Frederick Arthur Verner 1836-1928

Verner was born at Sheridan, Halton County, and educated at Guelph. In 1856 he went to England to study art. Returning to Toronto, he established his first studio in 1862. Like his older contemporary, Paul Kane, Verner travelled through the west, recording the life of the Plains Indians and painting the great buffalo herds. An early member of the Ontario Society of Artists, he was later elected to the Royal Canadian Academy. He lived in England after 1880, but returned to Canada on painting trips. Verner is represented in the National Gallery of Canada by several works, including a portrait of Sir John A. MacDonald.


At the entrance to Sheridan College, off Trafalgar Road, Oakville

Region: Greater Toronto Area

County/District: Regional Municipality of Halton

Municipality: Town of Oakville