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Memorable Manitobans: Cyril Henry Barraud (1877-1965)

Painter, art teacher.

Born in Barnes, a suburb of London, on 9 July 1877, he came to Canada in 1913 with his art skills fully developed. He soon began exhibiting with the Royal Canadian Academy and taught at the Winnipeg School of Art (1913-1915) where he influenced a number of subsequently locally-important artists, including Walter Joseph Phillips. His metiers were landscape painting and etching. He left for England with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1915 as a Lieutenant in the 43rd Battalion, teaching grenade weaponry. By 1916 he was in France, where he did much painting of the wartorn landscape and suffering, particularly at Ypres, Mont St. Eloy and Vlamerlinghe. He remained in Britain after demobilization and died in obscurity there in 1965.

Sources:

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 January 2008

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