Born in Wingham, Ontario in 1860. Died in Toronto, Ontario in 1947. George Reid RCA , who studied from 1878 to 1882 at the Central Ontario School of Art and Design in Toronto, rounded out his studies at the Pennsylvania Academy with Thomas Eakins (1883). He made a number of trips to Europe, during which he visited France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. Reid worked in oil, watercolour and pastel. He brought to his work the precision of the academy and is best known as a genre painter. He was elected a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1889 and became principal of the Central Ontario School of Art and Design (later to become the Ontario College of Art). In 1944, he donated 459 canvasses to the Government of Canada.

Cloud Shadows - circa 1915, oil on canvas. Edmonton Art Gallery
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