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Frederick Arthur Verner 1836-1928

Frederick Arthur Verner 1836-1928

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

Frederick Arthur Verner 1836-1928

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted February, 2011

Frederick Arthur Verner 1836-1928

Photo Source - Unknown

Plaque Location

The Region of Halton
The Town of Oakville
On the north side of the entrance road to Sheridan College
near the parking booth

Coordinates: N 43 28.208 W 79 42.139


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Plaque Text

Verner was born at Sheridan, Halton County, and educated at Guelph. In 1856 he went to England to study art. Returning to Toronto he established his first studio in 1862. Like his older contemporary, Paul Kane, Verner travelled through the west, recording the life of the plains Indians and painting the great buffalo herds. An early member of the Ontario Society of Artists, he was later elected to the Royal Canadian Academy. He lived in England after 1880, but returned to Canada on painting trips. Verner is represented in the National Gallery of Canada by several works, including a portrait of Sir John A. Macdonald.



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> Posted July 5, 2015
Nice to see a Canadian elder artist remembered this way. My great grandfather, Thomas Mower Martin, was a close friend of Verner's. They painted together in Canada and when TMM visited England in 1905 he spent a fair bit of time with Verner whose wife was ill at the time. I developed a website for Martin's works in his name, you might like to see it. Many of their paintings are similar to each other.
Toni Graeme tonigraeme37@gmail.com

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