Frederick Stanley Haines 1879-1960

One of Ontario's outstanding artists and teachers, Haines was born in Meaford and educated at this school. In 1896, he moved to Toronto where he attended the Central Ontario School of Art. He later studied at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Antwerp, Belgium. Working in the realistic style as painter, etcher and printmaker, he tended to specialize in idealized Ontario pastoral landscapes. In 1928, he was appointed a curator at the Art Gallery of Toronto (Art Gallery of Ontario). As principal of the Ontario College of Art 1933-53, he introduced a separate workshop for advanced students and an open studio where students could watch Haines resolve his own problems in painting. Among his best-known works are "Last Gleam" and "Pasture.".


On the grounds of Georgian Bay Secondary School, 125 Eliza Street, Meaford

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Grey

Municipality: Municipality of Meaford