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Cannington in Durham Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Robert Holmes 1861-1930

 
 
Robert Holmes 1861-1930 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 7, 2010
1. Robert Holmes 1861-1930 Marker
Inscription.  Robert Holmes spent a lifetime drawing and painting Canadian wildflowers, depicting many varieties in water-colours. Holmes was born in Cannington and is buried here. After studying at the Ontario School of Art and the Royal College of Art, his teaching career at Upper Canada College, the Central Ontario School of Art and Design, and its successor, the Ontario College of Art, spanned forty years. Holmes was a president of the Ontario Society of Artists, a founding member of important Toronto art organizations and an academician of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. The collections of the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario include notable wildflower water-colours by Holmes.
 
Erected by Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducation. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Ontario Heritage Foundation series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 44° 20.967′ N, 79° 2.077′ W. Marker is in
Robert Holmes 1861-1930 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 7, 2010
2. Robert Holmes 1861-1930 Marker
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Cannington, Ontario, in Durham Region. Marker can be reached from Peace Street just north of McRae Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in MacLeod Park, just south of the Cannington Lawn Bowling Club. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22 Peace Street, Cannington ON L0E 1E0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 19 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cannington World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Leaskdale Manse / Le Presbytère de Leaskdale (approx. 19.1 kilometers away); Lucy Maud Montgomery (approx. 19.1 kilometers away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Jan. 30, 2023