William De Garthe
(1907 - 1983)
William Edward De Garthe was active/lived in Quebec, Nova Scotia, Ontario / Canada, Finland. William De Garthe is known for painting, sculpture, illustration, printmaking, murals and commercial art.
Biography William De Garthe
William Edward de Garthe was a painter, sculptor, illustrator, author, draftsman, printmaker, commercial artist, muralist and educator. He is probably best known for his paintings of marine scenes.
Born in Kasko (AKA: Kaskinen), Finland, a coastal village about 200 miles northwest of Helsinki, he emigrated to Canada in 1926 and died in Etobicoke (Toronto), Ontario. Although he lived in Montreal and elsewhere in Canada, he is most identified with Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, a picturesque fishing village about 20 miles southwest of his home in Halifax. (1)
Throughout his long and diverse art career de Garthe worked in many mediums including charcoal, pen & ink, lithograph* and fresco*; however almost all of his original
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