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Charles William Jefferys

1869 - 1951

 
 
Charles William Jefferys Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 19, 2010
1. Charles William Jefferys Marker
Inscription.
{Marker Text in English:}
Writer, artist, and illustrator of historical novels and textbooks, Charles Jefferys emigrated to Canada from England in 1879. After studying at the Toronto Art Students League, he joined the New York Herald as an illustrator in 1892, but returned to Canada in 1900 to work as a freelance artist for the Globe and the Daily Star. From 1911 to 1939 he taught drawing and painting at the University of Toronto. He painted landscapes and historical subjects across Canada, but is best known for his carefully researched drawings, such as those in his three volume Picture Gallery of Canadian History.

{Marker text in French:}
Auteur, artiste et illustrateur de romans historiques et des manuels de histoire, Charles Jeffereys émigra d’Angleterre en 1879. Il étudia les arts à Toronto et devint illustrateur au Herald de New York en 1892. De retour en Canada en 1900, il collabora comme pigiste au Globe et au Daily Star, puis enseigna le dessin et la peinture à la université de Toronto de 1911 à 1939. Paysagiste canadien et interprète de sujets divers, il est renommé pour la qualité documentaire de ses illustrations, notamment celles de sa trilogie Picture Gallery of Canadian History.

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Charles William Jefferys Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 19, 2010
2. Charles William Jefferys Marker - wide view
de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
 
Location. 43° 39.661′ N, 79° 23.676′ W. Marker is in Toronto, Ontario, in Toronto. Marker is at the intersection of Kings College Circle and Galbraith Road, on the right when traveling east on Kings College Circle. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Kings College Circle, Toronto, Ontario ON M5S, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Discovery of Insulin (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Daniel Wilson (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Macdonald-Mowat House (about 240 meters away); William Arthur Parks 1868-1936 (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Charles Trick Currelly 1876-1957 (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Canadian Airmen Monument (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); South African War Memorial (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); The Bishop’s Palace 1818 (approx. 2 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Toronto.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a low pole between the trees, just to the west (i.e. "right") of a couple of benches at the west end of the Medical Sciences Building on the University of Toronto campus.
 
Also see . . .
1. Charles William Jefferys at The Canadian Encylopedia. (Submitted on October 20, 2010.)
2. Charles William Jefferys : Picturing Canada. Cinefocus Canada's short biography of Jefferys, as well as a trailer for the Charles William Jefferys: Picturing Canada documentary. The trailer presents a useful visual introduction to his work. (Submitted on October 20, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
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