Artwork by Frederick Arthur Verner,  An Old Birch Tree

F.A. Verner
An Old Birch Tree

watercolour
signed and dated 1916 lower right
13.75 x 9.75 ins ( 34.9 x 24.8 cms ) ( sight )

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Frederick Arthur Verner
(1836 - 1928) OSA, ARCA

Born in Ontario, Frederick Arthur Verner enrolled at London's Heatherley's Academy in 1856. He served in the British military, first in 1858 in the Yorkshire militia and then in the British Legion in 1860. Two years later, Verner returned to Canada and worked as a photograph colourist, but spent the majority of his time sketching the wilderness and Indian tribal communities in his area. He co-founded the Ontario Society of Artists in 1872 and exhibited regularly with the group until he moved to England in 1880. His romantic Native American genre scenes had gained tremendous popularity overseas. Verner continued to paint in this style, returning to Canada every so often to gain source material.