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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.

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courtesy of the Archives of Ontario
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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 avenues.

In New York, he studied art under William Merritt Chase, and on his return to Canada he became a student of John A.   ...  Displaying 750 of 2238 characters.

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