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|Born||January 24, 1909
|Died||May 18, 1976
|Resting place||Woodland Cemetery, London, Ontario|
Born in Durham, Ontario and raised in London, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and English from the University of Western Ontario in 1928. From 1930 to 1932, he studied at the Art Students League of New York and Grand Central School of Art in New York. He worked included landscape painting, portrait painting, and figure painting. From 1940 to 1972, he was the curator of the Williams Memorial Art Gallery and Museum (it was renamed the London Regional Art and Historical Museums and now is called the Museum London). He died on May 18, 1976 while on a sketching trip in Newfoundland.
Recognition and awards
He was a member of the Ontario Society of Artists, Canada's oldest continuously operating art society. From 1967 to 1970, he was the president of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.
In 1973, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada "for his contribution to the fine arts as painter, author-illustrator and gallery director".
He was the author and illustrator of five children books: Jory's Cove (1941), Across Canada: Stories of Canadian Children (1949), The Great Island (1954), A Dog for Davie's Hill (1956), and Hurricane Treasure (1965). He also illustrated six books by Canadian writer Catherine Anthony Clark (1892–1977): The Golden Pine Cone (1950), The Sun Horse (1951), The One-Wing Dragon (1955), The Silver Man (1958), The Diamond Feather (1962), and The Hunter and the Medicine Man (1966).
- Archives of Clare Bice (Clare Bice fonds, R11705) are held at Library and Archives Canada
|President of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts
John C. Parkin
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