Stanley Cosgrove, R.C.A. (1911-2002)
Born in Montreal, he entered in 1929 the School of Fine Arts and received the teaching of Joseph Saint Charles, Edwin Holgate and Charles Maillard.
In the 1930s, he had some success in the Montreal art market. In 1939, he obtained a scholarship from the Quebec government to study in Paris. But the war broke out and Cosgrove moved to New York, then Mexico, where he studied at the San Carlo Academy with the great masters Rodriguez Lozano, Jose Clement Orozco and Rivera.
Back in Montreal, he is appointed professor at the École des beaux-arts. He continues to paint and exhibit his work, notably at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Cosgrove's artworks are mostly still-life and landscapes, plus some portraits. His landscapes are remarkable for the quality of the compositions that provoke fascination and astonishment. His paintings include mystery and poetry.
Stanley Cosgrove has been a member of the Royal Canadian Academy since 1967. His works are in the following collections: Musée du Québec - National Gallery of Canada - Vancouver Art Gallery - Art Gallery of Ontario - National Gallery of Canada - Tel Aviv Museum, Israel - Hart House, Toronto - Winnipeg Art Galleries - Edmonton Art Galleries - National Bank of Canada - Federal Bank of Development.