Monday, January 19, 2015

Ted Harrison's influence

Ted Harrison passed away this month.  I bet you will remember his art work when you see it.  He lived and worked in the Yukon and the people, landscape and culture of that part of the world is so prevalent in his painting. 

Ted was born in 1928 in England but immigrated to Canada.  Ted's biography says that he had his first art show at the Public Library in Whitehorse in 1969 and his career as an artist took off from there. He was living in Vancouver, BC when he passed away.

In addition to his work as a painter, Ted has written several children’s books and illustrated both “The Cremation of Sam McGee” and “The Shooting of Dan McGrew” by Robert Service.
He designed of Yukon Pavilion for Vancouver Expo’ 86 and the design of a Canada Post Christmas Stamp in 1996.

His paintings can be found in private and public collections throughout Canada, and in New Zealand, Japan, Germany and the United States. In 1987 he received the Order of Canada for his contribution to Canadian culture.

I love the way he painted and have been influenced by Mr. Harrison.  I dug out these old paintings I did a long time ago, when I heard the sad news of his passing. 

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