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Margaret Eleanor Atwood, CC, poet, novelist, critic (born 18 November 1939 in Ottawa, ON). A varied and prolific writer, Margaret Atwood is one of Canada's major contemporary authors.
George Martell Miller, architect (b at Port Hope, Canada W 1855; d at Toronto 17 Apr 1933). Designer of many fine neoclassical structures in Toronto, he came to the city in the early 1880s, taught at the Mechanics' Institute and began to practise architecture in 1885.
Claire Martin, pseudonym of Claire Montreuil (b at Québec C 18 Apr 1914). She studied with the Ursulines (in Québec City) and the Dames de la Congrégation (in BEAUPORT). She won the Prix du Cercle du livre de France (1958) for her first book, a collection of short stories called Avec ou sans amour.
Eli Mandel, poet, essayist, anthologist (b at Estevan, Sask 3 Dec 1922; d at Toronto, Ont 3 Sept 1992). Born to Russian-Jewish parents who had emigrated from Ukraine in their early teens, Mandel was raised on the Prairies during the Depression.
Graham Greene, actor (b at Six Nations Reserve, Brantford, Ont 22 June 1952). Graham Greene is one of the most respected First Nations actors of his generation.
Tom Marshall, poet, critic (b at Niagara Falls, Ont 9 Apr 1938). With David HELWIG, Marshall was at the centre of a group of writers active in Kingston, Ontario, where he began teaching at Queen's University in 1964.
Leblanc, (Le Blanc, Leblanc), (Joseph) Arthur. Violinist, composer, born St-Anselme, near Moncton, NB, 18 Aug 1906, died Quebec City 19 Mar 1985; honorary D MUS (Moncton) 1982.
Dorothy Livesay, poet (b at Winnipeg, Man 12 Oct 1909; d at Victoria, BC 29 Dec 1996).
Eunice Macaulay, animator, producer (born in England 1923). Eunice Macauley began her animation career when a Christmas card she created for fun landed her a job as a tracer at Gaumont British Animation in 1948.
James Edward Hervey MacDonald, painter (b at Durham, Eng 12 May 1873; d at Toronto 26 Nov 1932). Among the Group of Seven, of which he was a founder, J.E.H.
Constantly innovative, McLaren tried techniques such as drawings scratched directly on film, cutout animation, painting directly on film, etc.
Tom Brandon. Folksinger, b Midland, Ont, 1927. He learned many Irish songs from his parents and uncles and, after he began working at 16, picked up others from the sailors on Great Lakes boats in the summer and from the men in lumbercamps in winter.
Bernard Diamant. Baritone, teacher, b Rotterdam 11 Oct 1912, naturalized Canadian 1955, d Holland Aug 1999; honorary LL D (Dalhousie) 1988. A son of the choir conductor and composer Bernard Diamant and the operatic soprano Marie Taverne, he began playing cello and piano as a child.
Colin Andrew Mochrie, actor, comedian, writer, director (b at Kilmarnock, Scotland 30 Nov 1957). Colin Mochrie has a dry, languid approach to comedy that few of his contemporaries can match or even imitate.
Wiens is especially renowned as a lieder singer, and her recordings of songs by Richard Strauss, Schubert and Schumann have received superlative reviews, noting the tenderness of her voice in the upper register and her scrupulous interpretation of the texts.
William Brown, journalist, printer (b at Nunton, Scot c 1737; d at Québec C 22 Mar 1789). In partnership with Thomas Gilmore he published the first issue of the Quebec Gazette/La Gazette de Québec 21 June 1764.
Joyce Anne Marriott, poet (b at Victoria 5 Nov 1913; d 1997). Marriott was a productive poet and poetry-educator in the 1940s, when she was also on the board of the famous pioneer literary magazine CONTEMPORARY VERSE and otherwise active as an editor.
John Metcalf, short story writer, novelist, essayist, anthologist (b at Carlisle, England 12 Nov 1938; Canadian citizen 1970). Metcalf was educated at Bristol University, receiving his BA in 1960 and a Certificate in Education in 1961.
The Quatuor Bozzini had its origins in 1994 when sisters Stéphanie (viola) and Isabelle (cello) Bozzini, then students at the Université de Montréal, formed a chamber group with other colleagues.