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Product Tag: William Arthur Winter (Canadian 1909-1996)

“A timeless psychological study [of youth].” ~Constance MacKay

Artist Biography: WINTER, William Arthur (Canadian, 1909-1996) Born in Winnipeg and working living in Toronto from the 1940s onwards, Winter became known in the 1950s for his lively city scenes, many depicting children in a modern realist style. His subjects also inlucde, portraits, figures and the prarie landscape. He painted in oil, acrylic, and watercolour, and drew with pencil and coloured chalk. STUDIED: Winnipeg School of Art (1923-1929) under John Lionel LeMoine Fitzgerald. COMMERCIAL WORK: Brigdens, Winnipeg; Wookey, Winter, Bush (1942-1955) personal advertising firm started alongside Lesley Wookey and Jack Bush; INDEPENDANT WORK: Artist (1955-1996); Canadian Pacific Rail; Robert S. McLaghlin Public Library, Oshawa; Standard Iron and Steel Company; Children’s Aid Society, Toronto; Seagrams Ltd. PUBLIC WORK: Ontario College of Art, Teacher; Artist’s Workshop, Toronto, Teacher. SELECTED EXHIBITIONS: Roberts Gallery (‘59,60,62,63,65,67,69,71,
73,75,77,79,81,83,85,87,89,91,93); Gallery Walter Klinkhoff (every 2 yrs.); Wells Gallery, Ottawa, (1970, 74); Upstairs Gallery, Winnipeg (1972); Galerie Gavreau, Montreal, QC (1972); Kensington Fine Art Gallery, Calgary. SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS: Canadian Group of Painters (1945); Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (1945-1953); Canadian Pictures 1951, Vancouver Art Gallery (1983). SELECTED COLLECTIONS: National Gallery of Canada; Art Gallery of Ontario; Vancouver Art Gallery; Art Gallery of Hamilton; London Regional Art Gallery; Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa; National Gallery of Auckland, New Zealand; Brock University, St. Catharines; Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand; London Regional Art Gallery, London; Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario; and many more coillections, public & private. SELECTED AWARDS: JWL FOrster Award, Ontario SOciety of Artists (1943); SELECTED MEMBERSHIPS: Manitoba Society of Artists, Member (1934); Ontario Society of Artists, Member (1938); Canadian SOciety of Painters in Watercolour, Member, Treasurer (1945) President (1946-48); Canadian Group of Painters (1945); Royal Academy of Arts (1953). (Source: Many thanks to Parker and MacDonald!)

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