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The Whale Dynasty Feature Exhibition Opens
Patriarch Robert Whale began his illustrious career as a portrait painter and copyist in his native Southern England. At the age of forty-seven, Whale emigrated with his large family to Burford, near Brantford. Due to low demand for commissioned works in his new home,Whale began to paint landscapes to enter the fall fairs. He won substantial sums of money in these local fairs,and eventually became well known for his landscapes of Dundas, Hamilton, Niagara Falls, and the surrounding areas.
Today, all Robert Whale’s known works are housed in various museums.Two of his sons, John and Robert, as well as his nephew John Hicks Whale, later achieved their own artistic fame . The family eventually amassed a large collection throughout their lives. We are enthusiastic to present a selection of these works in our upcoming feature exhibition!
The exhibition will be on display from June 24 to September 2, 2017.