Biography of RALPH WALLACE BURTON
BURTON, Ralph Wallace (1905-1983). Born in Newington, Ontario, Burton studied in Ottawa (1923-24) and Paris, France. In the late 1940s he attended the Banff School of Fine Arts under A. Y. Jackson and later sketched with him in the Rocky Mountains and the Gatineau Hills in Quebec. He remained a friend and painting companion of A.Y. Jackson for over 20 years. He also travelled to Eastern Ontario, Alaska, Cape Breton (Nova Scotia), New Brunswick and Maine. Clearly influenced by Jackson, his early oil paintings were mainly landscapes but he progressed to include people and dwellings in his later works. His work is represented in the Ottawa City Archives.
Biography courtesy of The Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction: Volume I: A-F
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