Artwork by Richard Ferrier,  Near Echo Bay, Sault Ste. Marie

Dick Ferrier
Near Echo Bay, Sault Ste. Marie

oil on board
signed lower left; titled on artist’s label on the reverse
12 x 16 ins ( 30.5 x 40.6 cms )

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Private Collection, Toronto

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Richard Ferrier
(1929 - 2001)

Born in Oshawa, Ontario, he studied at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto (1950-53), where he won the
Award of Merit for Design (second year), Travelling Scholarship (third year), Gold Medal in Design (graduate year). He worked in the field of commercial art and received numerous national advertising awards and became a Senior Art Director of Maclean-Hunter Limited. He served on the Board of Advisors, Art Department of George Brown College. He was also consultant to a number of companies in the graphics art trade. In 1970, he turned to painting full time. He became known for his scenes from across Canada, which showed him to be a master of composition, colour and draughtsmanship.

Literature Source:
"A Dictionary of Canadian Artists, Volume 1: A-F, 5th Edition, Revised and Expanded", compiled by Colin S. MacDonald, Canadian Paperbacks Publishing Ltd, Ottawa, 1997