Determined to explore both "the true nature of our landscape" and the historical (and prehistorical) background that shaped Canadian society, Charles William Jefferys was a strong advocate of artistic nationalism. Beginning work as a newspaper artist in 1889, Jefferys served as an illustrator on the New York Herald 1893–1901, and as art editor of the satirical periodical The Moon (1902–03). He was appointed chief illustrator of the Toronto Star (1905) and art director of Toronto Star Weekly (1910), before launching a freelance career. He also taught at the School of Architecture, University of Toronto, 1911–39. Jefferys is one of the most frequently reproduced of Canadian illustrators and is best known for his "visual reconstructions" of Canadian history.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Stacey, Robert. "Charles William Jefferys". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 03 June 2015, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/charles-william-jefferys. Accessed 24 September 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Stacey, R. (2015). Charles William Jefferys. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/charles-william-jefferys
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Stacey, Robert. "Charles William Jefferys." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published September 04, 2007; Last Edited June 03, 2015.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Charles William Jefferys," by Robert Stacey, Accessed September 24, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/charles-william-jefferys
Charles William Jefferys
Article by Robert Stacey
Published Online September 4, 2007
Last Edited June 3, 2015