George Campbell Tinning

George Campbell Tinning

Born: 1910

Died: 1996

George Campbell Tinning was born in Saskatoon and trained at the Eliot O'Hara Watercolour School, Goose Rocks, Maine and the Art Students' League in New York. In 1939 he moved to Montreal, where he established himself as an artist and worked as an illustrator. He never stopped painting and exhibiting, and at the end of his life was creating large abstract compositions in brilliant colours, pictures that were far removed in style and feel from his wartime and immediate postwar subjects.

Source: Canadian War Museum

From Mother's Porch, Naramata, 1953, George Campbell Tinning, watercolour on paper, 11" x 16", 2006.01.01, gift of Ann Collins