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Memorable Manitobans: Lars Haukaness (Haukness) (1863-1929)

Artist, cartoonist, teacher.

Born in Hardanger, Norway, he studied at the Royal Academy of Norway. He emigrated to Chicago around 1888 and travelled extensively outside the city, sketching the countryside. Landscape was his forte, although he was also a cartoonist for Norwegian-American newspapers. He first exhibited in Winnipeg in 1920, and by 1923 had moved to the city and joined the staff of the Winnipeg School of Art. Unsuccessful in his application to replace Franz Johnston as head of the school, he moved to Calgary and helped found the art department at the Technical School. He died on a sketching expedition to Lake Louise.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 14 March 2008

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