realistic and impressionistic styles using as media oils and water colors. He was elected Associate, Royal Canadian Academy (1947), member Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (1931), Ontario Society of Artists (1933). He is represented in many private collections in Canada and the United States.
Colin S. MacDonald
A Dictionary of Canadian Artists, volumes 1-8 by Colin S. MacDonald, and volume 9 (online only), by Anne Newlands and Judith Parker
National Gallery of Canada / Musée des beaux-arts du Canada