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Safran, Bernard 1924-
St Ables, Jon
Comics artist employed by Maple Leaf Comics in 1940s; Created comic Brok Windsor. [source - John Bell, Collections Canada]
"Jean-Claude (now known as Claude) St-Aubin was born in Matheson, Ontario, in 1951. …1976, main colourist for Captain Canuck. He also contributed some inks to the title, and worked as well on such backup features as the Chaos Corps and Beyond. Ever since CKR Productions stopped publishing in 1981, St-Aubin has worked as a penciller and inker for a variety of U.S. comics companies, including Marvel, DC, Topps, Acclaim/Valiant and Crusade. Among the titles featuring his artwork are Magnus Robot Fighter, The Frankenstein/Dracula War, Aquaman, X-Files and Green Lantern." [source - Collections Canada http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/superheroes/t3-416-e.html]
Salter Ruth - see Wainwright, Ruth Salter
Worked at Bomac Engraving in 1950s [source - Tom McNeely]
From Goderich; illr for In the days of the Canada Company the story of the settlement of the Huron Tract and a view of the social life of the period, 1825-1850
Sampson, JE - born in Liverpool 1887 or 1888; died 1946
Founded first silk-screen business with businessman C.A.G. Matthews; employed Franklin CARMICHAEL and A.J. CASSON. [source - Canadian Encyclopedia http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1SEC821480]
Studied art at Liverpool School of Art;London School of Art; Academie Julian and Academie de la Grand Chaumiere in Paris; Came to Canada in 1909; was art director at Stone Ltd; was known as a portrait and figure painter. His firm was originally called Colorcraft; was est in 1918; Casson was Art Director for 38 years. He represented Canada with a painting at the NY World's Fair in 1939. [source - Arts and Letters Club files with statement by Matthews]
Sandham, Henry - 1842 in Montreal - d.1910 in London
- RCA - Picturesque Canada - Boston, 1881-1901 [source -Who Was Who in American Art]
Studied with Otto Reinhard Jacobi and John A Fraser; Divided time between Canada, USA, UK; showed in Paris salons, Royal Academy London, Boston, Philadelphia Centennial. Illo Century Magazine and a few books (Poe, HH Jackson) [source - Walt Reed's The Illustrator in America]
Sandham, Alfred - 1838-1910
"Alfred Sandham was born 19 November 1838 in Griffintown (Montreal). While still in his teens, he left Montreal for New York. Two years later he returned and began work with the Montreal Telegraph Company (soon absorbed by the Grand Trunk Railroad). In 1863 he began working with his father, a painting contractor, and his brother Frederick. … In the mid-1860s, Sandham joined a group of collectors to form the Numismatic Society of Montreal, and began what would become an extensive collection of medals and coins, as well as autographs, letters, engravings, drawings, and portraits relating to the history of Canada and the history of Montreal. In 1870, largely due to his efforts, the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Montreal came into being. He was the first editor (from 1872 to 1875) of the "Canadian Antiquarian and Numismatic Journal". He was also a contributor to the "American Journal of Numismatics" and a member of several learned societies in Canada and the United States. He wrote several books, booklets and monographs related to his research and collecting interests, including "Coins, Tokens, and Medals of the Dominion of Canada" (1869); "Ville-Marie, or Sketches of Montreal, past and present" (1870); "McGill College and its medals" (1872); a history of the Montreal YMCA (1873); and, "Montreal and its fortifications" (1874). In 1880, Sandham left Montreal for Toronto, where he flourished as a publisher of evangelical magazines. This success allowed him the time to concentrate on his research and collecting passions. Alfred Sandham died on Christmas Day, 1910 at the age of 72. His death came six months after that of his brother Henry Sandham, the well-known painter and illustrator." [source - Nat'l Library and Archives]
Illustrated many historical and commemorative and government publications.
Sandwell, Harry W. 1904- murals
Sangwine, Eric Unknown-
Toronto based designer of bookplates, associated with Ryerson Press. Also Ill'd cover for Chatelaine in 1928. Very medievalesque style.
Sarossy, Ivan 1926- murals
Saunders, George 1883-1967
Sauvé Gordon – children’s books -
Creator "one-Up" comic strip.
Saw, Lou 1922-
Sawatzky, Dan Unknown- murals
Sawtelle, Alice - apparently from outside Canada
Wife of Hugh Mackenzie, son of MA Mackenzie, U of Toronto math professor. Illustrated a story for MacLean's in Nov 1925.
Schaefer, Fred 1929-2001 murals
Ill'd for HBC
Schell, Frederick B., 1838-1902 - picturesque canada [src- national library and Archives] - note, deathdate discrepancy: WWW says d. 1905. May not be Canadian.
Active in BC, 1930s; taught at AOTS Polytechnic; worked at Great West Lithographers; an associate of Paul Rand and John Kyle. [source - Paul Rand archive, via Gary Sim]
Schintz, Theodoor Marie 1904-
Schlienger, Oscar 1905 murals
Schmidt, Albert 1919- murals
SCHREIBER, Charlotte Mount Brook Morrell 1834-1922
Born Woodham Mortimer, Essex, England, 1834; Died Paignton, Devon, England, 1922
Charlotte Schreiber (née Charlotte Mount Brock Morrell), was one of four children, was artistically gifted, and was encouraged and supported by her father in her artistic endeavours. Her formal art education began in the early 1850s, consisting of attendance at Mr. Cary's School of Art, London, anatomy lessons from a former surgeon, and unofficial classical training from J.R. Herbert, RA (1810-1890). She was a painter of portraits, landscapes and genre scenes in oil and watercolour. Schreiber illustrated three books in England - Chaucer's "The Legende of the Knight of the Red Crosse," The First Book of Spenser's "Faerie Queene" (1871), and a posthumous publication of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "The Rhyme of the Duchess May" (1874). In 1875 at age forty-one, she married her cousin Weymouth Schreiber and moved to Toronto, Canada with him and his three children; she illustrated three children's books that were published in Toronto. She continued to paint in Canada and quickly became involved in, and played an important role in the Toronto art community. She was elected to the Ontario Society of Artists in 1876, was the first woman to teach at the newly formed Ontario College of Art in 1877, was appointed to the managing board in 1878 and ran the College with Lucius O'Brien and James Smith. She was elected a charter member of the Royal Canadian Academy in 1880 and remained the only female member of the RCA until the second woman, Marion Long, was elected in 1933. Schreiber exhibited her work at the annual exhibitions of the Ontarion Society of Artists and the Royal Canadian Academy, the Art Association of Montreal, the Canadian Women's Art Association, the Toronto Industrial Exhibitions, the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibitions, the Paris Salon (1890) and the World Columbian Exhibition in Chicago (1893). When her husband died in 1898, Schreiber returned to England where she lived in Paignton, Devon, and continued to paint and sell her work until she died in 1922. [source - Cdn Women Artists' History Initiative]
Schuster, Joe - b. July 10, 1914 Toronto
Creator of Superman. "In 1924 the family moved to Cleveland Ohio for new business opportunities. In 1930 Joe Shuster met Jerry Siegel, and their common interest in fantastic stories led to a fast friendship. They worked together to produce their own science fiction magazine, and in that very periodical in 1933 they created their first Superman story." [source - "Truth, Justice, and the Canadian Way" by Ross May, July 1st, 2004 at http://www.supermanhomepage.com/comics/comics.php?topic=articles/canadian-way]
Schwartz, Roslyn. – children’s books -
Scott, Adam Sherriff 1887-1980
murals; war posters; HBC
Scott, Lloyd Edward William - 1911-1968 - "graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1936. He served in the Canadian Army during W.W. II and in 1949 he joined Ontario Hydro as a technician. His work as an artist included the illustration of an elementary school history textbook by Donalda Dickie, The great adventure. During the 1960s Scott travelled extensively, including the Canadian Arctic, recording his trips in sketchbooks, diaries and films." [source - Nat'l Library and Archives]
Seabrook, Harold 1920- murals
Hard to read monogram; did some covers for Canada Ink in the 1930s [source - Jaleen Grove]
Segel, Ross (spelling?)
Associate of Leo Bachle; comic books 1940s; cartoonist
"noted Canadian animal painter" according to Chatelaine in Jan 1931; provided children's illustrations for Chatelaine; ill'd animal stories for Canadian Home Journal, 1930s
Serafin, Sigmund Augustus 1920- murals
Seton, Ernest Thompson - born Ernest Evan Thompson in South Shields, County Durham (now part of South Tyneside, Tyne and Wear), England August 14, 1860 ; died Seton Village, New Mexico October 23, 1946
Emigrated to Canada 1866. Attended Royal Academy of Art, London. Returned to Canada; later emigrated to US.
Founded Boy Scouts of America; famous writer of outdoor stories.
Illustrated his own works and had some published in magazines (eg, Windsor Magazine).
Seyfort, Charles Rudolph 1928- murals
Shabaeff, Valentin 1891- murals
Shackleton, Kathleen - b. 05 February 1884 Dublin Ireland; d. 10 July 1961
Immigrated to Canada in 1912; Not really an illustrator? - her society portraits appear in Canadian Home Journal article March 1932 [source - Jaleen Grove]
Shane, George - born 1921
George Shane was born in Winnipeg in 1921. Before the Second World War, he started cartooning for several western papers, including the Calgary Herald and the Winnipeg Free Press. After serving in the Air Force during the war, he studied fine art and illustration in New York City and enjoyed much success with his gag cartoons. In the late 1940s, Shane returned to Canada and worked for both Saturday Night and The Montrealer. With the establishment of his own commercial art studio, he worked in alliance with the Canadian Labour Congress. Throughout a lengthy career of over four decades as a freelance artist, the cartoonist's focus has been on labour politics and issues. His work has appeared in trade and labour publications across the country. In addition to his editorial cartoon work, George Shane has been the subject of numerous painting exhibitions. He continues to teach portraiture in Toronto. [source - Nat'l Library and Archives]
Shaw, Bill Unknown-
Shaw-Rimmington, Barrie 1923- murals
Sheldon Cohen; - Governor General award winner
Sherman, Maud Rees 1900 - 1976
Maud Sherman was born in Mission City, British Columbia in 1900. She was taught at home by her father Ruiter Stinson Sherman (1865 - 1941) who was a teacher, naturalist, and writer. She began illustrating his nature stories in School Days magazine (1919-1931), a publication of the Vancouver School Board. She later illustrated school text books by her father such as Mother Nature Stories (1924). She was a founding student at the Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts in 1925, and later a member of the B.C. Society of Fine Arts.
Sherwood, June E. Unknown-1992
Shortt, Angus H. 1908-
Shortt, Terence Michael 1910-1986 - wildlife
Showell, William 1903-
Worked for The Canadian Magazine, Chatelaine, MacLean's, 1930s; Britannia, war posters.
Silver, Francis Da Silva, 1841-1920 murals
Silversleth, Margrethe 1897-
Sim, Gary Keith 1951-
Gary Sim was born in Vancouver in 1951. He was a founding director of the Richmond Arts Council in 1969, illustrating the cover of their first newsletter. He has written and illustrated articles for MultiCAD magazine (Australia), Architectura (United States), also architectureBC and Amphora (British Columbia). He was the feature artist in Amphora 135. Under the imprint of Sim Publishing he publishes pamphlets of his own illustrations, limited edition relief prints, greeting cards, and autobiographical stories. He also publishes Art & Artists in Exhibition: Vancouver 1890 - 1950, a CD-ROM compilation of information on early Vancouver art and artists. Sim is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Malaspina Printmakers Society, the Alcuin Society, and the Architectural Institute of British Columbia. He is professionally employed as a Senior Architectural Technologist and Construction Administrator with DGBK Architects in Vancouver, B.C.
Simard, Jean 1916-
Simon, Ellen Rosalie 1916-
Designed cover of Diane of Villeneuve, published by Briggs ca 1899. [source - Bookseller and stationer [Vol. 14, no. 12 (Dec. 1898)]
Simpkins, Henry John 1906-
cartoonist, Spectator 1963
Smith Brian was born in 1945 in London , Ontario … His mother, a respected fashion illustrator, … graduating from OCA in 1969… founded [graphic design] company, LOGOSBRANDS…Throughout his fine art career, Smith¹s principle interest has been in the human figure. … instructor in life drawing and portrait workshops throughout Southern Ontario . … [Does] commissioned portraits. … In 2002 Smith became an instructor at Haliburton School of The Arts [and] … Ontario College of Art and Design…. [and] Koffler Centre in Toronto. www.drawn2life.com" [source - Cdn Drawing Masters]
Sinclair, Alex 1922-
Sinclair, Chris H.
Ill'd fiction in Farmer's Magazine
NOTE: unknown if actually Canadian
Sinclair, Sylvia Aubrey 1924-
Skuce, Lou 1886-1951
Newspaper cartoonist; Comics artist employed at Bell Features in 1940s [source - John Bell, Collections Canada]
Ill'd for Canadian Home Journal in 1940s [source - Jaleen Grove]
Was comics artist in 1940s [source - John Bell, National Library & Archives http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/comics/027002-8300-e.html]
Slavin Bill– children’s books -
Sloan, Charles William 1929-
Smart, Leslie E. 1921-1998
Smith, Arthur Gordon 1901- murals
Smith, Bernard R.
Was based in Winnipeg; completed Famous Artists courses ( source - Famous Artists Magazine (Vol. 5, No. 3, Spring 1957)
Smith, Gordon Appelbe 1919- murals
Smith, Hall K. born Calgary died Winnipeg?
"Hall Smith was one of a very select group of commercial artists who specialized in illustrating the human figure for the fashion content of catalogues. His drawings and watercolour paintings appeared in countless Canadian catalogues published from 1927 to 1968, for companies such as the T. Eaton Co. (Eaton's) and the Great Western Garment Company (GWG)." Taught at Winnipeg School of Art; worked also at Brigdens in Winnipeg. Smith also illustrated many "pretty girl" heads for 1930s magazines especially National Home Monthly [source - Keith B. Smith, http://gwg2.kobotdev.com/en/marketing/gwgarthttp://gwg2.kobotdev.com/en/marketing/gwgart].
Smith, Jerome H.- b. Pleasant Valley, Illinois, 1861 - 1942
Attended art school in Chicago, published illo in The Rambler of Chicago, then was staff at Judge and Leslie'sWeekly, specialized in Western themes. Went to Paris for two years after 1890; later settled in British Columbia, married to a Native woman. Began to work in oils, mostly Western subjects. His earlier scenes were reprinted into the '30s. (source: Artists and Illustrators of the West by Robert Taft, p 232).
Not yet verified as Canadian. Ill'd for Canadian Home Journal, 1930s, both fiction and editorial.
Smith, Leslie Victor - born 1880 Simcoe Ontario, died 1952
Unknown what if anything he illustrated, but he owned a copy of The Art of Illustration by Edmund J. Sullivan, a very technical book on illustration. His bookplate inside the cover indicates he was of Loyalist ancestry. The bookplate, an academic rendering of winged Victory, is an etching signed "LVS 1929". [source - Jaleen Grove; CHIN]
Smith, Lewis Edward 1871-1926
Smith, Murray - b. London Ont. 1926
Worked in Toronto in 1950; illustrated for New Liberty.
Poster designer (source - Dimson, Great Canadian Posters)
Smith, J. Merle 1921-
Ill'd children's textbooks for Thomas Nelson and Sons (Canada), 1960.
Ill'd for Family herald and weekly star, 1946
From Hamilton, went to NY to study at Art Students League 1934. [source - letter from Robert Davis to Arthur W Brown; Society of Illustrators archives]
Snelgrove, Charles Reginald 1894-1940
Worked on comic Strip "Robin Hood".
Sokcevic, Nicholas J. 1915-
Sollogoub, Nicolas 1929- murals
Sostay, Ethel 1918-
Southwell, George Henry. 1865-1961 murals
Sova, Luule 1920-
Publications in which he has been published include Computer Arts magazine , NUVO magazine , Ohio magazine  and several others. He trained at Canada's prestigious Sheridan College under the tutelage of such renowned illustrators as Joe Morse , Gary Taxali , Christoph Niemann  and Kathryn Adams .
His work has been shown in exhibitions in Hamilton, Ontario, Oakville, Ontario, and Saskatoon's Mendel Art Gallery [source - wikipedia]
Spehar, Ed 1927- murals
Spencer, Gordon Robert 1925-
Springer, Florence (Miss), Toronto
Listed as illustrator in Women of Canada, 1900
Springett, Louis Charles 1853-1940
Springett, Martin - children's books
Spurling, John Robert
nautical ill for HBC
Stackhouse, James C.
Stackhouse, James Charles1924-2008
Stahl Ben F.
son of famous American illustrator Ben A. Stahl; resident of PEI; designed the postage stamp of Anne of Green Gables.
Style: vibrant, fun, detailed, cartoonish - line and Dr. Martin's Dyes, maps, children's books, advertising.
Born 1963. Education: The Alberta College of Art & The Ontario College of Art and Design, grad. 1987
Works in Toronto. Clients include: IBM, Seagram's, Purolator, Petro-Canada, London Underground Transit, Air Miles.
Stanton, Dean. Vancouver. Vector.
Staples, Owen Rostap - b. England 1866-Dec. 6, 1949 Toronto
Immigrated to Canada age 6. Listed on CHIN as a mural artist. Was cartoonist for newspapers, on stff of Toronto Telegram for over 60 years. Trained in Rochester, NY, Philadelphia, Toronto. Exhibited at Chicago World's Fair (1893?), St Louis Expo, galleries in London, Liverpool, and elsewhere. Was paralyzed three years before death on right side of body and so painted with left hand after that. Curated John Ross Robertson collection of paintings of Toronto landmarks. [source: NY Times obit]
Stapleton Bruce - Born: 19 July 1910 Stratford Ontario Canada
worked on Confederation Life series
Illo fiction Canadian Home Journal 1947
Stark, William Redver (W.R.), 1885-1953
Artist and graphic illustrator.
Collection of about 480 sketches done in England, France and Belgium, 1916-1918, during WWI, in National Archives.
Illustrated Bebe, Marie et Jean by Edgar and Frances Shelley Wees, published by Gage in 1940, along with illustrations by Mary Hyrchenuk.
Provided illustrations for Canadian Boy and The Child's Own.
Steacy , Ken.
KEN STEACY is a Canadian Air Force brat who decided at age eleven to become a professional comic book artist. He pursued this intent until the magic moment occurred in 1974 with the publication of Super Student, a two page strip that he wrote, penciled, inked and lettered. This holistic approach has been a hallmark of his work ever since, true to his belief that specialization is for insects, not artists.
He studied film and video as analogies to the sequential narrative at The Ontario College of Art and Design, but drove his profs crazy by turning in comic strips instead of film or video. They finally figured out what he was up to and awarded him a pile of scholarships, including the Lieutenant Governor's medal. Since then he has written and illustrated the exploits of practically every popular character you could name, including Astro Boy, Batman, Superman, Spider-man and X-Men. His four major works in print are: The Sacred & the Profane (co-authored by Dean Motter), Night and the Enemy (stories by Harlan Ellison), Megapowers (written by physicist Jack Weyland) and Tempus Fugitive (which he did all by himself).
Ken spent two intense years at SANCTUARY WOODS MULTIMEDIA creating, producing, directing and illustrating The Awesome Adventures of Victor Vector & Yondo, an edutainment CD-ROM series for kids. He later produced a three issue comic book mini-series chronicling the further adventures of VV&Y in print. He has worked for many years with LUCASFILM, producing stories and computer-rendered illustrations for Star Wars children's books, and has collaborated on numerous occasions with author Douglas Coupland.
A series of his paintings depicting the peacetime activities of navigators in the Canadian Armed Forces is part of the permanent collection of the National War Museum in Ottawa. CHRONICLE BOOKS has released Brightwork, a celebration of classic American car ornamentation which Ken wrote, designed and art directed. He recently produced all of the display artwork for the Space Place gallery at Edmonton's Telus World of Science, designed the sets and promotional material for a production of West Side Story, and painted a stack of Harry Potter trading cards.
Ken is very happily married to artist Joan Steacy and they have two terrific kids, Alex and Raymond. Together they have launched TOM McBOMB PRODUCTIONS INC. a content provider for digital video, on-demand books & periodicals, and other way-cool stuff. www.kenspublishing.com
Comics artist employed at Bell Features [source - John Bell, Collections Canada]
Hazelton Lanes poster (source - Dimson, Great Canadian Posters)
"Robin Hood" comic strip, 1940s
Stephens, Douglas 1918-1967
Ill'd children's story for Family Herald and Weekly Star 1936
Stewart, Claire 1910-
Highly regarded illustrator featured in Graphis magazine (1954). Very modern style. Clients included Bell, Toronto Star Weekly.
"He joined the AIIQ in 1984 and later served as a member of the executive committee for five terms. Stewart coordinated production of the 1989 and 1990 editions of Illustration Québec, defining the format that the repertoire follows to this day. His work runs the gamut of professional illustration, appearing in everything from The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Boston Globe, Scientific American, Forbes, Fortune, The Utne Reader, and many other publications, to annual reports and advertisements. He has won numerous awards and citations, and his work has been shown in the Communication Arts Illustration Annual and The New York City Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition." [source - AIIQ]
Stockelbach, Lavonia 1874-1966
Stone, Dorothy Charlotte 1905-
Storr, Carter B. 1910-
Stowell, Jennifer 1919-2006 murals
Sudden, Alan - 1924-2000
Was Fine Arts librarian at Toronto Ref Library; ill a few books
ill'd for Chatelaine early 30s
Suhacev, Igor P 1925- murals
Sullivan, Miss Beatrice - St Vincent St Toronto
Listed as Illustrator in Women of Canada, 1900
Sutherland, Frederick William 1860-1920
Sutherland, Ida Margarite Dagmar Russell Unknown-1944
Suzor-Côté, Marc-Aurèle de Foy 1869-1937 - ill Maria Chapdelaine 1916
Swartz, Anne Isabelle McQuire Swartz (Belle) b. Parry Sound 1921-2006 Toronto, was an abstract expressionist painter who graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1946. While at O.C.A. Belle worked with Group of Seven Members Franklin Carmichael and Frederick Varley. After graduation, she worked with Painters Eleven painters Jock MacDonald and Harold Town. She was represented by the Pennell Art Gallery in Toronto’s Yorkville Art District. She was a member of the Society of Canadian Artists and the Heliconian Club in Toronto. She was the Vice President of the Commercial Art Company Windsor Art Studios Ltd. from 1948-1974. Belle also taught Life Drawing and Advanced Painting at Humber College. Though Belle worked in many mediums including watercolor, oil pastels, graphite and acrylics, she is best known for her large oil palette knife paintings.
Swartz Courtlandt McQuire
Courtlandt is currently a Visual Arts Major at the Ontario College of Art and Design University and the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto. His favorite medium to work with is Acrylic paint, though he has illustrated the book, “My Best Friend Papa,” and the 2010 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair poster using Plasticine. Courtlandt's illustrations are often realistic with great attention to detail, though his poster is simplified and charming. His most popular works are his Tall Ships, Steam Engines and Urban Landscapes.
Sweet, John S. -
Studied at Hamilton Tech School under JS Gordon, Hortense Gordon and John Sloan. Then studied with John Russell, and at Art Students League of New York. Active circa 1950.
Symons, Robert David 1898-1973 - midcentury kidsbooks
Szasz, Endre 1926-2003