David Brown Milne 1882-1953

One of Canada's outstanding artists, Milne was born on a farm near Burgoyne, Saugeen Township, and raised in Paisley. Though largely self-taught, he studied briefly in New York at the Art Student's League and, in 1913, exhibited some of his paintings at the Armory Show, which introduced contemporary European art to North America. Milne served as an official Canadian war artist during the First World War. Working mainly in watercolours, he developed a highly personal impressionistic style of painting. Among his better known works are: "Water Lilies, Temagami," "Painting Places," "Snow in Bethlehem," "Rites of Autumn" and "White Poppy." His paintings are found in many of the public galleries in Canada.


In Willow Creek Park, Cambridge and Market Streets, Paisley

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Bruce

Municipality: Municipality of Arran-Elderslie