Ted Harrison

Ted Harrison

October 05, 2009 10:00 ET

Ted Harrison Celebrates Four Decades as a Canadian Artist With Major Donations and First-Ever Biography

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2009) - Known for his extraordinary paintings depicting Canada's north, artist Ted Harrison, O.C., R.C.A. has donated close to $500,000 in paintings to various institutions, with a special bequest to The Canadiana Fund in honour of the people of Canada.

These gifts, special exhibitions in Toronto, Victoria, Edmonton and Vancouver, and the release of his illustrated biography Ted Harrison: Painting Paradise, by Katherine Gibson, are part of the 40th anniversary celebrations surrounding his first Canadian exhibition.

Acclaimed worldwide, Harrison is considered one of Canada's most influential and celebrated artists. Now 83, he is best known for his vivid imagery of northern Canada, but he has also produced many other works including the first illustrated book of our national anthem O Canada.

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