Edmund Wyly Grier
Sir Edmund Wyly Grier
|Died||December 7, 1957 (aged 95)|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Education||Slade School of Art Académie Julian|
Sir Edmund Wyly Grier, RCA (November 26, 1862 – December 7, 1957) was an Australian born Canadian portrait painter. He studied in London at the Slade School of Art under Alphonse Legros, in Rome at the Scuola Libera del Nudo, and in Paris at the Académie Julian under Adolphe Bouguereau and Tony Robert-Fleury. He exhibited from 1886 to 1895 at the Royal Society of British Artists and at the Royal Academy. In 1891 he returned to Canada to stay, opening a portrait studio in Toronto. Grier won recognition and admission to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts becoming its president in 1929. He painted numerous portraits of politicians, corporate leaders and other notable contemporaries, his first commissioned portrait being in 1888 and his last in 1947.
- "SIR WYLY GRIER, 95, CANADIAN ARTIST; Portrait Painter in School of Traditionalists Dies-- Led Royal Academy". New York Times. December 9, 1957. Retrieved May 1, 2010.
- "Members since 1880". Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Archived from the original on 26 May 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
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