Edward Harrison was born in 1926 in England. In 1943 he enrolled in the
West Hartlepool College of Art, but his education was interrupted by the Second
World War. Following military service, he returned to art school and in 1950,
received a diploma of Design. The following year he received a teaching
certificate and began a 28-year career in Education. He taught around the
world, finally arriving in the Yukon in 1967. A distinctive and popular artist,
his love of the Yukon and of the land brought him national acclaim. His
distinctive painting style was colourful and sophisticated yet retained an
innocent charm. He was also an internationally recognized author and illustrator
of children's books and spent much of his career teaching art to children
of all ages. In 1987 he received the Order of Canada for his contribution to
our country’s culture. He moved to Victoria, BC in 1993. He passed away in January, 2015.
Paradise Visions, 2010
twenty-six colour serigraph
edition 150, dimensions: 30" x 22"
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