Maurice Cullen (artist)

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Maurice Cullen
Maurice Cullen

6 June 1866 (1866-06-06)
Died28 March 1934 (1934-03-29) (aged 67)
Known forPainter
AwardsSociété Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1895

Maurice Galbraith Cullen (6 June 1866–28 March 1934) was a Canadian landscape artist known for his winter landscapes.

Life and work[edit]

Cullen was born on June 6, 1866, in St. John's, Newfoundland.[1] In 1870 his family moved to Montreal, Quebec. He travelled to Paris at the age of 22 to study painting at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and at the Académie Julian[2] where he fell under the influence of the impressionists. In 1910 he married a widow whose son, his stepson, grew up to be the artist Robert Wakeham Pilot.[3]

Beginning in January 1918, Cullen served with Canadian forces in the First World War. He came to the attention of Lord Beaverbrook, who arranged for him to be commissioned as an "official war artist" along with Frederick Varley, J.W. Beatty and C. W. Simpson.[4]

Cullen died March 28, 1934, at Chambly, Québec.[1]


The Galerie L'Art français exhibited Cullen's works.[5] Another exhibition, Legacies of Impressionism in Canada: Three Exhibitions, was held from January 31 to April 19, 2009 at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Selected works[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Cybermuse, Maurice Cullen, bio notes Archived 2007-08-16 at
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  3. ^ "Robert Pilot". Archived from the original on 2 September 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  4. ^ Davis, Ann. (1992). The Logic of Ecstasy: Canadian Mystical Painting, 1920–1940, p. 30., p. 30, at Google Books
  5. ^ Vie des arts, printemps 1963, n°30, p.40, "Galerie L'Art français, 370 ouest, rue Laurier: Brymner"
  6. ^ "Members since 1880". Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Archived from the original on 26 May 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Maurice Galbraith Cullen National Historic Person". Parks Canada. Retrieved 2010-04-02.