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Alexander Henderson

Alexander Henderson, lawyer, politician, commissioner of Yukon Territory (b at Oshawa, Ont 13 Mar 1861; d at Vancouver 13 Dec 1940). Educated at Osgoode Hall, University of Toronto, Henderson was called to the Ontario bar in 1899 and the BC bar in 1891.

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Alexandra Luke

Alexandra Luke, painter (born 14 May 1901 in Montréal, QC; died 1 June 1967 in Oshawa, ON). Alexandra Luke was one of two female founding members of the Ontario-based group of abstract artists known as Painters Eleven.

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Alfred Joseph Casson

Alfred Joseph Casson, painter (b at Toronto 17 May 1898; d there 20 Feb 1992). After study at Hamilton (1913-15) and Toronto (1915-17), A.J. Casson got his first real job in 1919 at a Toronto commercial art firm as Franklin Carmichael's apprentice.

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Alfred Laliberté

Alfred Laliberté, sculptor, painter, memorialist (b at Ste-Élisabeth de Warwick, Qué 19 May 1878; d at Montréal 13 Jan 1953). In 1896 he began studying modelling and design at the Conseil des arts et manufactures (CAM), Montréal.

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Alfred Pellan

Alfred Pellan, painter (born 16 May 1906 in Québec City, Québec; died 31 October 1988 in ​Laval). In the mid-1940s Pellan began illustrating poetry books and designed costumes and sets for the theatre. During this period he developed his mature style.

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Alfred Sung

He worked for a Seventh Avenue dress manufacturer, as assistant designer, before moving to Toronto in 1972. After a brief time as a junior designer and freelance artist, Sung opened Moon, a small boutique in Toronto's prestigious Yorkville shopping district.

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Alfred Wicks

Alfred Wicks, "Ben," cartoonist (b at London, Eng 1 Oct 1926; d at Toronto 10 Sept 2000). His caricatures weren't sophisticated, but his satire was trenchant. "Actually I am rotten at drawing," he cheerfully admitted.

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Ali Pourfarrokh

Ali Pourfarrokh, choreographer and ballet director (b at Kermanshah, Iran 27 Nov 1938). As artistic director of the Alberta Ballet Company from 1988 to 1998, he played a major role in giving the troupe a fresh image.

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Alistair Macready Bell

Bell worked as a draftsman in a structural steel plant until 1967, when he turned his attention to being a full-time artist. He soon established himself for his talent in the graphic media including drypoint, etching, lithography, wood engraving and woodcutting.

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Allan Brooks

Drawings and paintings of birds, some of which survive from his fifth year, form his greatest legacy; he was illustrator of A.P. Taverner's books on Canadian birds and of several American ornithological and popular works.

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Allen Sapp

Sapp is widely regarded as one of Canada's foremost Indigenous painters. Sapp's success as a painter in the realist tradition (associated more with European art) made him a pioneer of the new Indigenous arts.

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Andrea Nann

Andrea Nann, dancer, choreographer, dance educator, artistic director (b at Vancouver 20 Sep 1966). Andrea Nann's interest in using dance to explore and express human experience stems from her youth, growing up as the youngest child of social workers.

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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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André Fauteux

André Fauteux, sculptor (b at Dunnville, Ont 15 Mar 1946). He received his basic art education at Central Technical School in Toronto and worked with Anthony Caro (York University, 1974-75). Fauteux is known for the elegant, controlled line of drawing that characterizes his abstract sculptures.

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André Lewis

André Lewis, dancer, teacher, artistic director (born at Gatineau, Qué). André Lewis has spent more than 35 years of his dance career with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and Company (RWB).

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Andy Jones

Andrew (Andy) Jones, actor, writer (b at St John's 15 Jan 1948). Andy Jones studied drama at the universities of Toronto and Alberta, acting in campus productions.