Born 22 April 1922 in Eureka California. He migrated with his family at the age of 3 years to Collingwood, Ontario.
In 1946, he entered Ontario College of Art as a Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) student. He was instructed by Franz Johnson and mentored by Fred Varley who influenced his painting style. Both men belonged to the famous Group of Seven. He attended the Art Student’s League in New York City for one year.
He returned to Canada, opened a stained glass studio and did illustrations for Taylor Advertising, Weekend Magazine the Star Weekly and the National Film Board. His friend Duncan Macpherson guided him in his journalistic art.
He became an instructor at Algonquin Composite School and Ferris Secondary School.
He died 31 October 1999 at Meaford General Hospital.
Star Weekly Magazine, 24 February 1962: “Tall Tales of the North.” Writ., unknown.
Canadian Weekly, date unknown. “They’re Building Another Bluenose.” Writ., Constance Mungall. A double page painting done specifically for the Canadian Weekly.
Taken from the website of the KBros Maroosis Art Centre in North Bay, Ontario