Maurice Cullen (artist)

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Maurice Cullen
Born Maurice Cullen
6 June 1866 (1866-06-06)
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Died 28 March 1934 (1934-03-29) (aged 67)
Chambly, Quebec, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Known for Painter
Movement Impressionist
Awards Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1895

Maurice Galbraith Cullen (6 June 1866–28 March 1934) was a Canadian landscape artist born June 6, 1866, in St. John's, Newfoundland.[1] who died March 28, 1934, at Chambly, Québec.[1] Cullen was known for his winter landscapes.

Life and work[edit]

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]


Galerie L'Art français exhibited his works.[5] Legacies of Impressionism in Canada: Three Exhibitions, January 31 to April 19, 2009 Vancouver Art Gallery

Selected works[edit]

The Mill Stream (ca 1905), National Gallery of Canada.
Customs Port, Venice (1897), National Gallery of Canada
Rising Tide, Le Pouldu, Bretagne (1901), Musée des beaux-arts du Québec
Ice Breaking, L'Assomption, (ca 1914), National Gallery of Canada
Ile d'Orleans landscape, Musée de la civilisation, Quebec
No Man's Land (Douai plain, France) (1920), Canadian War Museum


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Cybermuse, Maurice Cullen, bio notes
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Robert Pilot". 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. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Maurice Galbraith Cullen National Historic Person". Parks Canada. Retrieved 2010-04-02.