John Arthur Fraser, 1838-1898

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John Arthur Fraser, 1838-1898
Abstract
The British-born John Arthur Fraser (1838-1898) worked as an artist, teacher, illustrator and tinter of portrait photographs in Montreal, Toronto, and New York during the second half of the nineteenth century. He immigrated to Stanstead, Quebec, in 1858 and was living in Montreal by 1860 where he worked for the photographer William Notman as a tinter. At the same time Fraser was displaying landscapes painted in oils with local dealers and at the exhibitions of the Art Association of Montreal. The author points out that Fraser's career covers that period in Canadian art when painters first sought to express national sentiments in their work and chose landscapes as the primary means of this expression. Fraser, along with many of his contemporaries, traveled the length and breadth of this country in search of those images which embodied the grandeur and wealth of Canada. Much of Fraser's paintings during this period were landscapes of the mountains and lakes of the Eastern Townships and neighbouring New Hampshire. In 1868, Fraser moved to Toronto. In 1884 he moved to the United States.
Type
Master's Thesis
University
Concordia University
Place
Montreal
Date
1981
Language
de
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Citation
Kollar, Kathryn L. “John Arthur Fraser, 1838-1898.” Master’s Thesis, Concordia University, 1981. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/QMG/TC-QMG-3549.pdf.
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