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Peter Clapham Sheppard RCA OSA (1882-1965)

Peter Sheppard was born in Toronto, Ontario. He studied at the Central Ontario School of Art in Toronto. He then studied at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto in 1912 under George Reid, J.W. Beatty and William Cruikshank. He was an apprentice as a commercial engraver with Rolph, Clark and Stone, Toronto. He painted in oil, watercolour, and pencil. His subjects include landscape, especially rivers and lakes, streetscapes, portraits, and figures. He also painted in Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. He worked as a commercial lithographer and died in Newmarket, Ontario. He exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy in 1915-1954, and the Art Associaiton of Montreal at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts from 1916 to 1950. He was a member of the Ontario Society of Artists and the Royal Canadian Academy. His work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario, among others.


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