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Boyd Neel

Louis Boyd Neel, OC, CBE, conductor, administrator, lecturer, writer, surgeon (born 19 July 1905 in Blackheath, London, England; died 30 September 1981 in Toronto, ON).

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Daphne Odjig

Daphne Odjig, CO, OBC, visual artist (born 11 September 1919 at Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve, Manitoulin Island, ON; died 1 October 2016 in Kelowna, BC).

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Percy Erskine Nobbs

Raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, but educated in Scotland, where he received an MA in Arts (1896) from Edinburgh University, Nobbs became an early articled pupil of the Scottish Arts and Crafts architect, Robert Lorimer.

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Brian Moore

Brian Moore, writer, journalist (b at Belfast, N Ire 25 Aug 1921; d at Malibu, Cal 10 Jan 1999). Twice winner of the Governor General's Award for fiction, Brian Moore was one of the most accomplished and venturesome of 20th-century novelists.

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James Wilson Morrice

 James Wilson Morrice, painter (b at Montréal 10 Aug 1865; d at Tunis, Tunisia 23 Jan 1924). Morrice was one of the earliest Canadian modernist painters and the first Canadian to achieve widespread acceptance abroad.

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Dora Mavor Moore

Dora Mavor Moore, actress, teacher (b at Glasgow, Scot 8 Apr 1888; d at Toronto 15 May 1979). After studying elocution at Toronto's Margaret Eaton School of Expression, she became the first Canadian to graduate from London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

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Mary Louise Morrison

Mary Louise Morrison, soprano (b at Winnipeg 9 Nov 1926). Studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music brought Morrison to Toronto, where she began her career as an opera singer, appearing with the Canadian Opera Co and on the CBC.

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Joseph Vézina

Joseph Vézina, conductor, organist, choirmaster, teacher, composer, music dealer, publisher (b at Québec City 11 Jun 1849; d there 5 Oct 1924).

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Paul Dolden

Created almost exclusively in his private recording studio, Dolden's music is extremely dense in texture.

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Luc Plamondon

Luc Plamondon, lyricist (b at Saint-Raymond-de-Portneuf, Qué 2 Mar 1945). His studies included piano, theatre, pedagogy, and letters, leading to advanced degree work in French literature, art history, and to a graduate degree in English from the West London College.

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Helmut Brauss

Helmut (Friedrich Ludwig) Brauss. Pianist, teacher, b Milan, of German parents (19 Oct 1930 — 7 Oct 2017). This prominent European pianist (pupil of Elly Ney, Hans Ehlers, and Edwin Fischer) moved to Canada in 1966 to teach at the University of Saskatchewan, Regina campus.

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Parr

Filled with animals and hunters and drawn in a distinctive, direct style, with little regard for naturalism or perspective, Parr's naive images are powerful expressions of an old man's love for a disappearing way of life.

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Painters Eleven

Painters Eleven was an influential artists’ group from Toronto in the 1950s that helped introduce abstract painting of a kind then popular in New York into the mainstream of Canadian art.

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Lighthouse

Lighthouse. Toronto rock orchestra, formed in 1968 by the drummer-singer Skip (Ronn) Prokop and the keyboardist-vibraphonist Paul Hoffert.

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Suzanne Paradis

Suzanne Paradis, poet, novelist, essayist and literary critic (b at Québec City 27 Oct 1936). Though she had already published several poems and stories, it was only in 1962 that she decided to devote herself to writing.

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Norman Antony Onley

Norman Antony Onley, "Toni," painter (b at Douglas, Isle of Man, UK 20 Nov 1928; d near Maple Ridge, BC, 29 Feb 2004). Onley received his early art training in Douglas on the Isle of Man, and also became an apprentice to a local architect.

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James Kenneth Campbell

James Kenneth Campbell, clarinetist, wind soloist, teacher (b at Leduc, Alta 10 Aug 1949). A graduate of University of Toronto (B. Mus 1971), Campbell was a member of the Hamilton Philharmonic (1967-69) and the NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA (1966-69).