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Allan Bell

Allan (Gordon) Bell. Composer, teacher, conductor, b Calgary 24 May 1953; BA (Alberta) 1974, M MUS (Alberta) 1980. He grew up in Edmonton, with no formal training in music, and did undergraduate work in philosophy 1970-4 at the University of Alberta.

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Florence Davidson

Florence Edenshaw Davidson, Haida elder, artist (b at Masset, Queen Charlotte Is [Haida Gwaii], BC 1895; d there Dec 1993), daughter of famous Haida chief and artist Charlie Edenshaw.

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John Wycliffe Lowes Forster

John Wycliffe Lowes Forster, portrait and landscape painter, writer (b at Norval, Canada W 31 Dec 1850; d at Toronto 24 Apr 1938). In 1869 he began studying portraiture in Toronto. He travelled to England and Europe in 1875 and 1879 and studied painting in Paris.

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Elizabeth Dolin

Elizabeth Dolin. Cellist, b Toronto 14 Jan 1959; B MUS (Toronto) 1981. She studied with Vladimir Orloff at the University of Toronto, with Janos Starker 1981-4 at the Indiana University School of Music, and at the Banff CA in 1985. Her New York debut was at Carnegie Recital Hall in April 1985.

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John Gellner

John Gellner, author, journalist (born at Trieste, Italy 18 May 1907; deceased 27 April 2001). A graduate of Masaryk U in Brno, Czech, where he practised law until 1939, Gellner served in the RCAF.

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Michael Ironside

Michael Ironside, born Frederick Reginald Ironside, actor, director, writer (born at Toronto 12 Feb 1950). Michael Ironside is a hardworking, steely-eyed character actor specializing in villainous roles.

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Edward Burtynsky

Burtynsky began taking photographs at an early age. When he was 11, his father, a Ukrainian immigrant who worked on the production line at the local General Motors plant, purchased a darkroom and cameras from a widow whose husband had been an amateur photographer.

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Edmond Dyonnet

Edmond Dyonnet, painter, teacher (b at Crest, France 25 June 1859; d at Montréal 6 July 1954). Dyonnet studied in Turin with Gilardi and in Naples with Morelli. He came to Canada with his parents 1875.

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Douglas Moerdyke Duncan

Duncan, Douglas Moerdyke, art dealer (b at Kalamazoo, Mich 1902; d at Toronto 26 June 1968). Educated at the University of Toronto, Duncan lived in Paris 1925-28 where he studied fine bookbinding.

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Murray Favro

Murray Favro, artist (b at Huntsville, Ont 24 Dec 1940). Favro began his career painting brightly coloured works on masonite. Around 1965 he abandoned painting for other-than-art interests - guitars, machines, airplanes, experiments with film images and inventions.

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Rodolphe Duguay

Rodolphe Duguay, artist, engraver (b at Nicolet, Qué 1891; d there 1973). Duguay's work expresses a profound religious message based on goodness, innocence, purity and suffering.

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Sara Jeannette Duncan

Sara Jeannette Duncan, journalist, novelist (b at Brantford, Canada W 22 Dec 1861; d at Ashstead, Eng 22 July 1922). Duncan's notable career as a journalist in the 1880s testifies to her determination and ability.

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Pierre Gauvreau

In 1943 Gauvreau and others were invited to exhibit with the Contemporary Art Society, which fostered Québec's most adventurous art. Gauvreau remained associated with this circle, and became part of the group known as the AUTOMATISTES, who with others produced the 1948 manifesto REFUS GLOBAL.

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Fred Gee

Fred Melsom Edward Gee, impresario (b at Cardiff, Wales 21 July 1882; d at Winnipeg 8 June 1947).

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Réjean Ducharme

Réjean Ducharme, OQ, writer (born 12 August 1941 in Saint-Félix-de-Valois, Québec; died 21 August 2017 in Montréal). Prominent Québécois novelist, playwright, scriptwriter and lyricist, Réjean Ducharme guarded his privacy since his first novel, L'Avalée des avalés, was published in 1966. He was never seen in public, and was admired as much for the uniqueness of his works as for the mythology surrounding him.

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Roderick Haig-Brown

Roderick Haig-Brown, author, conservationist (b at Lansing, Eng 21 Feb 1908; d at Campbell River, BC 19 Oct 1976). Haig-Brown's early appreciation of nature greatly influenced his later life.