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Memorable Manitobans: Henrietta Hancock Britton (1873-1963)

Painter, teacher.

Born in Ealing West England on 20 May 1873, she trained in art in Toronto for three years before becoming an apprentice in the private studio of William Cruickshank R.C.A. She taught art at the Bishop Strachan School and Moulton College in Toronto. In 1901 she studied painting in Europe for three months.

In 1906 she came to Brandon, Manitoba, and taught at Brandon College as Director of Art, where she remained until 1911. While in Brandon she founded the Brandon Art Club. In 1911 she went for another year of study in England, and upon her return she decided to give up teaching art, and devote her time to painting.

She passed away on 27 July 1963 in Toronto.


Henrietta Hancock, Cybermuse.

Brandon Art Club Souvenir Brochure, S. J. McKee Archives.

This profile was prepared by Angela Graham.

Page revised: 27 June 2012

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