Harry BRITTON, O.S.A., R.C.A.

Harry Britton, O.S.A., R.C.A. (1878-1958)

He was born in Cambridge and came to Toronto with his parents in 1881. Britton attended school in Toronto and went on to study with Farquhar McGillivray Knowles. From 1909 to 1911, he studied at the Heatherley School of Fine Art. While teaching in Cornwall, he met his future wife Henrietta Hancock; the couple married in 1914. In Toronto, Britton gave private classes in order to earn additional income. Between 1914 and 1921, he taught to various artists, some of which obtained future success such as A.J. Casson. Britton was made a full-member of the Royal Canadian Academy in 1934.

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