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Memorable Manitobans: Bruce Head (1931-2009)

Artist.

Born at St. Boniface on 14 February 1931, he began drawing and sketching as an elementary school student in central Winnipeg, and graduated from the University of Manitoba’s School of Art in 1953. He worked as a graphic designer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for more than 30 years while working as a painter and sculptor in his private life. He designed the unique circular concrete wall in the underground concourse at Portage and Main, the largest concrete form created by an artist in Canada. His work is represented in the National Gallery of Canada, and he was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy in the early 1970s, at the time the youngest Manitoban to be elected. He died at Winnipeg from complications of diabetes and heart failure on 30 December 2009.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 January 2010.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 May 2020

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