Born in Greenock, Scotland in 1855. Died in Wallasey, Cheshire in 1925. Following his schooling in Richmond, Quebec, and at the Conseil des arts et manufactures in Montréal, William Brymner RCA focused on architecture. When he went to Paris in 1878, it was to take further courses in architecture. However, once there, he decided to devote himself to painting. In 1886, he taught painting at the Art Association of Montreal. Brymner, who is admired for the delicacy of his art, painted portraits and interiors in a figurative style, in addition to murals and watercolours on silk. He is considered the first great teacher of painting in Canada, and is admired for his respect for academic training and his great receptiveness to the talents of others. He had the admiration of his students and would become a major influence on the development of Canadian painting.

Works
A Summer Morning - 1888, oil on canvas. Art Gallery of Hamilton
The Ravine in Summer - circa 1900, oil on linen. Edmonton Art Gallery
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