Born: 1924 in Toronto.
A member of Painters 11, he was a pioneer in the Abstract Painting movement in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.
Jean McMaster became good friends with Jean Townsend, and through this friendship we learn the details about the legend of Harold Town’s involvement with Anglo-American. Jean Townsend who was also working at Anglo-American was going out with Harold Town while both were attending the Ontario College of Art., Townsend suggested to Town that he get a summer job at Anglo-American. He did but his career was quite short as he was fired for “improving” on Captain Marvel.
After an illustrious career as one of Canada’s foremost painters, he died 26 December 1990 of cancer.
The Collected Poems Of Earle Birney, 2 vols. Writ., Earle Birney. McClelland & Stewart Ltd., 1975. Front piece in both volumes a portrait of Birney done 3/11/70.
DISC AUDIO 33 RPM:
Layton. Poet, Irving Layton. Caedmon Records Canada, no date. ML-7002.
WRITER & ILLUSTRATOR:
PERIODICAL TEXT & GRAPHIC:
Chickadee, 1-1, Jan. 1979: “The ice rage of Inugrump”: 15-17.
P11: Painters 11: The Wild Ones Of Canadian Art. Writ., Iris Nowell. Douglas & McIntyre, 2010.
The story attached to this Grand Slam Comics January 1944cover is that Anglo-American had devised stick on character faces for its artists so that the faces would remain consistent, Harold Town viewing himself as a good artist, refused to use these stick on faces and when Anglo-American insisted he drew “Captain Marvel Junior” with his back to the reader.