North Shore Historic Art

Ralph Wallace Burton (1905-1983)

R.W. Burton was born in Newington, Ontario and first studied art for three years under Prof. Chaume, who was trained in Paris. He then studied drawing under Alan Beddoe from 1923-1924. He began to paint professionally in 1930. He served with the RCAF from 1940-1947, but continued to paint during this time. While serving in the armed forces, he studed at the Banff School of Fine Arts under A.Y. Jackson and later went on sketching trips with him in the Rockies. In 1949, he was back in Ottawa, and held exhibitions of his paintings at Photographic Stores. He continued to go on sketching trips with A.Y. Jackson in Gatineau, Quebec, as well as with Maurice Haycock. He held solo shows at Wallack Gallery in Ottawa, and others. 


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