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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.

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General Idea

Internationally celebrated artist collaborative General Idea (active 1969-1994) generated an enormous body of work in media ranging from video, performance and publishing to painting, sculpture and installation.

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John Robert Roy Drainie

John Robert Roy Drainie, actor (b at Vancouver 1 Apr 1916; d at Toronto 30 Oct 1966). An actor of extraordinary versatility, he was the most renowned and best loved of the first truly professional community of performing artists in English Canada.

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Patrick Martin Draper

Patrick Martin Draper"Paddy," printer, trade-union leader (b at Aylmer, Qué 1868; d at Ottawa 23 Nov 1943). Apprenticed as a printer, Draper began work at the Government Printing Bureau in Ottawa in 1888, and eventually served as director of printing from 1921 until retirement in 1933.

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Margaret Iris Duley

Margaret Iris Duley, writer (b at St John's 27 Sept 1894; d there 22 Mar 1968). Duley won international recognition with 4 novels: The Eyes of the Gull (1936), Cold Pastoral (1939), Highway to Valour (1941) and Novelty on Earth (1942).