Biography of WILLIAM ARTHUR WINTER

WINTER, William Arthur RCA, CGP, CSPWC, OSA (1909-1996). Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Winter studied under Frank H. Johnston and Lionel LeMoine Fitzgerald at the Winnipeg School of Art (1923-1929, 1930-1935). He also travelled and painted in Italy (1963) and Spain (1965). Working in oil, acrylic, watercolour, pencil and colour chalk drawings, he is best known for his city genre scenes with children. His subjects also include portraits, figures and landscape. He worked as a commercial artist at Brigden’s, Winnipeg before moving to Toronto, Ontario in 1937. He was President of the CSPWC (1946-1948) and died in England. He exhibited with the RCA in 1945-1963, and his work is in the collections of the AGO, NGC and VAG.

 

Biography courtesy of The Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction: Volume IV: S-Z

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