Hind, William George Richardson

William George Richardson Hind, artist (b at Nottingham, Eng 12 June 1833; d at Sussex, NB 18 Nov 1889). His older brother Henry Youle HIND arrived in Toronto in 1846 and William seems to have followed in 1852. He set up an art studio but returned to England 8 years later, where he was influenced by the paintings of Millais, Hunt and Rossetti, with their attention to minute detail. He joined his brother's expedition to the Moisie River in 1861 and produced over 100 pencil, watercolour and oil studies of the wilderness and native people, as well as sentimental flights of imagination.

In 1862 he set off with the OVERLANDERS, completing over 160 sketches and paintings of the journey from Fort Garry to Victoria. Among his best-known works are scenes of farm life and Oxen With Red River Cart (1870) from the Red River Colony, Bar in a Mining Camp (1865) and studies of Lillooet miners during the Cariboo gold rush. By 1870 Hind was living in NB and NS and working for the Intercolonial Railway.