Born in London, England in 1837. Died in Kingston, Ontario in 1903. Forshaw Day RCA studied architecture in Dublin in 1857 (Royal Dublin Society). He settled in Halifax in 1862, where he taught at the Technological Institute until 1879. In that year, he moved to Kingston, where he taught drawing at the Royal Military College until 1897. Day spent a great deal of time painting in England and Ireland, in addition to Switzerland and various parts of Canada (the Maritimes, Ontario, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories). This prolific painter’s preferred subjects were landscapes and seascapes. Day, who was a member of the Ontario Society of Artists, regularly exhibited his works at the shows of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

Purcell’s Cove; Spectacle Island - no date. oil on canvas, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

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