GORDON John Sloan
Raised in Hamilton, He was employed in a railway office at 16 years. Three years later he joined the Art Department of the Howell Lithographing Company and attended night classes at the Hamilton Art School. By opening a studio and painting watercolours he was able to accumulate enough money to go to Paris in 1895 where he studied drawing at Julien’s and under Constant and Laurens. He stayed in London, Edinburgh and Glasgow returning to Canada in 1897. Again in Hamilton, he designed book covers, illustrations for Canadian Magazine, the Christmas issues of the Toronto Globe and decorative drawings for Fraser’s books published by Charles Scribner. He illustrated the Master of Life by W.D. Lighthall of Montréal. He was a member of the Ontario Society of Artists and head of the Art Department of the Hamilton Technical School.
Canadian Bookman, Jan. 1919: “Some Canadian Illustrators. “ Writ., St. George Burgoyne: 23-24.