SNELGROVE Charles Reginald

Born in Toronto May 23, 1893, he attended the Ontario College of Art and studied under John Russell.

During World War 1, he served with the Canadian Army Service Corps at Omsk in Siberia. And crossed Siberia with the Allied forces which accompanied the Czech Army’s historic march.

He first worked with the Toronto Star then transferred to the Evening Telegram [Toronto] circa 1932 where he served as a newspaper artist. He illustrated Ted McCall’s cartoon adventure strip “Robin Hood and Company” from its beginning September 23, 1935 till ill health forced him to stop about the end of January 1940. He died in the Toronto General Hospital June 3, 1940.

Charles Snelgrove was an established painter in oils and a member of the Toronto Art Gallery and the Royal Canadian Yacht Club.


Article newspaper:

Globe & Mail, 4 June 1940: “C. Snelgrove Dies Aged 45.” 12.