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Homer Ransford Watson 1855-1936

Homer Ransford Watson

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted April, 2009

Homer Ransford Watson

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted April, 2009

Homer Ransford Watson

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The Region of Waterloo
The City of Kitchener
On the exterior wall of the Doon School of Fine Arts
at 1754 Old Mill Road

Coordinates: N 43 23.675 W 80 25.126


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Plaque Text

An intimate knowledge and love of nature enabled Homer Watson to paint the environs of his birthplace, Doon, with rare sensitivity. Self-taught for the most part, he dignified pioneer motifs through his use of form and composition. In his paintings of the Canadian landscape he attempted to convey an impression of the essence of the nation. A doyen of native artists, he served as founding president of the Canadian Art Club (1907-1911) and as president of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art (1918-1922). The Doon School of Fine Art was established in 1948 as a memorial to Watson.



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