Lawren Stewart Harris
(1885 - 1970)
Lawren Stewart Harris was active/lived in New Mexico, Ontario / Canada. Lawren Harris is known for abstract landscape, genre and portrait painting.
Biography Lawren Stewart Harris
Following are two biographies submitted by M.D. Silverbrooke.
Biography from McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario
Lawren S. Harris (1885 - 1970)
Born in Brantford, Ontario, into a wealthy, conservative and religious family, co-founders of Massey-Harris, Lawren Harris enjoyed much privilege in his youth. This enabled him to concentrate on his painting.
At the age of nineteen he travelled to Germany, where he studied for three years. He returned home to serve in the army and taught musketry at Camp Borden, Ontario.
Following his discharge from the army, Harris organized the first of what were to become the famed boxcar trips to Algoma, Ontario. The last of these trips took place
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