McLAREN John (Jack) Wilson
Photo by Yousf Karsh, Let’s All Hate Toronto, Oct. 1956: Dust jacket.
Born 11 August 1896 in Edinburgh Scotland. Immigrated to Canada in 1908.
During World War 1, he was a performer, satirist and playwright for the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Comedy Company. He was later transferred to the Dumbells Canadian Army entertainment group and continued with them in their post war performances.
Member of the Ontario Society of Artists and the Toronto Arts and Letters Club.
Died 12 April 1988 in London Ontario.
A play about his life, The Life That Jack Built by David Fox was produced at Blyth Festival Theatre in1980.
Our Great Ones: Twelve Caricatures Cut In Linoleum By Jack McLaren, With Footnotes By Merrill Denison And Forward By E.J. Pratt. Ryerson Press, 1932.
PERIODICAL TEXT & GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:
Content panel cartoon:
Goblin, IV-9, March 1924: 17 (full page).
Goblin, V-1, July 1924: 19 (full page).
BOOK TEXT COLLECTION
The Flying Bull And Other Tales. Writ., Watson Kirkconnell. Oxford University Press Ltd. 1940.
WRITER & ILLUSTRATOR:
BOOK TEXT & GRAPHIC:
Content humour & Cover dust jacket:
Let’s All Hate Toronto. Kingswood House, 1956. A humorous look at Toronto over its history – and a humorous jab at Toronto haters.
The Life of John Wilson McLaren. Writ. & ed., John D. McLaren. McLaren Press Graphics Ltd., no date. Includes reminiscences by John Wilson McLaren plus a selections of his paintings, drawings and cut linoleum prints.
Soldiers of Song: The Dumbells and Other Canadian Concert Parties of the First World War. Writ., Jason Wilson. Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2012.
Goblin, IV-9, March 1924: 17.
Goblin, V-1, July 1924: 19.
Let’s All Hate Toronto. Kingswood House, Oct. 1956. Dust jacket.