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Lawren Harris– Canadian Artist

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Lawren Harris

Lawren Harris was born on October 23, 1885, into a wealthy family of Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Lawren’s family co-owned the Massey-Ferguson Farm Machinery Company in Toronto and therefore, he did not have to struggle like other painters at the start of his career.

After returning from Europe, Lawren Harris worked as a magazine illustrator for a year and a half in Toronto. In the late 1920s, Harris’ work got more inclined towards Abstract and he painted more of landscapes surrounding the North & Arctic region. In 1940, Lawren Harris shifted to Vancouver, British Columbia and remained there for the rest of his life.

Harris initially attended St. Andrew’s College in Toronto, and from 1904 to 1907, he studied in Berlin. On January 20, 1910, Harris got married to Beatrice Phillips and together they had three children.

Inuit Tent, Pangnirtung

Lawren Harris was born on October 23, 1885, into a wealthy family of Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Harris initially attended St. Andrew’s College in Toronto, and from 1904 to 1907, he studied in Berlin. After returning from Europe, Lawren Harris worked as a magazine illustrator for a year and a half in Toronto. In 1940, Lawren Harris shifted to Vancouver, British Columbia and remained there for the rest of his life. For Lawren Harris, art was the prelude of his visions into the realm of eternal life, which intensified his experience of beauty.

For Lawren Harris, art was the prelude of his visions into the realm of eternal life, which intensified his experience of beauty. In 1970, at the age of 85, Harris took his last breath at Vancouver, British Columbia.

National Gallery of Canada