North Shore Historic Art
Harry Britton RCA OSA (1878-1958)
Britton was born in Cambridge, England and moved to Toronto with his parents in
1881. he began his art education in Toronto under the tutiledge of Farquar
McGillivray Knowles from 1902-1908. He then returned to England to study at the
Heatherley School of Art from 1909-1911. He taught at St. Ives in Cornwall,
where he met his future wife Henrietta Hancock, who was also an artist and
became very well known, as he did. They married and returned to Toronto in 1914.
Harry taught private lessons in Toronto from then until 1921. The couple lived
and painted in England from 1921-1925 and then in Nova Scotia from 1926 through
1934. He became a member of the Ontario Society of artists in 1097 and the Royal
Canadian Academy in 1934 and exhibited regularly with both of these
institutions. He has five paintings in the National Gallery of Canada.
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