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HB was the columnist for the Ladies Tea Talk feature in Dominion Illustrated. She frequently included drawings of fashions. [source - Jaleen Grove]

Babin, Robert
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bachle, Leoafter -
"Leo Bachle was born in Toronto and was educated at Danforth Technical School and the Ontario College of Art. Late in 1941, while a student at Danforth Tech, Bachle was recruited, to work for the Toronto comics publisher Bell Features. In February 1942, Bachle's national superhero, Johnny Canuck, made his debut in [Cy] Bell's Dime Comics. During the next two years, Bachle would also create a number of other heroes, such as Wild Bill, the Brain and the Invisible Commando. Bachle's talents were eventually recognized by several American comic book companies, who lured him to New York in 1944. In the 1950s, Bachle left the comics field and became a night-club entertainer, changing his name to Les Barker. He has since appeared in numerous movies and television commercials. …." [source - John Bell, Collections Canada:]

Back Frédéric - born April 8, 1924 in St Arnauld, Quebec
"He began back in 1952 with Radio-Canada as an illustrator, art director and model maker for musical, scientific and youth programming, and joined its animated film division in 1968. He went on to create nine short films devoted to promoting intelligent symbiosis between humanity and nature, among them: Illusion?; Tout-rien; Crac!; The Man who Planted Trees; and The Mighty River. A many time prizewinner and recipient of two Oscars (Academy Award), his films are internationally acclaimed and used widely in education." [ source - AIIQ]

Bacmaniuk, Julian Unknown-1966 murals

Bagshaw, Ruth M.
Ill'd children's textbooks for Thomas Nelson and Sons (Canada), 1960. Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN.

Bailey, Daisy 1921-1972 murals

Bailey, Enid
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bailey, Karen - born 1960;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Baker, Arden
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Baker, Mary Lynn - born 1944;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Baker, Shirley Brydon

Bakewell Lisa

Bakstad, Alfred M
From Orion, Alberta; learned art from a mail order course; made many spot illns for Chatelaine early 1930s; later ill'd THE PIEGAN COUNTRY, (DRAGLAND, MARGARET ; EDITOR), a History of Southern Alberta
[source - Popular Science May 1935]

Balbar, George S. (1930- )
George S. Balbar was born in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1930. He supplied the artwork for a number of Niagara-on-the Lake subjects to The Country Store in Niagara-on-the-Lake who published a series of postcards c.1974. George Balbar also contributed illustrations for the book “Sailors of 1812: memoirs and Letters of Naval Officers on Lake Ontario” by Robert Malcomson, 1997. He was also author of “Burlington: Images of a City”, 1989, “Niagara-on-the-Lake: Images of a Town”, 1988, Hamilton-Wentworth: Images of a Community”, 1988 and St. Catharines: Images of a City”, 1987. A collection of 13 pen and ink drawings by Balbar, suitable for framing was produced in 1971 with the title “Historic Homes of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Where Upper Canada Begins”.
“Biographical Index of Artists in Canada”

Balfe, Michael - born 1951; Balicki, Roman
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Ball, Arthur 1929- murals

Ball, Walter 1911-1995 [Toronto Star obit.]
Star Weekly comic strip "Rural Route", 1956-1968; also worked in art dept there. ; with the Toronto Star for 48 years.

Ballon, Jeraldene
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Banks, Robert J. - born 1923;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN
Robert John Banks was born in Vancouver in 1923. He graduated from Vancouver Tech in 1941. He then attended UBC where he joined the COTC in 1942. In 1943 Bob joined the RCNVR, then the RCAF, serving until discharged as a Pilot Officer, Bomb Aimer in December 1944. After the war, Bob attended the Vancouver School of Art. A 62 year career in commercial art followed. Bob also worked on three centennials for the provincial government, creating Century Sam and Centennial Sue, well known cartoon figures.
Banks supplied artwork for a single card for the Canadian Army who had an exhibit at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver in 1955. He supplied artwork for 7 postcards commissioned by the Province, featuring ‘Century Sam’ during theCentennial celebrations in 1958
Vancouver Sun May 22-May 23, 2009 obit.

Bannister, Edward M. 1828-1901
"Bannister is known for his Barbizon-inspired pastoral paintings, as well as for being a successful African-American nineteenth century artist. Bannister studied under William Rimmer at the Lowell Institute, maintained a studio in Boston, and worked in New York processing solar prints, before moving to Providence. He was a founder of the Art Club in 1880." [source - Providence, RI Art Club]

Bantock, Nick - born 1949;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Baradov, John
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Baraness, Marc - born 1949;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bardon, Vicki Lynn
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Barham, Scott - born 1955; Barnham, Scott
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Barker, E. Conyers - born in Toronto on March 18, 1909; died on December 5 2003.
"After studying at Central Technical School in Toronto, an institution known for its art training, Mr. BARKER became a commercial artist and at 18, won a competition to exhibit the Art Gallery of Toronto. He went on to attend the Ontario College of Art … [member] Canadian Society of Graphic Artists …While holding down full-time jobs as a graphic artist and at times, a sign painter…In 1959, he joined the art department of the fledgling CKVR-television station in Barrie, Ontario, where he remained until his retirement 10 years later. There, known as Ernie, a derivative of his first name, he did the artwork for ads and program promotions,…." [source - Carol COOPER, Special to the Globe and Mail Tuesday, February 3, 2004 - Page R5]

Barker, Les - born 1927;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Barnett, Nigel
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Baptiste, Francis

Baran, Theodore 1912-1995 murals

Barker, Les 1927-

Barré Vital Achille Raoul 1874-1932
was a highly influential Quebec cartoonist, painter and pioneering animator who worked on the earliest Felix the Cat cartoons and started one of the first animation houses in NYC 1914, doing Mutt and Jeff. Worked on "Noah's Ark" comic strip. [source - Collections Canada]

Barron Sidney Arnold - b. Victoria 1917- d. Victoria 2006
political cartoon
Comics artist employed at Educational Projects in 1940s [source - John Bell, Collections Canada]

Bartlett, William Henry - b. 1809 Kentish Town, London - d. 1854 at sea.
Illustrated landscapes and views for George Virtue, an English publisher. Visited North America four times after 1836, producing many coloured engravings for book Canadian Scenery. Virtue's engravers made Bartlett's depictions look more European. [source - book Quebec 1800 by JW Harper]

Bartsch , Dean - Canada Post/stamps "Legendary Canadians"

Bastien, Gabriel 1923- murals

Bateman, Robt McLellan - wildlife
note: Does not consider himself an illustrator, but has been repeatedly classified by Robert Stacey and others as such.

Bates. Wesley

Batsford, Ben - born in Minneapolis, Minnessota June 5, 1893;
"He was staff editorial cartoonist on the Winnipeg Free Press for many years and went to France with the Canadian Army. He drew a comic strip called variously Unk and Billy or Billy’s Uncle from 1921-1926. Unk and Billy appeared in many newspapers across Canada. Other strips Batsford worked on were Doings of the Duffs, the Doodle Family, and a short stint on Little Annie Rooney. In 1939 he was living in Garden city, N.Y. and working on Edgar Bergen’s Mortimer & Charlie strip. The editorial cartoon at top from the Winnipeg Free Press is from 1919." [source - John Adcock]

Bauckman, Stephen
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Baviera, Rocco - born 1960;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bayefsky, Aba - 1923-2001 - - Toronto - Murals, tattoos, printmaker
"Aba Bayefsky was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1923 and studied art at Central Technical School, under Charles Goldhamer, Carl Schaefer and Peter Haworth, and at the Art Gallery of Toronto's Children's Art Centre started by Arthur Lismer, joining the latter as a junior instructor in 1941. … Bayefsky joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as an aircraftman in 1943. After winning first prize in the RCAF Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings in 1944, he was appointed an official Canadian war artist… He married in 1947 and returned to Europe on a French government scholarship to study art, 1947-1948, attending the Academie Julien in Paris. In 1948 he executed a series of paintings documenting displaced persons camps in Germany, which were exhibited at Hart House in Toronto. On his return to Canada, Bayefsky helped found the Assembly for Canadian Arts, a short-lived organization dedicated to the promotion of Canadian artists and their protection from discrimination. He began a career as a teacher at the Ontario College of Art in 1956. His activism resulted in his temporary dismissal in 1968, but public support led to his reinstatement and he continued his association with the college until his retirement in 1983. An opponent of abstraction, Bayefsky always argued for the importance of social meaning in art. His own work reflected his opposition to war and his interest in understanding and depicting other cultures, based on his travels to India (on a Canada Council grant in 1958), Japan and elsewhere. Throughout his career he produced many portraits, his subjects ranging from academics at the University of Toronto to fellow artists to anonymous vendors in Toronto's Kensington market. He was fascinated by tattooed bodies and did a series of paintings featuring them. He also did a series of work on the folk figure Paul Bunyan in the 1950's and illustrated 'Tales from the Talmud', 1963, 'The Ballad of Thrym', 1965, and Indian legends, 1969. He completed several commissioned murals, including works for the Canadian Pavilion at the Brussels' World Fair, and exhibited internationally. Bayefsky was a member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, and received their First Purchase Award in 1952. He received the J.W.L. Forster Award from the Ontario Society of Artists in 1958. He was also a member of the Canadian Society of Graphic Art, the Canadian Group of Painters, and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, and was appointed to the Order of Canada in 1979. Aba Bayefsky died on 5 May 2001." [source - Nat'l Library and Archives]

Beament, Thomas Harold 1898-1984
"Harold Beament attended the Ontario College of Art in 1922 and received instruction by another well-known Canadian artist, J.W. Beatty. He received the Jessie Dow Prize in 1935 at the Montreal Spring Exhibition. He served in the Second World War and later was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. (RCA) His design for the 10 cent stamp of an Inuit figure was printed here in Canada in 1955. Later, he made Eskimo lithographs for the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. His work hangs in the National Gallery of Canada, The Dominion Archives, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, The Museum of the province of Quebec, the Seagram collection and elsewhere. He was elected vice-president of the Royal Canadian Academy and lived in Montreal, Quebec until his death in 1984." [source -]
Also painted murals.

Beaton, Al
Comics artist "Ookpik"

Beattie, Jean Cockburn, 1881-1957

Illustrated Along the Road by Jessie L. Beattie. Pub. Toronto, Ryerson Press, 1954

Beatty, Frank T. Moore 1900-

Beatty, Georgina
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Beatty, John William, 1869-1941

Canadian artist. Member Arts and Letters Club of Toronto. War Artist in Europe, WW1. Had rooms in Studio Building, Toronto. Taught Ontario College of Art.

Illustrated story in Toronto Saturday Night, Christmas Number, 1911: "A Church Painting" by Francois Coppee", p. 49-52.

Beauchemin, Denise Marie Pauline Denise 1927- murals

Beauchesne, Denis - born 1950;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Beaulac, Henri (1914-1994)
The celebrated Montreal interior-decorator, Henri Beaulac supplied 5 watercolour drawings to Production Lacia Enrg. in Quebec City in 1947 as a contribution to a 38 postcard set “des métiers traditionnels et des scènes folkloriques.”.
(Répertoire de l’éditeur “Production Lacia” by Serge Juneau, 1999)

Beaupré, Georges - born 1937; died 1986
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Beausoleil, Matilde
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Beckett, Sheilah Tannis - born Vancouver 1913;
Worked in England until WW2 and then went to NY and was staff artist at Cooper Studios; freelanced after that in mainly greeting cards and children's books; also a mural painter. Still working at age 97. [source: interview by leif peng

Bédard, Guy
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bédard, Jacques 1914-1964

Beddoe, Alan Brookman 1893-1975

Beddows Eric – children’s books -

Beebe, Frank Lyman 1914- Was illustrator and sculptor at Royal BC Museum, Victoria. Birds.

Beddows Eric - Governor General Award winner

Beha Philippe – Governor General Award winner

Behl, Pierre 1924 murals

Behm, Hans Christian
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bekkering Herman– children’s books -

Beil, Charlie A. 1894-1976 murals

Bell, Alfred W.
Alfred Bell supplied artwork for numerous postcards published by Valentine & Sons Ltd., Dundee c. 1906-07 and Montreal Import Co. of Montreal in the same period. The subject matter is almost always fashionable men and women engaged in winter sports.

Bell Charles

Bell, Cleland
unknown - but worked for HBC, 1920s

Bell, Cy
Founded with brother Gene studio Commercial Signs of Canada in 1930s; established Bell Features comics [source - John Bell, Collections Canada]

Bell, Kay
Ill'd for Chatelaine //and Canadian Home Journal,// 1930s

Bell-Smith, Frederic Marlett - Born: 26 September 1846 London England; Died: 23 June 1923 Toronto Ontario
Immigrated to Canada in 1867 [source - CHIN}
"In Halifax, when the Blenheim docked, was a young artist, Frederick Bell-Smith, who made sketches of the battleship's arrival and Sir John Sparrow David Thompson's funeral. Sir Charles Tupper encouraged Bell-Smith to commemorate the Mass which the Queen had held in Thompson's honour, and the artist went later that year to Britain. He was granted an audience with the Queen to sketch her portrait. Bell-Smith executed three large paintings commemorating Thompson's death. One was destroyed in the House of Commons fire of 1916 and another is thought to be with the artist's descendants. The third is at the National Archives of Canada." [source -]
Dominion Illustrated 1891
Frederick Bell-Smith supplied the artwork for six postcards published by W. G. MacFarlane of Toronto c. 1909. The subjects are generally Selkirk and Rocky Mountain scenery. He also supplied Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., of London similar artwork for the 6 postcard series Canadian Pacific Railway, Series A. c. 1913.“A Dictionary of Canadian Artists”, Vol 1.

Belmore, Jay
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bengough, John Wilson - born Toronto 7 Apr 1851; died 2 Oct 1923
Political caricature; founded Grip in 1873 ; went to work for Once A Week in NY by 1895 [see FH Brigden in Printer & Publisher June 1895]
[source - Doug Fetherling, Canadian Encyclopedia]

Bengough, William - 1863-1932
Worked for Toronto Litho Co - left 1892 for US OR before 1883 - ill'd historical events and politicians' portraits; brother of JW Bengough

Bennett, Harold
Comics artist employed by Bell Features in 1940s; went to US and did paperback covers [source - John Bell, Collections Canada]
Also ill'd pulps during the War under the names Del'Orah (Harold spelled backwards) and Walter Leslie [source - John Hilkert]

Bennett, Jamie
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bennett, John Alfred Everest ‘John Bennett’ (1919- )
John Bennett was born in Norfolk, England in 1919. He arrived in Canada at an early age. Largely self-taught, he graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in English Literature in 1942. Bennett then went to Europe for the remaining three years of World War Two and served as an infantry camouflage officer. During these years John Bennett created a number of war scenes in oil and watercolour which were then exhibited in a solo exhibition in 1946 at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. He went on to teach art in Toronto, and retired in 1982 as co-ordinator of visual arts for the Toronto Board. Arthur Bennett contributed watercolours for numerous postcards published by Austin Publishing Co. based in Toronto.

Benson, Leslie Langille - b. March 15, 1885 Nahone, Nova Scotia; d. Sept 7, 1972 Tryon, NC
Emigrated to Boston as a child. Educated at Boston Museum of Fine Arts, RISD under EE Halison, P Hale, F Benson; GL Noyes taught him landscape. Lived in Westport 1924-1962; work published in Century, Harpers, Sat Eve Post, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, McCalls. Did portraits of Joan Crawford, General Frank Gregory. Was employed at Sikorsky during WW2 drawing aircraft. Did religious art in 1950s. [source - Illustration House; unidentified obituary from a Westport newspaper].

Bentley, Winnifred K. - fl. 1950s-60s

Bentz, Bruce Bradley - born 1939;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Berchem, F. R.
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Berard, Lucien 1928- murals

Berckmans, Georgette - also Berkmans
"Nini, Nono et la poupée Cloramynde" conte de Noël de Georgette Berckmans, dessins de l'auteur; Vogue, N°28 du 22 Décembre 1921
"Let's Play and Sing Around the Clock", a piano instruction book, in 1929, publ. by Frederick Harris Co.
Just Mary Stories Combining Just Mary And Just Mary Again by Mary Grannan, ca 1944.
Ill'd various Canadian textbooks.
Boulevard career by Madge Macbeth, 1957
Skippy and Others Toronto, the Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, 1943, …
Children's materials in Chatelaine, 1934

Berg Ron

Berg, Victor-Fritjof 1917- murals

Bergeron, Nancy
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bergman, Henry Eric (born Heinrich Erich Bergmann, Dresden, 1893 - died February 9, 1958 Winnipeg, Manitoba)
Arrived Canada 1913
Employed at Brigdens 1914 onwards (incidentally probably knew Robert Fawcett there); later turned to gallery art. [source: Wikipedia]

Berkovic, Cecilia
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Berkson, Nina

Berman, Rachel - born 1947; King, Susan Ta; died Yet
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bernabe, Glenn is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design where he studied illustration under the guidance of renowned artists/illustrators such as James Hill, Anita Kunz, Ken Dallison and Gerard Gauci. It was there where he discovered a love for pastel, and the emotional power of the medium. Glenn is a Signature member of the Pastel Artists CANADA (A member group of the IAPS – The International Association of Pastel Societies). He has participated in several regional, national and international juried competitions where he placed Honourable Mention several times within the past year as well as being included in the Pastel Journal's Pastel 100 in the Spring of 2003. Just recently, he has taught his first workshop in pastel to beginning artists. Glenn lives in Markham with his family where he continues to pursue a future in Children’s Book Illustration, Figurative Art and Portraiture.

Berneche, Stanley - born in Windsor, Ontario, in 1947.
"Following his studies at Mount Allison University, Berneche became the leading artist associated with the counterculture humour magazine Fuddle Duddle, which was published in Ottawa by Jeffrey R. Darcey (JRD Publishing) from 1971 to 1972. Berneche's main collaborator at the magazine was the writer Peter Evans, a friend from Berneche's university days. Their satirical character Captain Canada, … made his debut in Fuddle Duddle (No. 3). … also drawing the strip True Tales of the RCMP for the Canadian Boy Scout magazine Trailblazers. Following the demise of Fuddle Duddle, he continued to pursue his career as a graphic artist and illustrator. He is currently working on a variety of multimedia, Web-related products and services, including website design, the design of next-generation, public-access, graphical user-interfaces, and the development of Web-delivered, limited-series illustrations. … [source - Collections Canada]

Berthiaume, Paul-Emile 1905- murals

Berthiaume Roland [Berthio], - political cartoon

Berton, Patsy - born 1953;
Daughter of Pierre Berton; illustrated The Secret World of Og

Best, Margaret
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Best, Patricia - born 1924;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Beyman, John H.

Biafore, Joe
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bice, Clare - - midcentury kidsbooks

Bickerstaff, Isaac - born 1936;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Biddle, William - born 1937;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bice, Clare - born January 24, 1909 Durham, ON – May 18, 1976
Albert Clare Bice was a prolific author and illustrator of his own children's books (Across Canada, The Great Island, Jory's Cove, A Dog For Davie's Hill, etc.) as well as books by other children's authors like Catherine Anthony Clark (The Silver Man, The Golden Pine Cone, Diamond Feather, etc.). [source: Kevin Bice] He also served as curator at Williams Memorial Art Gallery and Museum (now called Museum London). Among his honours he was a member and president of the RCA; an OSA member; and received the Order of Canada.

Biéler, André Charles 1896-1989 murals

Bierman Bob, - political cartoon

Bikadoroff, Roxana

Binks, Robert
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Binning, B. C. Bertram Charles 1909-1976 murals

Biram, Bev - born 1954; died Biram, Beverley
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Birchall, Jane Lippert, Jane Elizabeth 1924 murals

Birnie, Elizabeth Annie 1851-Unknown murals

Birnie, Jim
Toronto area 1950s

Bisaillon, Michel
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bjarnason Tom - Canadian 1925 - A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tom Bjarnson studied at Winnipeg School of Art and later at Meinzingers Art School in Detroit, Michigan. He began his career in illustration in Windsor, Canada, at Greenhow & Webster Studios. In the mid-1950s, Bjarnson worked at T.D.F. Advertising Artists in Toronto, creating designs for ad agencies, as well as editorial illustrations for magazines and book publishers in Canada and the United States. He has also worked in London, taking assignments in Stockholm and in Dusseldorf. Bjarnson returned to Toronto in 1970, resuming his career in advertising and also began to experiment in stamp design. He created illustrations for the magazines Weekend and The Canadian. One of the highlights of his career was his commission by the Canadian Department of National Defense to travel to Germany to illustrate the activities of the Canadian Armed Forces for the Peacetime Artists Program. Many of these works are displayed in the collection of the National War Museum in Ottawa. [source -]

Black, Cuyler - born 1967;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

** Blackstock**, Hattie - born Toronto
Educated in England and studied anatomy at Johns Hopkins; also studied art with Mary Reid and Sidney Strickland Tully; attended Slade. Worked at Royal Victoria Hospital Montreal, and Dept of Art as Applied Medicine at McGill, 1920s. [source - MacLeans article, Aug 1 1929]

Blades, Ann - born 1947; Blades, Ann Sager
Children's books

Blair Drawson,

Blakey, Barbara
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Blanc, Michel
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Blatchly, William Daniel - 1838-1903 -
Worked at Toronto Lith Co - 1880s reprtage painting of battles in West- possibly trained JD Kelly

Blitt, Barry
Caricaturist and editorial illustrator now living in the US; famous for New Yorker cover of Obamas celebrating before burning American flag and portrait of Osama bin Laden. []

Bloom, Chester Abbott Jr -
moved to NY 1936; pulps illustrator [source - David Saunders]
Listed as "painter" flourishing 1952 on CHIN

Bloom, Phil - born 1936;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Blouin, Louis Joseph Jacques 1920- murals

Bobak, Molly Lamb - war artist WW2
Wrote and illustrated Wild flowers of Canada: impressions and sketches of a field artist. Toronto, Pagurian Press, 1978.

Bochert Lois- gov't pub

Boise, Hartley

Boisvert, Serge
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Boivin, Colette - born 1956;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Boivin, Jacques
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bol, Jack
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bond, Herb - born 1951;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bond, Bill

Bonder Dianna - "was born in Kamloops B.C. in 1970,…After studying Fashion Illustration in Toronto for 2 years, she then went on to study Fine Arts, Illustration and Commercial Design at the University College of the Cariboo. Shortly after, Dianna moved to Vancouver to pursue a successful career as a commercial artist but increasingly became disenchanted with the commercial industry. … [and switched to children's books]. Dianna's website is" [source: Canadian Drawing Masters]

Bone, John Bonin, Raoul - born 1904; died 1949
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bonham, ME (Marion?)
Ill'd for Family herald and weekly star in 1940s; did mainly children's and women's subjects; brusque brush and ink style. Possibly author of children's column "Maple Leaf Club" by "Aunt Marion". [source - Jaleen Grove]

Bonin, Raoul 1904-1949

Book, William
Hamilton based magazine illustrator. Also oil painter. [source - Mabel Burkhardt article Feb 14 1953 Hamilton Spectator]

Boon; died Lerner, Ineke
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Booth, Ruth Helen

Boothe, Jack 1910-1973

Born, Adolf
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Boswell, Hazel May - born 1882;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bouchard, Lorne H. Holland 1913-1978

Boucher, Josée
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bouchette, Joseph Francis 1774-1841

Bouffard, Ann
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bourassa, Napoléon 1827-1916 murals

Boulanger, Chantal - artists' illustrted books [source - CHIN]

Bourgeois, Alberic - né à Montréal le 29 novembre 1876; died à Montréal, le 17 novembre 1962
Very influential cartoonist; first to use word bubbles in a French language BD.

Boutal, Pauline Le Goff - born Lanhouarneau, Brittany, 1894- died 1992
Arrived in Canada 1907; worked at Brigdens, Winnipeg as a fashion illustrator.
[source - Louise Duguay; see forthcoming book and Museum of Civilisation

Bovet, Luc
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bowman, Patty - born 1964;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Boxer, F. N. (Frederick N.) Boxer, Frderick Nepheau
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Boyd, Bill
Was a "lettering man" who took on illustrating in 1951 for New Liberty.

Boyd, James Henderson 1928-2002 murals

Boyd, Ken
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Boyko, Bill

Boyle, Neil
Attended Art Centre, then Chouinard [source - Shannon Stirnweiss, on Today's Inspiration]

Bradford, Eric Charles - born 1904; died 1965
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bradley, Richard
Ill'd for fiction in Family Herald and Weekly Star 1943

Bradley, Ross - born 1950;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bradshaw, Alice, born Toronto 1916
Illustrated for Mayfair Magazine? Article about her, by Dudley Dell in Mayfair Magazine, Nov. 1946, p. 86-87, 103, titled "Alice Bradshaw".
Files at OONG, OTAG

Brammer, L. W. (Ken) (1920-2007)
Ken Brammer was born in Uxbridge, Greater London, England. He trained as a house painter and decorator and served in the Royal Air Force. Following the war he moved to Prince Edward Island. He served as the Deputy Minister of Labour, the C.E.O. of the Labour Relations Board, and Chairman of the Arbitration Board. Following his retirement he took art lessons and started painting. He supplied the artwork and published several landscapes of Prince Edward Island c. 1993.

Brand, Eric
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Brandtner, Fritz - b at Danzig [Gdansk, Poland], Germany 28 July 1896; d at Montréal 7 Nov 1969
Worked for Brigdens in Winnipeg [source -]
"Generally considered to have introduced German expressionism to Canada, Brandtner was trained in Berlin and came to Winnipeg in 1928…. A strong sense of design, exuberant colours and characteristic, slashing black diagonals marked his work in oil, watercolour graphics and linoleum, the latter used for panels for the Queen Elizabeth Hotel and Jasper Park Lodge. Murals by Brandtner are in Saskatoon and Boston. [source - ANNE MCDOUGALL, Canadian Encyclopedia,]

Brangers, Ernest Maurice - born 1928;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Brautigam, Jacob - born 1911; died 1984
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bremner, Margaret - born 1954;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Brennan, Frances
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Brett, Newton - born 1890; died 1969

Brigden, Frederick Henry - 1871-1956 - Toronto Art Students League - landscapes
Frederick Brigden was born in London, England in 1871 and came to Canada in 1873.He supplied artwork for at least one postcard published by the Illustrated Post Card Co. of Montreal for the Champlain Ter-Centenary 1608-1908“A Dictionary of Canadian Artists”, Vol 1.

Bridgman, George Brandt- born 1865 Bing County; died - 1943
"…had an enormous influence as a teacher for nearly fifty years at the Art Students League of New York. His own training was under Gerome at Ecole des Beaux Arts and Gustave Boulanger. His students included many major twentieth artists/illustrators, as well as several of the most influential teachers of their own generations, notably Kimon Nicolaides, Frank Reilly, Andrew Loomis, and Robert Beverley Hale. Bridgman remains directly influential through his books on drawing and artistic anatomy, most of which are available from Dover. [source - The Mastery of Drawing (2007) Julian Ashton Art School]
"George Brandt Bridgman was a prominent teacher of figure drawing and anatomy at the Art Students League in New York City. As a young artist, he went through academic training, well suited to his temperament, under the painter and sculptor Jean Leon Gerome (1824-1904) at Ecole des Beaux Arts Paris. He also studied with Gustave Boulanger.(1824-1888).
Authored and illustrated a series of drawing manuals. Trained: Stan Drake, Frank Reilly, Norman Rockwell, Will Eisner, Emile Gruppe, Ella Mewhinney, and Mahonri Young." [source - paraphrased from AskArt; Jim Kieley, Woodbury Ct. His sources are Glenn Opitz, "Mantle Fielding's Guide to Painters and Sculptors" and Bridgman's Dover Publications.]

Brillon, Jean-Richard (1934-2009)
Richard Brillon supplied the artwork for 7 of the postcards published by the Socièté Saint Jean Baptiste de Montréal for their “La Joie de Vivre” series of 20 postcards published c. 1970.

Brinkhaus, Norbert
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Brisset, Leo 1927- murals

Brittain, Miller Gore 1912-1968 murals

Britton Michael - "was born in Canada in 1957. He completed his studies in fine art at the Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto completing his final year in the college's New York City off-campus program. After graduation he entered the fast-paced world of New York advertising where he worked as a Senior Art Director for large, national accounts in Manhattan for 14 years….[and] continued painting and drawing classes at the Art Students League. Michael was granted a full tuition scholarship to study in the Masters Program at the New York Academy of Art …. Britton returned to Canada in 1992, settling in Vancouver , BC . From 1997 to 2004, he was the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Vancouver Academy of Art which, in turn, evolved into… Trained extensively in oil paint, Mr. Britton works in watercolor." [[source: Canadian Drawing Masters]

Brochard, René 1926- murals

Brodeur, Albert Samuel
On staff artist for La Patrie (Montreal) circa 1912; did cover art and children's page items, as well as caricature.

Brodeur, Maurice (1894-1959)
Maurice Brodeur, best known as a heraldist in the province of Québec, self-published a series of ink sketches he made of monuments in the City of Quebec c. 1927 as postcards.(Fonds Maurice Brodeur, Archives Canada)

Bromley, Peter
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Brook, John, Mrs.
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Brooker, Bertram

Brooks, Allan, 1869-1946

Known for his illustrations/paintings of birds and animals; self-taught
Won gold medal at CNE in 1926
Illustrated Toronto Human Society Calendar in 1932 with a series of animal paintings. [Macdonald, vol.1]
Illustrated Birds of Canada by P.A. Taverner, with F.C. Hennessey, Musson, 1937

Brooks, Sally
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Broudy, Hart Truman - born 1945;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Broughton, Charles - 1861-1912
From Toronto. Arrived in NY in 1880;joined by friend Ernest Thompson Seton in 1883; worked for a lithographer on Vesey St; shared rooms with Seton; taught at Art Students League 1898. Watercolourist. [source - John Wadland, Ernest Thompson Seton, 1978; Nick Mount, When Canadian Literature Moved to NY]

Brown, Arthur William - b. 26 Jan 1881 in Hamilton, Ont;
Studied at Art Students Leaugue; president of Society of Illrs 1945-1947. Saturday Ev Post (the character of Tutt), "The Magnificent Andersons". "Alice Adams", Redbook.

Brown, C.S.
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Brown, Elizabeth Anne 1927-2004 murals

Brown, Huntley - born 1932

Brown, John - born 1953;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Brown, Judith Gwyn
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Brown, Kate
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Brown, Mary Annora - Born Fort MacLeod, Alberta, 1899; Died Fort MacLeod, Alberta, 1987
Mary Annora Brown attended the Ontario College of Art where she studied with Arthur Lismer and J.E.H. MacDonald. In 1929 she went to teach at Mount Royal College in Calgary and returned to Fort MacLeod in 1931. … Between 1945 and 1950, Brown taught at the Banff School of Fine Arts. Brown's work was influenced by the surroundings, people and flowers in Fort MacLeod. ….She joined the Calgary Sketch Club and became the first female member of the Alberta Society of Artists. In 1955 she published "Old Man’s Garden," in which she recorded the legends of the Old Man River. She also published illustrations for a number of children’s books. Because of her extensive knowledge of the floral life of Alberta, the Glenbow Foundation commissioned Brown to paint two hundred pictures of wildflowers. … She was also known for her paintings of First Nations peoples, landscapes and florals in oil, watercolour and pastel. [source: Cdn Women Artists' History Initiative]

Brown, Ken - collaborates/partner of Chris Wren

Browne, Mae
Ill'd children's feature in Canadian Home Journal, 1930s

Brownhill, Harold - born 1887;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Brownridge, William Roy (Bill) - born 1932;
– children’s books -

Bruce Chris

Bruce, Robert Donald 1911-1980 murals

Bruce, Wm Blair - b 1859 Hamilton, d 1906 [source: Joan Murray]

Brummer, Tamas
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bruna, Dick - born 1927;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Brunet, Laurent - born 1918;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Brunet, Marie
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bruni, Umberto 1914- murals

Brust, Karl Budgen, Dennis - born 1956;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bryden, Shirley
See Baker, Shirley

Brymner, William, - [ngc] Born in Greenock, Scotland, 14 December 1855 Died in Wallasey, England, 18 June 1925 - fig in ls; ptt

Brynjolson Rhian – children’s books -

Buckham, Robert Marshall [Bob], 1918-2003
Graduated from Pratt Institute School of Art and Design, New York
Art director for Cockfield Brown and Co. advertising agency in Montreal
In Vancouver, formed Catton Buckham Advertising with partner David Catton
Illustrated stories for Weekend Magazine
Did illustrations of Canadian scenes for The Globe and Mail
His illustrated diary of experiences in The Great Escape of WWII was published as Forced march to freedom : an illustrated diary of two
forced marches and the interval between, January to May 1945
, by Canada's Wings, 1984, and McGraw-Hill Ryerson in 1990.
Sketches and paintings are in Canadian War Museum.

Buday, Laszlo - born Hungary
Is known better as a fine artist: sculpture, stained glass and painting. Jewish subjects; public art, Toronto and Palm Beach. Did covers for Canadian Architect in 1960s; very abstract/minimalist de Stijl influence.

Buerschaper, Peter - born 1940;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bujold, Carmelle
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bulanadi, Dan - born in the Philippines in 1946
"….main artist responsible for the "Captain Newfoundland" strip and the adventures of Captain Canada…. worked in the American comic book field since the 1970s, contributing primarily to Marvel Comics (mostly as an inker). Among the numerous Marvel titles that have featured his artwork are Captain America, Daredevil, The Further Adventures of Indiana Jones, and Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner. He also worked on Alpha Flight (No. 100) and Alpha Flight Special (No. 4), two Marvel comic books featuring a team of Canadian superheroes." [source - Collections Canada]

Bunn Christine

Burden, Nancy Donis 1923- murals

Burck, Jacob
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Bureau, Gerard - born 1928;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Burford, Della
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Burman, Alice Caddy - born Hamilton
Lived Hamilton, Nova Scotia, and Ottawa. Daughter of Captain John Caddy, watercolorist
Educated Hamilton Art school. Moved to US.
Active 1930s
Ill'd Blow for a Landing, authored by husband. [source - Globe and Mail, June 1939].

Burns, Robert - born 1942; died 2005
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Busby Verne

Bush, Jack - 1909-1977
Operated a studio beginning in 1930s; worked for major Canadian magazines through to the 1950s. Became famous as a "post-painterly abstraction" artist in the group Painters 11. [source - Leif Peng]

Bushell, Bert
Comics artist employed at Maple Leaf in 1940s [source - John Bell]
"Bert Bushell is another comic artist about who little is known. He worked for Maple Leaf Comics in Vancouver B.C. during the war years on Callahan the Detective, Adam & Eve, Dr. Evil and The Black Wing. Maple Leaf’s titles were Better Comics, Bing Bang Comics, Lucky Comics and Rocket Comics. Maple Leaf’s address was 849 Homer Street. Other artists employed by the company were Ernie Walker, Lev Fortune, Jon St. Ables, Bus Griffiths, V. Pearson, and Vernon Miller, artist on Iron Man, the first Canadian superhero….[Ill'd] Robert E. Swanson’s 1943 book Rhymes of a Lumberjack; a second book of verse concerning the trials and tribulations, lives and ways of the loggers living and working in the Great Northwest of America Toronto, T. Allen, 1943." [source - John Adcock]

Bussieres, Michele
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Butler, Geoff– children’s books -

Butler, Greg, d. June 12, 1998, aged 44
Graphic designer and artist, educated at OCA
Worked as designer for The Toronto Star, and as a designer for Maclean-Hunter.
Freelanced for a variety of other Canadian publications. In 1987, the Society of Newspaper Design recognised him for excellence in page design for The Toronto Star's fashion and home sections.

Butler, Rene
Unverified as Canadian.
Ill'd minor articles and decorative borders for Chatelaine, mid-1930s [source - Jaleen Grove]

Byrne, John L. 1906- murals

Byrnes, Heather
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

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