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Aldwinckle, Eric

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Aldwinckle, Eric

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1909-1980

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Eric Aldwinckle was born in Oxford England on 22 January 1909. He came to Canada in 1922. He was an instructor at the Ontario College of Art from 1936 to 1942. In 1943 he went to Europe as an official war artist, serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force as a Flight Lieutenant. The paintings and drawings he created are part of the collection of the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. After the war he returned to the OCA, later working for the Stratford Festival. He became a noted designer of heraldic crests and medals for several Canadian universities and a life-time member of the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto. Although known for his art, he did publish one musical composition in 1968. He died in January 1980.

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RC0385

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2015-05-20

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W. Laufs, A. Wilson, B. Whittle