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Jackson, Alexander Young (1882-1974)

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  • 1882-1974

Born in 1882 in Montréal, Quebec, A.Y. Jackson was a founding member of the Group of Seven. Eventually working mainly in oil, he received his earliest artistic training in his hometown of Montréal when he went to work for lithography company at age of 12. He began his formal studies in 1902, first working under William Brymner (1855-1925) at the Art Association of Montréal, and later at the Chicago Art Institute from 1905 to 1907. Immediately following his education in North America, Jackson traveled to Paris to study under Jean Paul Laurens (1838-1921) at the Académie Julian where he was heavily influenced by Impressionism. Subsequent to his studies, he traveled and painted England, France and Italy, and returned to Québec in 1914.With their focus on capturing the Canadian landscape, the paintings that Jackson produced upon his return attracted the attention of fellow artist J.E. H. MacDonald (1873-1932) and Lawren Harris (1885-1970). They eventually convinced Jackson to move to Toronto, where he shared a studio with Tom Thomson (1877-1917) and become involved in all major group trips to Algonquin Park, Georgian Bay, Algoma and the North Shore.Jackson exhibited with the Group of Seven throughout the 1920s. He also made regular sketching trips to Québec in the spring, travelled to regions such as the Canadian Artic in the summer and returned to the studio in Toronto to paint his canvases.
With a career that remained active into his eighties, Jackson exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts from 1904- 1957 and with the Art Association of Montreal from 1903 to 1946. He died in Kleinberg, Ontario in 1974.

Landseer, Sir Edward, R.A. (1802-1873)

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  • 1802-1873

Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (1802 –1873) was an English painter and sculptor, well known for his paintings of animals – particularly horses, dogs, and stags. However, his best-known works are the lion sculptures at the base of Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square in London, England.

MacDonald, J.E.H. (1873-1932)

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  • 1873-1932

James Edward Hervey MacDonald was born in England in 1873. He arrived in Canada in 1887 and settled in Hamilton, Ontario. In 1890 the family moved to Toronto where MacDonald became an apprentice at the Toronto Lithography Company. In1893, while still working as an apprentice, he started taking classes at Central Ontario School of Art and Designs. In 1902 he became a member of the Toronto Art Students League. In May of 1920 the first exhibition of the Group of Seven took place, of which J.E.H. MacDonald was one of the founding members. He worked at the Ontario College of Art as an instructor of decorative and commercial design. He died of a stroke in Novemeber 1932.

Morrice, James Wilson (1865-1924)

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  • 1865-1924

James Wilson Morrice was born in 1865 in Montréal, Québec, the third of seven sons of a wealthy textile manufactuer, David Morrice. After completing a BA and legal studies at the University of Toronto he convinced his father to send him to Europe for his art education where he enrolled in Académie Julian. He was particularly attracted to Henri-Joseph Harpignies's (1819 –1916) landscapes and had the artist critque his work every week for a fee. He was known for his technique of doing small panel sketches on site and then taking these home to his studio to make larger canvases. He formed close relationships with other French artists such as Matisse. He is represented by in collections both across Canada and Europe. He died in 1924 in Tunis, Tunisa, after a long illness.

Thomson, Tom (1877-1917)

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  • 1877-1917

Tom Thomson was a Canadian artist born in Ontario in 1877. He was known for his colourful paintings of the Algoma region and he was the inspiration for Group of Seven painters. He died in Algonquin Park in 1917.

Bowen, Alice (1825-1913)

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  • 1825-1913

Alice Bowen was born 3 July 1825 in Quebec City to Edward Bowen and Eliza Davidson. She died 14 December 1913.

Bompas, George J. (1812-1889)

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  • 1812-1889

Dr. G. J. Bompas was born in Bristol, England on September 12, 1812. Studied medicine in Cambridge and Edinburgh, F.R.C.S. . Married Marianne Bedonne in 1838. They had twelve children. Came to Canada in 1860 and settled in Bury Township; did not practice medicine. Taught Botany and Art at Stanstead College and Bishop's College. He did a great many drawings and paintings of the Eastern Townships. Died in Lennoxville, on June 23, 1889.

Cripps, William H. (1907-1988)

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  • 1907-1988

William H. Cripps (known as Bill) was born in Montréal in 1907. He spent his early years in Ontario before moving to the Eastern Townships, Québec. After four years in the Canadian Air Force during the WW II, he returned to Ulverton, north of Richmond. While living there he worked as art director for Dennison, a Drummondville manufacturer of such paper products as doilies and Christmas decorations. He spent several years creating black and white lino-cut illustrations for the "The Stanstead Journal" before moving to North Hatley. In 1967 his daughter attended classses at Bishop's. It was at this time he became interested in helping develop an art collection at Bishop's. He felt that "a good college should have good pictures on the walls-not an art gallery...but good paintings, wood cuts, prints , etchings, on the walls of the common room, the study areas, the library, the reception halls - so that in living with them for four years, a taste for excellence would be formed... ". He demonstrated his keen interest by donating some of his own work and some works he had collected. Bill Cripps died in 1988.

Lewis, Stanley (1930-2006)

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  • 1930-2006

Stanley Lewis, sculptor, photographer and internationally renowned art teacher, was born in Montréal in 1930. He trained at the School of Art and Design at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts under such well-known Canadian artists as Arthur Lismer (1885-1969) and Jacques de Tonnancour (1917-2005). He graduated first in his class with Honours diploma in graphics, design and sculpture. Lewis is a Canadian pioneer in colour stone-cut prints, using a technique of printmaking in which he produces separate stone-cuts for each colour of the print and uses transparent inks to achieve subtle colour relationships. His works are held in many public collections such as the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Québec, the National Gallery of Canada as well as in numerous private collections. Lewis died in 2006 at the Montréal Jewish General Hospital.

Dickson, Jennifer (1936- )

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  • 1936-

Jennifer Dickson emigrated to Canada in 1969. Born in the Republic of South Africa in 1936, she studied at Goldsmiths’ College School of Art (University of London, England) from 1954 - 1959; and from 1960 - 1965 was an Associate of the prestigious graphic workshop, Atelier 17 in Paris, studying under the late S.W. Hayter. She has lived and worked in England, France, Jamaica and the U.S.A. In 1974 she became a Canadian Citizen. Since 1962, Jennifer Dickson has had more than 60 one-person exhibitions in six countries and has participated in more than 400 group exhibitions. She has been a guest lecturer at nine U.S.A. Universities, and has been invited to speak across Canada at Canadian art schools and universities.

Schweitzer, John A. (1952- )

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  • 1952-

Born in Simcoe, Ontario in 1952, John A. Schweitzer is a well-established Montréal artist. He has a B.A. Honours Visual Arts, from University of Western Ontario (1974) a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from York University, Toronto (1978) and pursued post-graduate studies at McGill University in architecture, film, literature and theater. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions including at the Goethe-Institute, Toronto, (1999) Galerie Christiane Chassay, Montréal, and Visual Arts Center, Montréal, (2001). He has received numerous awards for his artist Achievements and philanthropy . Schweitzer lives and works in Montréal.

Suzor-Coté, Marc-Aurèle de Foy (1869-1937)

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  • 1869-1937

Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté was born in Arthabaska County, Québec in 1869. A painter, sculptor and church decorator, he was primarily known for his landscapes of the thawing winter rivers of Arthabaska. As a young man he apprenticed with painter-decorator Joseph-Thomas Rousseau (1852-1896). Together, they decorated several churches in and around Arthabaska. Looking to further his education in art, Suzor-Coté took the first of many trips to France in 1891.
Inspired by French painters like Jean-François Millet (1814-1875), Suzor-Coté began to focus on local farmers. In 1909, he recived a commission to paint Sir Wilfred Laurier. Suzor-Coté received many awards and distinctions, including the bronze medal at the 1900 Paris World Fair. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He died in Florida in 1937.

Paulette, Robert E., M.D. (1930-2020)

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  • 1930-1920

Dr. Robert Paulette was born in Sherbrooke in 1930. He graduated from Sherbrooke High School and was awarded a McConnell Scholarship to study at McGill, where he obtained and B.Sc. degree and an M.D. After a year's internship in Montréal, he went to the USA to pursue postgraduate studies in general and thoracic surgery. In New York he studied at the NYU Bellevue Medical Center as well as at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Centre. In 1961, he joined the staff at Sherbrooke Hospital, where he became Chief of Surgery.
Dr. Paulette's interest in photography goes back as far as his teenage years, when he was given the gift of a camera from a soldier after World War II.
He died on March 21, 2020, after a short battle with cancer, in Calgary, Alberta.

Merola, Mario (1931- )

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  • 1931-

Mario Merola was born in Montréal in 1931 and attended the École des beaux-arts de Montréal from 1946-1952, where he studied decoration with painter Maurice Raymond (1912-2006), Stanley Cosgrove, (1911- 2002) Umberto Bruni. (1914-2021) He served as director of the Académie Internationale des Beaux-Arts du Québec In 1952 he went to France to take a set design course at the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. He then attended the Place-des-arts encounter work shop after which he was hired as a costume designer at Radio-Canada. Starting in 1957, Merola produced numerous murals integrated with architecture, including one in Canadian pavilion at the Brussels Work Fair and those in Sherbrooke and Charlevoix Metro stations.

Bury, Brenda (1932- )

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  • 1932-

Brenda Bury is a portrait artist who was born, educated, and trained in England. She took an Honours Degree in Fine Art at the University of Reading in order to study with Anthony Betts, himself a pupil and friend of Sargent, Whistler and Sickert. Brenda began her professional life by painting Lord and Lady St. Oswald at their estate, Nostell Priory in Yorkshire. Throughout their lives, these, her first sitters, were her friends and patrons. Brenda Bury took a studio in London's Chelsea, but before doing this, she went to Canada for just over a year, where she painted portraits, beginning with the then Prime Minister Mr. Diefenbaker. In 1964, she painted Lord Mountbatten of Burma at his house, Broadlands. He became an enthusiastic supporter of her work, and it was he who was able to arrange for her to paint the Queen. She now works on both sides of the Atlantic from her base in Toronto where she lives with her husband, scientist John Polanyi.

Vogt, Adolphe (1842-1871)

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  • 1842-1871

Adolphe Vogt (1842-1871)
Canadian artist, born in Germany.

Lewis, Hubert E. (1912-1985)

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  • 1912-1985

Mr. Hubert E. Lewis was born August 22, 1912 in Montréal, Québec. After graduating from Winnipeg's Western Bible College in 1946, he moved to Lennoxville and started a Pentecostal Church currently known as "Oasis". He worked as Chief accountant for Bishop's University from 1958 - 1980. His wife, Jeanie Lewis, worked in the Records Office of Bishop's and his three children are Bishop's graduates. He died November 27, 1985 in Sherbrooke.

Hall, Thomas Herbert (1885-1972 )

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  • 1885-1972

Thomas Herbert Hall was a commercial artist and illustrator who was born March 6th, 1885 in Hemsworth (Ackworth) Yorkshire England. Tom Hall's 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

Ballantyne, John S. (1944- )

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  • 1944-

John Ballantyne was born in Montréal in 1944. His earliest painting classes were with Alfred Pinsky (1921-1999) and Arthur Lismer (1885-1969). Following High School he studied civil engineering but left these studies in 1967 to return to painting. In 1968, he joined the New School of Art in Toronto. After one year he left to work in Nice, France and there he worked in "Centre artistique de rencontres internationales" , part of "L'École nationale d'art décoratif de Nice". In 1970, he was offered a studio in the village of Cagnes near Nice. His work quickly evolved from colour-field through photo-realism into a soft, quiet style of realism called by critics "hyper-surrealism". Following some early successes in England and France, John returned to Québec in late 1973. He set a studio outside of Sutton in order to develop his work in an isolated environment. From Sutton his works have found their way around the world and into collections across Canada, the United States, France, England and Denmark.

Bourgeois, Aldéric, (1876-1962)

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  • 1876-1962

Aldéric Bourgeois was an Illustrator and painter who was born in Montréal in 1876. He studied drawing in Montréal under Edmond Dyonnet RCA (1859–1954). He attended the Art Association of Montréal under William Brymner, CMG RCA (1855 –1925) for three years. Later on he studied illustration with American Jesse Leach France (1862-1926). Bourgeois was a leading French Canadian cartoonist for a time and he worked for La Presse ( Montréal) La Patrie ( Montréal) in 1903 and several Amercian newspapers. Earlier in his career he painted landscapes and sold them at auction in Montréal. He died in 1962.

Forrestall, Thomas De Vany (1936- )

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  • 1936-

Tom Forrestall is a Canadian painter born in Middleton, Nova Scotia in 1936. After graduating in 1958 from Mount Allison University (where he studied with Alex Colville (1920-2013) ) he was assistant curator at Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton. The following year he became a full time painter. His realistic works, often done in egg tempera, convey his ideas of the East Coast landscape and its dwellings. He painted a large number of out-of-doors watercolours, which express much the same ideas as his egg tempera work, but in a more relaxed, and joyous mood. He became an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1986.

Excelsior Glass Company

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  • 1878-1883

The Foster Brothers of the St. John, Québec (now known as Saint-Jean-sur Richelieu) glass factory was bought by the Yuile Brothers in 1878 and renamed the Excelsior Glass Company. In 1880 they moved the operation to Montréal and remained there until 1883. In 1883, they transferred to another location in Montréal and changed the name to the North American Glass Company, incorporated in 1883. The firm operated under that name until 1891 when it became the Diamond Glass Company. Operations were carried on under that name until 1902. In that year, the name was changed to the Diamond Flint Glass Company Ltd. The Diamond Flint Glass Company Ltd. acquired control of the all-important Burlington Glass Works, the Hamilton Glass Works, the Nova Scotia Glass Company of Trenton, Nova Scotia, the Lamont Glass Company, and, through its successor the Diamond Flint Glass Company, additional glass factories in Québec and Ontario.

Hellebuyck, Victor (1950- )

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  • 1950-

Originally from El Salvador, South America, Victor came to the Eastern Townships in 1980 (with his wife who is a native Québecer) to escape the war in El Salvador. He began his studies in Biology and Fine Arts at Bishop's University. He often wandered around the Johnville Bog, armed with sketchbooks and butterfly nets to procure subjects for his watercolour paintings. In 1984, a series of six postage stamps with his birds were published by the El Salvador Post office.

Plamondon, Antoine (1804-1895)

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  • ca. 1804-1895

Portrait painter Antoine Sébastien Plamondon was born in St. Roch, Québec in 1804. Plamondon began his art career at the age of fifteen, apprenticed to Joseph Legaré (1795-1855). Legaré was restoring paintings which had been shipped to Québec from France to be safe from the French Revolution and Plamondon learned to paint by helping him. In 1826 his talent was recognized by Vicar-General of Quebéc and he was sent to France to study further. there he studied under Paulin Guérin (1783-18550 who was portrait painter to Charles X. Travelling to Venice, Florence and Rome, he copied works of early Italian painters before returning to Québec. He painted over fifty portraits of upper bourgeoisie of Québec City. He is represented in collections across Canada such as Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, McGill University, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Art Gallery of Ontario and in many private collections. He died in Neuville, Québec in 1895.

Jeffreys, Thomas (ca. 1719-1771)

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  • ca. 1719-1771

Thomas Jefferys was a prolific map publisher, engraver, and cartographer based in London. Jefferys was apprenticed to Emanuel Bowen, a prominent mapmaker and engraver and he also had several collaborators and partners throughout his career. His first atlas, The Small English Atlas, was published with Thomas Kitchin in 1748-9. Later, he worked with Robert Sayer on A General Topography of North America (1768); Sayer also published posthumous collections with Jefferys' contributions including The American Atlas, The North-American Pilot, and The West-India Atlas.
Jefferys was the Geographer to Frederick Prince of Wales and, from 1760, to King George III. Mostly due to opportunities offered by the Seven Years' War, he is best known today for his maps of North America, and for his central place in the map trade—he not only sold maps commercially, but also imported the latest materials and had ties to several government bodies for whom he produced materials.
Upon his death in 1771, his workshop passed to his partner, William Faden, and his son, Thomas Jr. However, Jefferys had gone bankrupt in 1766 and some of his plates were bought by Robert Sayer. Sayer, who had partnered in the past with Philip Overton (d. 1751), specialized in (re)publishing maps. In 1770, he collaborated with John Bennett and many Jefferys maps were republished by the duo.

Wellge, Henry (1850-1917)

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  • 1850-1917

Henry Wellge was a German born lithographer who immigrated to United States in 1871. His name first appeared in Milwaukee in 1878, and from 1879 to 1884, he worked for Joseph J. Stoner, lithographer and publisher. From 1884 to 1886, Wellge was in a partnership with George E. Norris, and that firm eventually became Norris, Wellge and Company. He was known for his "Bird's Eye View" maps of Québec and many cities in America. In 1886, he formed his own company, Henry Wellge and Company. He died in 1917.

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