Edwin Headley Holgate
(1892 - 1977)
Edwin Headley Holgate was active/lived in Quebec, Ontario / Canada, France. Edwin Holgate is known for landscape, figure-nude, genre and mural painting.
Biography Edwin Headley Holgate
A portrait and landscape painter and prominent Canadian artist, Edwin Holgate was born in Allandale, Ontario. The Holgate family moved to Jamaica when Edwin was three so that his father could work as an engineer. Holgate returned to Toronto at the age of five where he lived with relatives and started school.
When his family returned to Canada they settled in Montreal where Holgate attended the Art Association of Montreal studying under William Brymner. Holgate went on to continue his studies in Paris, France returning to Canada to enlist in the army at the outbreak of World War I. He married after the war and returned to Paris where the couple remained until 1922.
He taught wood engraving* at the Ecol
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