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Cadiz, John - born 1950;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Cahén, Oscar Maximilian- b. 1916 Copenhagen - Died 1956 Oakville, ON.
One of Canada's foremost illustrators 1942-1956. Clients include Maclean's, Chatelaine, Weekend Magazine, Mayfair. see Art Canada Institute e-book]

Cailloux, Michel
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Caldwell, Bert
Ill'd fiction for Canadian Magazine, 1933; ill'd in partnership with EJ Dinsmore Murder at Belly Butte and other mysteries from the records of the mounted police by Thomas Morris Longstreth, 1931; ill'd fiction for Canadian Home Journal, 1930s, once collaborating with AC Valentine [source - Jaleen Grove]

Caldwell, Kimberly

Degree in Ecology from University of Manitoba; sketching a life-time hobby.
Illustrated Nature's year in the Kawarthas by Drew Monkman, Natural Heritage Press, 2002; also, her illustrations appeared in Nature's year: changing seasons in central and eastern Ontario, by Drew Monkman, Dundurn Press, 2012.

Callaghan, Barry
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Callan, Les, d. 1896 aged 82
Studied at Chicago Academy of Art and a nearby school specialising in cartooning, 1926
Freelanced for Winnipeg Free Press, then worked 9 years at Vancouver Sun
cartoonist for Toronto Star for 24 years.
During WWII did cartoons for military publication The Maple Leaf
These and other cartoons later published as Normandy and on : from "D" Day to victory, 1945, Longman's.
After retiring, freelanced on children's books.

Callaway, Malcolm
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Calnitsky, Ed
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Cameron, Stewart - born 1912; died 1970
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Camilleri Susan Konar

Campbell, Jack E. - born 1931;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Campbell, James Duncan -b. 25 January 1932 Nelson British Columbia Canada
1954 Winnipeg Manitoba Canada. Produced at least one ill artist book. [source - CHIN]

Campbell, Joyce
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Cantelon, William Edgar (1866 -1950)
William Cantelon was born near Streetsville (in present day Mississauga) and started painting at an early age. He studied art in Chicago and came to Simcoe from Georgetown as a young man. He lived in Woodhouse township, but maintained an art studio in Simcoe for many years. William Cantelon supplied the artwork for at least two postcards published by J. G. Spain of Port Dover in 1907-08. The “Catalogue of Original Cantelon Paintings of Norfolk Historical Scenes and Pioneer Citizens”, 1967 contains a biography. Brantford Expositor April 29, 1950 “Portrait of Painter Of Norfolk Pioneer Scenes Is Unveiled in Simcoe”.

Cantin, Marco
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Carette, Jean-P.
Jean P. Carette was an architectural illustrator for Jean-Berchmans-Gagnon Architects in the 1950’s. Two of his architectural renderings were published as postcards.

Cargill, Wes
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Carlile, Elizabeth Carmichael, Fran
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Carlyle, Florence
Ill'd poem "In City Pent" along with the senior American illustrator Henry McCarter, in Century of August 1901.
Mostly known as a fine artist.

Carmichael, Franklin, R.C.A., O.S.A. - G7
Illustrated The incomplete anglers, by John R. Robins. Toronto, Collins, 1943. He also "planned the entire book and directed its typography" as stated on verso of title page.

Carnes Lorne

Caron, Élise - born 1958;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Caron Monique

Caron, Paul Archibald, 1874-1941
Paul Archibald Caron was born in Montreal. He studied art at the Art Association of Montreal School and later in New York and in Philadelphia. He worked as a commercial artist for J.C Spence & Sons, stained-glass makers, in Montreal and also as illustrator for the newspapers La Presse (1897-1908), the Montreal Star, and for Desbarats Advertising Agency, where he became Art Director. He exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy, the Art Association of Montreal, the Ontario Society of Artists and the Canadian National Exhibition. He was an Associate Royal Canadian Academician, a member of the Canadian Society of Graphic Artists, the Canadian Society of Painters, Etchers and Engravers, and of other associations. His works have been shown in both the National Gallery and the Parliament House in Quebec. [source - Nat'l Library and Archives]

Carpenter, W. H.
W. H. Carpenter supplied artwork to the Toronto publishers, Warwick Bro’s & Rutter, Limited for numerous postcards with hunting and general landscape subjects. Two of the illustrations in the Art Series carry copyright dates of 1901.

Carr, Duckie - born 1935;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Carruthers, Sandy - born 1962;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Carson, Frank L. 1927-2007

Carson, James Allan - born 1947; Carson, Jim
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Carter, Augusta Helene, born Toronto 1887, educated Ontario College of Art. Illustrated children's books including Where did your garden grow? by Jannette May Lucas, Lippincott, 1939. [source - Illustrators of Children's Books, 1947, p290]

Carter, Clare - born 1932;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Carter, Derek
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Carter, Harry
Moved to US in 1929. Portland School of Art and California School of Fine arts;Worked in package design, cartooning, murals, window display, portraiture, movie magazine art direction, and advertising design. After 1944 concetrated on advertising illustration.
Is credited with the idea of starting and making annual catalogues for the Society of Illustrators annual competition which began in 1959 [source - Society of Illustrators Annual, 1959, 11]

Carter, Helene see Carter, Augusta Helene

Carter Mike

Carter, Ralph
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Cartier, Jean Bernard 1924- murals

Cassar Torreggiani, Benita Unknown; Torreggiani, Benita Cassar
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Casson, AJ - G7

Castledine, Ruth
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Caswell James R.

** Caudle**, Nancy
See Wright, Nancy Caudle

Cavanaugh, Michael
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Cawood, John
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Cepella, Rick
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Chabot, Cecile - born 1907;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Chaillet, Gilles
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Challener, Frederick Sproston 1869-1959 murals

Chamberlain, Kenneth
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Chamberlin, Agnes Dunbar- ill Catherine Parr Traill's Cdn Wild Flowers (1868)

Chambers, Merton Francis 1929- murals

Chambers, Robert William - born 1905; died 1996 Chambers,
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Chambers, WV
Very active in 1930s for Chatelaine, MacLeans

Champagne, Fortunat
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Champion, Douglas

Champness, J.
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Chan Harvey– children’s books -

Chan, Osmund - born 1947;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Chapleau, Jeff
Montreal based; ill'd for Chatelaine 1931; career carried on as late as 1960s or later
Jeff Chapleau supplied numerous cartoons to Hilton Hotels International/Hilton Canada, operators of The Queen Elizabeth Hotel (The Beaver Club), various restaurants in Place Ville Marie, and Montreal Aeroport Hilton for postcards. He also provided illustrations for “The Book of Tennis: How to Play the Game” by Cornel Lumiere 1973.

Chapleau, Serge - born 1945;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN
- political cartoon

Chaplin, Carl - born 1946;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Chapman, Wes - Born: 1929 Toronto ; died 1995
"Painter and sculptor, Wes Chapman was commissioned to do a sculpture of a western law officer complete with six gun etc. circa 1850's. Wes was a commercial illustrator in Toronto, Canada for years doing work for advertising agencies and projects such as the front page of T.V. Guide, story boards for commercials, etc. Wes then moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in order to concentrate on non-advertising projects, i.e. painting, primarily with a western/cowboy theme. Wes loved cowboys and horses and loved to paint them. Wes was an accomplished guitar player, yodeled and knew every country song out there." [Source: Terry Whelan, who knew the artist personally, as listed on AskArt]
Worked at Clive Pecocks Studios [source - Randall on Leif Peng's blog]

Charlebois, Joseph Charles Theophile - born 1872; died 1935
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Charlebois, Roland Herard - born 1906; died 1965
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Charles, George, H. Unknown;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Charleson, Malcolm Daniel - born 1888; died 1943
Malcolm Daniel (MD) Charleson was born in Brandon, Manitoba, on August 4, 1888. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, and went on to become a commercial artist. He married Isabella Sutherland Jewer Sugden in Winnipeg on September 2, 1916, and they had one son David Malcolm Charleson (1919-1995).
Rootsweb writes about MD Charleson:
"Malcolm Daniel Charleson left the family farm as a young man and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. He worked for the Winnipeg Tribune before enlisting with the Fort Garry Horse in 1914. After the war he became a commercial artist with the Ransom Engravers in Winnipeg. His nickname was "Doc" as he signed his work M.D. Charleson.
In 1920 Malcolm, his wife, Isabel (Sugden) and son, David Malcolm (1919) moved to Chicago. In Chicago Malcolm worked as a commercial artist with Life Magazine and General Motors (drawing illustrations for their Cadillac Seville models). He also illustrated many of the stories in the 12 volume set of children's books called MY BOOK HOUSE, edited by Olive Beaupre Miller.
Malcolm did the portrait of his brother-in-law, John Ridington, that hangs in the Main Library at the University of British Columbia. He has two watercolors in the National Archives of Canada, one entitled "Sketch for Guardian of the Plains" and the "Crow Indian Camp". One of his paintings entitled "Fond Memories" sold at auction in 1989 for $660.
Malcolm was a lover of cats and had a cat named "Si" on his bed when he died in 1943 in Libertyville, Illinois."

Charney Israel

Charters, Dean
Toronto area 1950s

Chartier, Albert - born 1913; died Feb. 21 in Joliette, Quebec, Canada
"Canadian cartoonist called the 'father of French-Canadian comic book art' and one of Canada's best comics artists, who drew strips like 'Séraphin' and 'Les Canadiens', but whose best known work is 'Onésime', a monthly, full-page strip that appeared in "Le Bulletin des Agriculteurs" from 1943 until 2002… [source -]
Ill'd for La Revue Populaire

Chatelaine, Aimée

Cheney, Nan
Scientific illustrator at University of British Columbia; friendly with Emily Carr. Also a portrait painter.

Chesterton, David
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Chestnutt, David

Child, Victor
Ill book for JM Dent & Sons; fiction for Chatelaine; Canadian Home Journal in collaboration with Marj (wife?); humour for The New Goblin; his humour style is very similar to Russell Patterson's [source - Jaleen Grove] Info at wikipedia

Chin, Marcos – OCAD grad

Chipman, Paul

Chisholm, Christine - born New Glasgow, NS, but lived in St John NB, and Toronto. Has illd 3 children’s books.

Chisholm, Florence Mary Helen 1918-1975 murals

Chisholm, Murdoch
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Chivers, Denise May - born 1927;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Choquette, Fernand
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Chow, Richard
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Chow, Sonia - born 1969;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Christensen, Dave
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Christiansen, Ron
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Churcher, Iris
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Chua Charlene
Listed as Illustrator.

Chui, Vince
concept artist and story-board artist

Chyurlia, Ugo P.M. 1911-1982 murals

Cibola, Marco
Graduated Sheridan College. Clients include Elwood Clothing and Alena Skateshop, as well as magazines such as Arkitip, Mass Appeal, Macleans and Financial Times.

Ciesinska, Izabela
Book Illustration

Ciss, Julius, currently Executive Director of JEWS FOR JUDAISM (Canada), was a prolific Advertising and Editorial Illustrator in North America from 1975 to 2004. He was also a popular Illustration Professor at The Ontario College of Art & Design from 1977 to 2004. Visit his website,, for a sample of the hundreds of paintings he created during his award-winning illustration career in Canada. Some of his clients inluded Macleans, Toronto Life, Canadian Business, MacDonalds, Kraft, General Motors and Redpath. All Julius' paintings were done by hand, exclusively in Acrylic paints and without the aid of computers. The computer digital technology that we know of today, to create his highly realistic and complex painterly images, did not exist during Julius' career. Most of his paintings are approximately 18" x 24" in size and usually painted on Bainbridge board or canvas board. Once referred to as the Jewish "Norman Rockwell", Julius retired from both creating and teaching illustration in 2004 to devote himself full-time to the vital counter-missionary work of JEWS FOR JUDAISM (Canada), As of 2004, Julius Ciss does not accept commissions for 'creating' illustrations. If you are interested in acquiring rights to one of his images, you can contact Julius at ac.tenlleb|ssicsuiluj#ac.tenlleb|ssicsuiluj. or

Clark, Alex - born 1912;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Clark, Benedict Allegri "Ben", 1923-2006
son of Paraskeva Clark and Oreste Allegri, born in Leningrad
Came to Canada in 1931.
Studied at Central Technical School and OCA.
Graphic artist for Rapid Grip. Draftsman for Ontario Dept. of Highways. Designed colourful underpass at Bayview and Lawrence Avenues in Toronto.

Clark, Bill
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Clark, Brenda - born 1955;

Clark, Warren
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Clarke, CH - Toronto Art Students League - 1890s

Cleaver, Elizabeth Ann - born 1939; died 1985
kids' books

Clement, Gary. – children’s books -

Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN, Richard

Clifford, Gilbert
Dominion Illustrated 1890 - Manitoba houses

Cliche, Louise
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Clifton, Lee
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Climo, Lindee - born 1948;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Close, Michael - born 1954;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Cloutier, Albert-Edward 1902-1965
murals, war posters

Clutesi, George

Clymer, John Born: 29 January 1907 Ellensburg Washington U.S.; Died: 1989 Jackson Hole Wyoming U.S.
See book JOHN CLYMER by Walt Reed, 1976.
Illustrated for Chatelaine, MacLeans.
Also had fine art practice, Western subjects.

Cobiness, Eddy - born 1933; died 1996 Cobiness, Edward
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Coburn, Frederick Simpson - born Upper Melbourne, Que March 20, 1871; died 1960
Educated at St Francis College, Richmond, then studied art with Samuel Stevenson in Montreal. Then went to Carl Hecker School of Art in NY, then Royal Academy Berlin; then in Munich and Paris under Gerome, with a scholarship.
- ill'd poetry of WH Drummond book Habitant
Then went to School of Fine Art in London; then Antwerp with scholarship and getting First Rank there.
-ill'd other Drummond books: Johnnie Corteau, Voyageur, Philorum and His Canoe, Madeline Vercheres, some Edgar Allen Poe, Dickens (for London Times supplement), and Rip van Winkle.
Was living in Antwerp circa 1900, moving into painting. Considered his best work to be his Poe works (Eleanor edition and Goldsmith) for which he went to Ireland.
Had tried to establish himself in Montreal but gave up. [source - article in Canadian Bookman]

Cohen, Louis
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Cohen Sheldon – children’s books -

Colbeck, James
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Colbourne, Cynthia - born 1957;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Colby, Edward - born 1943;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Signed only Cole. Worked frequently for Dominion Illustrated in early 1890s; often did headline and title lettering in a very Vienna Secessionist style with crazy-patterned backgrounds. Was perhaps on staff at DI. [source - Jaleen Grove]

Cole, Steve - born 1972; Breadman
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Coles, Charles - born 1890; died 1958
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Collins, Heather
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN
Illustrated A pioneer story: the daily life of a Canadian family in 1840, by Barbara Greenwood, Kid's Can Press, 1994.

Collins, John - was born in Washington, D.C. and moved to Canada when he was six
"Critics often remarked that one of the distinguishing marks of his drawings was an absence of malice, that he was able to make his point without offending his subject. His signature character was an average Joe in a barrel, a perplexed observer of the passing scene he called Uno Who. "I swiped the idea from a guy in New York," Collins once acknowledged. "Another Canadian cartoonist, Bob Chambers at the Halifax Chronicle Herald, stole the same character and called him John Q. Public. But we agreed we both got the idea from a New York newspaper." Collins twice won National Newspaper Awards for his work, in 1954 and 1973. In 1969, he served as head of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. He was a regular contributor to Saturday Night magazine and was founding president of the Lakeshore Artists Association. In 1971, Collins created the mural for the Humour Pavilion at the Man and His World exhibition on the Expo islands. He is probably best remembered, however, for the whimsical line drawings that accompanied Edgar Andrew Collard's local history column All Our Yesterdays. Collins was also recognized as a reputable local artist. His moody sketches and watercolours of Montreal streetscapes are sought by collectors. "The cartoons came first," he once recalled in an interview. "I always wanted to be a cartoonist. In the '30s, when I started drawing, nobody wanted to be an artist. There was no such job, but there were jobs for cartoonists…. They retired to St. Petersburg, Fla., in 1983 but returned three years later to become Canadian citizens and settled in Dorval. "We were disillusioned by how reactionary, distorted, intolerant, irrational and inflamed American society had become," Collins said at the time. "We no longer felt comfortable in the land of our birth."" [source - ALAN HUSTAK, The Gazette Published: Thursday, September 20 2007;]
Ill'd ed cartoon in Family Herald and Weekly Star, 1940s [source - Jaleen Grove]

Collins, Marianne - born 1957;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Collins, Ruth Mary - born in England 1900, died at Toronto 1970;
Studied with CW Jefferys and at Ontario College of Art, 1920, where she won an O.C.A. scholarship; Toronto based; ill'd several books and excelled at ill'ing dogs [source - C Stacey]
Evans, Hubert, 1892-. North to the unknown : the achievements and adventures of David Thompson / illus. by Ruth Collins. — Toronto : McClelland, [c1949].
Collins, Ruth M. Septimus, the St. Bernard. New York, Dodd, Mead, 1949.
Collins, Ruth M. Horace, the hound that howled. New York, Dodd, Mead, 1951.
McGuirl, Charles “Mike” the stray dog. Willowdale, McGuirl, 1952.
Collins, Ruth M. Alphonse and Archibald. New York, Dodd, Mead, 1953.
Cook, Lyn. Rebel on the trail. Toronto, Macmillan, 1953.
Longstreth T. Morris The Scarlet Force: the making of the Mounted Police. Toronto, Macmillan, 1953
Graham, M. Audrey. 150 years at St. Johns York Mills. Toronto, General Pub., 1966.

Coloma, Lester
Graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design (AOCA) specializing in illustration. Successfully completed OCAD's eight-month drawing/painting and art history program in Florence, Italy. Artwork has appeared in several trade magazines, advertisements, books, packaging, murals and private collections. Of the two hundred plus collaborative murals while with Lorimer Studios as senior designer/painter, individual murals can be seen in the following locations: Raleigh North Carolina, Chattanooga Tennessee, Richmond Kentucky, and Pensacola Florida.

Cached bio via (online ca 2000-2014)

Working out of Hamilton, Ontario.

Colville, Alex - at Toronto 24 Aug 1920
War posters
" studied at Mount Allison (1938-42). On graduating he joined the army and in 1944 was sent to Europe as a war artist. He returned to Canada late in 1945 and worked in Ottawa on paintings based on his European sketches and watercolours until his demobilization in 1946. Colville taught at Mount Allison 1946-63, when he resigned to devote himself to painting." [source - MARILYN BURNETT,]

Comely , Richard - born 1951;
"Richard Comely was born in Radcliffe, England, in 1950 and moved to Canada at an early age. He started working as a graphic artist and illustrator while in high school. In 1975, he launched Canada's best-known national-superhero comic book, Captain Canuck, which was published initially by his Comely Comix and then by CKR Productions. Following the demise of Captain Canuck in 1981, Comely produced two issues of the comics magazine Star Rider and the Peace Machine (1982). He has since continued to work in the graphic-arts field, designing greeting cards, illustrating children's books and creating book covers. He has also produced videos and lectured on violence and sex exploitation in the media. In the mid 1990s he briefly resurrected Captain Canuck, creating a new identity for the hero. His contributions to Canadian comics were celebrated in the Superheroes/Superhéros stamps issued by Canada Post in 1995. [source - Collections Canada,]

Comfort, Charles Fraser, RCA, OC - born 22 July 1900 Edinburgh Lothian Scotland; died 05 July 1994 Ottawa Ontario Canada

Painter, muralist, sculptor, teacher, writer and administrator.

Did pen and ink sketches for Women of Red River, by W.J. Healy. Winnipeg, Women's Canadian Club, 1923.

Charles Comfort moved to Winnipeg in 1912 with his family, and in 1914, he began work as a commercial artist at the newly established Brigdens Limited commercial art branch office in Winnipeg. By 1916 Comfort started attending evening classes at the Winnipeg School of Art, and later he attended the Art Students League of New York under Robert Henri and Euphrasius Tucker. He moved to Toronto in 1919, where he met members of the Group of Seven. In the 1930s, Comfort regularly worked as a commercial illustrator as well as a teacher at the Ontario College of Art and Design from 1935-1938. He subsequently held by a teaching position at the University of Toronto, a post he continued after the war until 1960. Comfort was commissioned to design a mural for Toronto’s North American Life Building in 1932, the first of many he completed.

In 1937, he designed the exterior frieze and interior murals for the Toronto Stock Exchange. Comfort helped initiate Canada’s WWII War Art program and served as an official war artist in World War II, leaving an important body of work that records Canada's war effort abroad.

In 1954 he was one of eighteen Canadian artists commissioned by the Canadian Pacific Railway to paint a mural for the interior of one of the new Park cars entering service on the new Canadian transcontinental train. Each of the murals depicted a different national or provincial park; Comfort's was Banff National Park.

He became the Director of the National Gallery in Ottawa from 1959-65.

[paraphrased bio from wikipedia]

Conacher - born St Andrews, Scotland
Emigrated to Canada at 8 years old. Studied under Cruikshank at OSA; joined New York Herald artroom at age 20, alongside CW Jefferys. Later worked for Munsey's. Illustrations appear in Harper Bros publications, and Life and Judge. [source - St George Burgoyne, Canadian Bookman, 1919]

Condy, Roy
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Coniglio, Ray
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Conner, Michael, died August 25, 2005, aged 66
Graphic designer
Founded design firm of Wellington and Wolf.

Connolly, Reynald - born 1944;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Constable Mike, - political cartoon

Constantineau, Fleurimond (1905-1981)
Fleurimond Constantineau supplied the artwork for two 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.

Cook-Endres, Barbara Kathryn 1922- murals

Cooney Barbara– children’s books -

Coop, Diana Zoe - born 1952;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Cooper, Albert
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Cooper, Austin - b. near Souris Manitoba, 1890 - 1964
"Cooper, born in Canada, trained and practised in Britain. He studied at the Cardiff School of Art from the age of thirteen, before winning a scholarship to the Allan-Frazer Art College, Arbroath from 1906 until 1910. In 1910 he moved to London, studying in the evenings at the City and Guilds School. He returned to Canada as a commercial artist, although this was interrupted by war service during the First World War in Europe. In 1922 he settled in London and received the first of many poster commissions from London Underground. Over the next two decades he established his reputation as a top poster designer. After the 1920s his work became increasingly pictorial, and he produced work for the Empire Marketing Board, LNER (London North East Railway) as well as the London Underground. In 1943 he turned from his career as a poster artist to become a full time painter." [source - UK Nat'l Archives]

Cooper, Carol Marie
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Cooper, Dale - born 1954;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Cooper, Heather Jane - Born 1945
Prominent designer and illustrator 1970s-1980s; see self-published book

Cooper, HW
Illustrated fiction for Maclean's 1913-14

Cooper, Stanley Smith - born in Leeds, England on April 1, 1906
Lived in Port Credit Ontario. Came to Canada in the vast British immigrant wave prior to 1914. His family initially settled in Montreal, Quebec. He studied at Central Technical School during post-WW1 recession in Canada (and elsewhere!) 1919 - 1921 and afterwards went as so many other Canadians did (and do!) to NYC studying at the Art Students' League NYC. A member and executive member of the Arts and Letters Club Toronto he was also post-WW2 the chairman of the Exhibition Committee of the Art Directors Club, Toronto including that of April 20, 1949 which was at the T. Eaton Co. Toronto store (Yonge College). Also worked in stage design and served as the Creative Director of MacLaren's Advertising Co. Toronto in the late 1940s onwards. [source - J. Gilinsky, Toronto historian]

Copeland, Eric
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Coppold, Leslie - born 1914; died 2007
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Corelli, Mary – taught at OCAD

Cornwell, Bruce - b. Canada, d. 2012
Raised in California; became illustrator of British "Dan Dare" comic strip in Eagle. Also did book illustration, and sic-fi titles [source - Obituary

Corrigan, Patrick - born Toronto, 1951
Attended OCAD. Staff illustrator and then political cartoonist at Toronto Star. [source - artist's website]

Corte, Lesley
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Corte, Louis Donato - born 1922;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Cortes, F.
Did some covers for Canada Ink, 1930s.

Cosby, John
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Cosgrove, Stanley Morel 1911-2002 murals

Côté, André (Philippe) ; died
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Côté, Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor

Côté, Mark
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Cotechini, Mauro
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Coucill, Irma
portrait artist
illustrated for The Globe and Mail and The Toronto Star
Wrote and illustrated Founders and Guardians and Fathers of Confederation
An exhibition of 55 of her portraits of Pierre Trudeau was held in 1974 at the Arts and Letters Club, but she wasn't able to attend, being a woman!

Couillard, R
CP poster

Counsell, Maurice Spencer - born 1927;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Courchesne, Luc - born 1952;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Coulas Mick

Couling, Gordon 1913-1984 murals

Cotton, John Wesley - 1869-1931 - Toronto Art Students League - "John Cotton is said to have introduced aquatinting to Canada." [source - Nat'l Library and Archives]

Coughtry ,John Graham, AOCA. CGP. P-CSGA. [1931-1999].
Born in St-Lambert, Que., he became interested in art while at high school and later attended the Montreal Museum of Fine Art School and studied under Goodridge Roberts, Jacques de Tonnancour, and Gordon Webber [1948-49]. He also studied at the Ontario College of Art under Jock MacDonald, Eric Freifeld, Harley Parker and Frederick Hagan [1949-53]. He won an IODE prize and a T. Eaton travel scholarship in 1953 and took a trip to France and Spain [1954-55]. In France he studied the work of Pierre Bonnard and Alberto Giacometti (their work was to be very influential). He worked for Graphica Associates, Toronto [1955] and then at the graphics department of the CBC. His painting “Night Interior” was included in the Second Biennial Exhibition of Canadian Art [1957]. He taught part-time at the OCA for two years [1958-60]. In 1959 Coughtry finally left the CBC and began to work on mural commissions. His work received critical praise from writers Robert Fulford and Elizabeth Kilbourn. In 1962 he made a large mural for the Toronto International Airport. From 1962 he was a member of the Artists' Jazz Band (along with Gordon Rayner, Robert Markle, Rick Gorman, Nobuo Kubota, etc.). In 1963 he completed a 16 foot bronze sculpture for the Yorkdale Plaza, Toronto. He continued his graphic work and created serigraphs using plexiglas-transfer. Coughtry produced a number of figurative paintings series included: Emerging Figure [1959]; Two Figures [1962]; Reclining Figure [1974-75]; Afternoon Lovers [1979]; Odalisque [1983]; Snow Queen - for Sarah Vaughan [1990]. In later career he also made landscape based works. He received many solo exhibitions, in particular at the Isaacs Gallery, Toronto [1956-1990]. Coughtry’s also received a number of major commissions including: Sculptured Walls, at Beth David Synagogue, Toronto [1953] and a mural for the Revere Electric Building, Toronto [1958]. His work is represented in numerous private, corporate, and public collections including the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Detroit Institute of Fine Arts; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Philadelphia Museum etc. He won many awards and was a member of the Canadian Society of Graphic Artists [1957- Pres. 1960] and the Canadian Group of Painters [1959-67]. Up till his death in 1999, he resided in Claremont, Ontario. [source: MacDonald, “Dictionary of Canadian Artists” [vol. 1, pp. 537a-539a]

Counsell, Maurice Spencer 1927-

Cowan, Julie Zangmo
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Cox, Palmer - b. 28 April, 1840 Granby Que; d. 24 July 1924, Granby.
left for US ca 1900 but returned; creator of "the Brownies". Also a caricaturist.

Crabtree, Charles Archibald - born 1880; died 1943
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Craig, David
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Craig, Harry Fred - born 1810;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Crapnell, Victor
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Craven, Nora Edna, January 1, 1913-July 14, 1997.
Wrote and illustrated Wild flowers of Temiskaming.

Crawford, George - born 1915;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Crawford, Mel - born 1925 in Toronto, Ontario; died February 23, 2015 in Torrington, Connecticut.
"At 16 he began to draw for Toronto’s Bell Features Publications, illustrating a feature written by Frank Mann Harris called “The Three T’s” beginning with Bell’s Joke Comics No. 1, published in the Spring of 1942. The feature, about a trio of Hardy Boys-styled adventurers, was short-lived, but Crawford went on to illustrate a host of pages and features for the Bell line, eventually creating “The Young Commandos” for Commando Comics in October 1942 (the strip seems to have been modelled on Simon and Kirby’s “Boy Commandos” feature which had debuted in Detective Comics in June of the same year). Even at this young age, Crawford demonstrated a versatile classical-realistic style in his work for Bell, with a confident line and strong figure work.
According to Canadian comics researcher Ivan Kocmarek, “Before the year (1942) was out, Mel Crawford, at 17, enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy,” where some sources list him as a fighter pilot.
After the War, Crawford returned to Toronto and attended the Ontario College of Art and Design, eventually finding employment at Bomac Printing. In 1949, he moved to the U.S. and found work at the Walt Disney Studios before drifting back into comics work for Western Publishing, which held the licences for Disney comics. At Western, Crawford’s work appeared alongside that of a storied group of peers, including Alex Toth, John Stanley, and Carl Barks…"
[source - BK Munn]

Crawley, Jacqueline - b 1952 Toronto. BA in fine art from the University of Guelph '76
Editorial Illustrator 1980's - national magazines and The Globe and Mail. Currently an Artist [painter] and Art teacher in and around the GTA.
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Creet, Stephen - born 1953;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Crisp, Arthur Watkins 1881-1974
From Hamilton; c.1899, etcher for Hamilton Herald; illustrator in NY; also did murals

Crockart, James Bisset (1885-1974)
Born July 19, 1885 in Stirling, Scotland, he studied at the Glasgow School of Art and pursued architecture. He apprenticed with a local architect from 1902 to 1909, then moved to Chipping Campden where he became an assistant to a leading Arts & Crafts architect in England, Charles R. Ashbee. He emigrated to Canada in 1911, residing in Montreal and worked as assistant to Saxe & Archibald for eight months, then moved to Saskatoon where he partnered with Robert M. Thompson (Thompson & Crockart). Their collaboration ended in 1914, and Crockart returned to Montreal to serve overseas during WWI. After 1920 he returned to Montreal and spent much of his career as a commercial artist and industrial designer until the late 1940's. He died in Huntington, Quebec on April 19, 1974. (death notice Gazette [Montreal], April 22, 1874, 55; biog. Canadian Municipal Journal [Montreal], ix, July 1913, 299-300; inf. Saskatchewan Assoc. of Architects)" Bio lightly paraphrased, via
Designed CPR posters in 1920s [source - Jason Vanderhill]

Crosby, John A. - born 1925;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Crosthwait, Irwin Leyland (Bud) - born June 24, 1914 Creston, BC; died Sept 15 1981, Montreal.
Trained Sir George William College, then Pratt Inst; won Jessie Dow award. Was naval war artist; fashion illustrator; associated with School of Paris Taschisme; did set design for Paris Ballet; fashion illo for Harper's Bazaar; art for NY Times, Herald Tribune; was employee at Henry Morgan Co in Montreal; worked in Venezuela later in life. Also: competed in 1936 Olympics as swimmer. [source -]

Crouch, Robert Weir- ??- died 1943 - Robert Stacey refers to Crouch as "obscure" in the Cdn Encyclopedia. -
"This vase is further distinguished by a complete provenance. After its creation in 1917, it was given as a gift that same year by Jennings to RW Crouch, a decorative artist famed for his redesigning the cover of National Geographic magazine in 1910. Crouch resided for a time in East Aurora, and may have been associated with the Roycroft, perhaps as a graphic designer. The vase then passed through the next two generations of the Crouch family, whereupon in 2003 its significance was identified by a family member who visited (the power of the Internet!!)."[source: This is G o o g l e's cache of as retrieved on Jan 15, 2008 09:14:29 GMT.]
Crouch is mentioned as a designer gone to NY by June 1895 in FH Brigden in Printer & Publisher June 1895.

Crow, Debbie
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Crow, Elmay
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Crowle, Deborah
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Croydon, Peter
MacLeans, 1952

Cruickshank, Gary
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Cruikshank, William, 1848-1922
Illustrations in Canadian Illustrated News.

Cruikshank, Wm - Desbarats

Crysler, Greig
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Cserepy, Mary
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Csotonyi Julius
natural history illustrator (restoring prehistoric and living animals, plants, microbes) living in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Cuillard, A.
CP White Empress steamer poster [source - Dimson, Great Canadian Posters]

Cumine, George L.
Montreal based Commercial artist with Toronto connections, ill'd Red Man's Wonder Book, 1931.[source - Randall Speller in Devil's Artisan 42]

Cunningham, Andrew
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Currie, Iris
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Curry, Eric MacDonald - born 1918;
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Curtis, Carolyn - born 1903; died 1995
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Cusak, Marie Louise
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Cuthbertson, George A Adrian. 1891-1969

Cuvelier, Léonce Edouard (1874- 1959)
Léonce Edouard Cuvelier was born in Paris in 1874. He studied architecture at Columbia University in New York. He came to Montreal in 1912 to exhibit some of his watercolours of theatre set designs. He opened a studio in Trois-Rivières in 1933.Edouard Cuvelier self- published a number of his watercolours as postcards in 1927. The postcards, which had Quebec City subjects, were printed in France. He also provided A. Noyer of Paris a number of his Montreal watercolours for publication as postcards c. 1935. “Dictionnaire des artistes de langue française en Amerique du Nord”.

Cuvilier, Don
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Cymbalski, Zygmunt - born 1928
- murals

Cyr, Johanne
Listed as “Graphic Designer” in CHIN

Czernecki, Stefan - born 1946;
– children’s books -

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