William Allister, nationally acclaimed Canadian artist and Delta resident, was born in Manitoba. He was an actor in Hollywood, soldier in Hong Kong, prisoner of war in Japan, writer in New York and Mexico, and painter in Montreal and Tsawwassen.
His paintings are in collections in Canada, France, South Africa, Mexico, the US, and Japan, with reproductions sold worldwide. His East Meets West collection has been shown at the Asian Centre, UBC, in Richmond, Victoria and in Tokyo at the Canadian Embassy Gallery. An hour-long documentary film on his life, The Art of Compassion, was aired nationally on CBC.
In 2011 Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) received a generous art donation from the estate of acclaimed Can
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