Thursday, May 10, 2012
Sir Frederick alias Frederick Grant
I found this painting and a few others, on the Canadian Diabetes website and found them most appealing.
They are the work of the artist Frederick Grant. Blog editor, Maureen Bayliss, put me onto the fact that this was the nom de plume used by Sir Frederick Banting, (co-discoverer of insulin).
Its understandable that this work should show the influence of AY Jackson and the Group of Seven since Grant (or Sir Frederick), was mentored by Jackson. The article is a good read. Please click here to be taken to the site.
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