Farquhar McGillvray Knowles
(1859 - 1932)
Farquhar McGillvray Knowles was active/lived in New York, Ontario / Canada. Farquhar Knowles is known for atmospheric marine, landscape, figure and genre painting.
courtesy of the Archives of Ontario
credited to M.O. Hammond
Biography Farquhar McGillvray Knowles
Farquhar McGillivray Knowles, RCA, OSA (1859 - 1932)
The artist was born in 1859 in Syracuse, NY, of Scottish
ancestry. Early in his life, the Knowles family moved to Canada
where he received his early education in Guelph, Ontario. As a
young man encouraged by his grandfather, it looked as though he would
pursue a military career. In his fourth year at West Point
military academy, however, he suffered a serious accident, which put an
end to any possibility of military service. This fateful event
changed the course of his life, and he began to pursue more artistic
In New York, he studied art under William Merritt Chase, and on his
return to Canada he became a student of John A.
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