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Roland Brener

Roland Brener, sculptor (b at Johannesburg, South Africa 22 February 1942). He completed his artistic training at St Martin's School of Art, London, England, in 1965 where he studied with Anthony Caro.

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Donald William Buchanan

Donald William Buchanan, (b at Lethbridge, Alta, 9 Apr 1908; d at Ottawa 28 Feb 1966). He was the son of Senator W.A. Buchanan, publisher of the Lethbridge Herald, and received a degree in modern history from University of Toronto as well as an Oxford fellowship.

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Jacques Brault

Jacques Brault, writer (b at Montréal, Qué 29 Mar 1933). Brault is a major poet of contemporary Québec. He studied at the Collège Sainte-Marie (Montréal), Université de Montréal and the Sorbonne (Paris), before becoming a professor at Université de Montréal in 1960.

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Lorne Michaels

Lorne Michaels, né Lorne Michael Lipowitz, producer (b at Toronto 17 Nov 1944). Lorne Lipowitz earned a BA from the University of Toronto in 1966, and became involved with the underground film scene, running the New Cinema Club at Cinecity, an independent theatre.

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Omar Blondahl

Omar ('Sagebrush Sam') Blondahl. Folksinger, guitarist, born Wynyard, east of Saskatoon, of Icelandic parents, 6 Feb 1923, died St. John, NL, 11 Dec 1993. He studied piano and violin in his youth, and voice later in Winnipeg.

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André Charles Biéler

From 1927 to 1930 he lived on Île d'Orléans, Qué, painting the life of the Québec habitants with fresh insight. Having established a studio in Montréal in 1930, he survived by teaching and taking commercial art work.

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John Avison

John Henry Patrick Avison, CM, conductor, pianist (born 25 April 1914 in Vancouver, BC; died 30 November 1983 in Vancouver).

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André Brochu

André Brochu, author, literary critic (Saint-Eustache, Qc 1942). André Brochu, a Professor of French literature at the Université de Montréal since 1963, discovered his literary vocation very early on.

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Hugh MacLennan

John Hugh MacLennan, novelist, essayist, professor (b at Glace Bay, NS 20 Mar 1907; d at Montréal 7 Nov 1990). Hugh MacLennan is best known as the first major English-speaking writer to attempt a portrayal of Canada's national character.

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Michel Beaulieu

Michel Beaulieu, writer, literary critic and translator (b at Montréal 31 Oct 1941; d there 10 July 1985). He studied at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf then at the arts faculty of Université de Montréal.

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Bertram Richard Brooker

As an artist - working in oil, watercolour, pencil, ink and print media - he executed both abstracts and realistic works. Brooker became the first Canadian artist to exhibit abstracts in 1927; Sounds Assembling (1928) and Alleluiah (1929) are early important paintings.

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Francis Dhomont

Francis Dhomont. Composer, teacher, b Paris 2 Nov 1926. He studied in Paris with Ginette Waldmeier, Charles Koechlin and Nadia Boulanger. From 1944 to 1963, he composed for instruments and for voice, attempting to reconcile modality and atonality.

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Nicole Lorange

(Marie Thérèse Rolande) Nicole Lorange. Soprano, b Montreal 28 Nov 1942; M MUS (Montreal) 1965. She began her studies privately with Roger Filiatrault, continuing at the École Vincent-d'Indy with Pierrette Alarie, Louise André, Bernard Diamant, Filiatrault, and Roy Royal.

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Louis Applebaum

Louis Applebaum, composer, conductor, administrator (b at Toronto 3 Apr 1918; d there 20 Apr 2000). After studies at the Toronto Conservatory of Music and University of Toronto with Boris Berlin, Healey WILLAN and Sir Ernest MACMILLAN, Applebaum went to New York to study composition.

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Laurence Lemieux

Laurence Lemieux, dancer, teacher, choreographer, co-artistic director born at Quebec City 30 Sept 1964). Laurence Lemieux trained as a gymnast before dancing for renowned Canadian choreographers such as Margie GILLIS, James KUDELKA, and Jean-Pierre PERREAULT.

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