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Peter Harris

Born in Toronto, 1932
 / Died in December 12, 1993

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Biography

HARRIS, Alfred Peter

Born in Toronto, Ontario, he studied at the Ontario College of Art under Alfsen, Hagan, Pepper, Ogilvie, Nichols, Schaefer, Freifeld and MacDonald: also at the San Miguel Allende school in Mexico and he did copies of Master’s Drawings at the Lou­vre, Paris. He won a third year travelling scholarship while at the Ontario College of Art. He was appointed Curator of the St. Catharines and District Arts Council in 1960 now located at Rodman Hall in St. Catharines. He was a member of the Canadian Society of Graphic Art, and taught at the Ontario College of Art (1959)

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

Studied at

Ontario College of Art, 1951-55
Honour Graduate Drawing & Painting
Received Drawing & Painting Scholarship in Third Year
Spent summer of 1954 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Professional Activities

Display Designer, Eaton's, 1956-57
Owned & operated Hayter Gallery, Toronto, 1957
Toured galleries & museums of Europe.
Lived in Paris for a year studying master drawings at the Louvre, 1958
Taught Painting & Drawing at O.C.A. Evening Classes, 1959
Appointed Curator of St. Catharines & District Arts Council where he is responsible for overall managing and growth of Centre (Rodman Hall) since the incorporation in 1960.
Art Instructor, Ridley College, 1965-66
Appointed Director, St. Catharines & District Arts Council, 1966
President, Ontario Association of Art Galleries, 1971-72
Member, Ontario Arts Council, 1981-87
Honourary Doctorate of Laws Degree, Brock University, 1985

Solo Exhibitions

Ontario Society of Artists, 196l
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1962 (juried)
Dorothy Cameron Gallery, Toronto, 1963,64,65
London Regional Art Gallery, 1963-65
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts - Survey 68, 1968
Roberts Gallery, 1969,70,73,74,75,77,79,81,85,87,91,93,95
Art Gallery of Hamilton, 1970-72 (juried)
London Regional Art Gallery, 1970-72 (juried)
Glendon College, 1974
Art Gallery of Windsor - Survey Exhibition, 1977
Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 1979
The Gallery/Stratford, 1986

Collections

Bronfman Collection, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Sir George Williams University
Rodman Hall Art Centre
Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery
Art Gallery of Windsor
Confederation Art Gallery, P.E.I.
Canada Council Art Bank
Northern & Central Gas Company
Royal Bank of Canada
Norcen Energy Resources
Canada Trust Company
York Club, Toronto