Born in Upper Melbourne, Quebec in 1871. Died in the same village in 1960. In 1887–1888, Frederick Simpson Coburn RCA studied at the Conseil des arts et manufactures in Montreal. The following year, he went to Germany, where he enrolled at the Berlin Academy. In 1892, he was to be found in Paris taking courses at the École des Beaux-Arts in Gérôme’s studio. In the years that followed, Coburn travelled a great deal in Europe. His drawings appeared regularly in American magazines, and he illustrated many works by American, English and Canadian authors for G.P. Putman Publishing of New York. In the 1910s, he quickly developed a reputation for his winter landscapes, and his level of success was unprecedented for a Canadian artist.

Winter Landscape - 1921, oil on canvas. Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke
Bright Winter Afternoon - 1927, oil on canvas. Edmonton Art Gallery
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