The New Student's Reference Work/Harris, Robert

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Harris, Robert, C.M.G., has been president of the Royal Academy of Canada since 1893. He was born in Wales and came as a child to Charlottetown, P. E. I., where he early displayed artistic talent. He studied at the Slade school in London, under Bonnat in Paris and in Italy, Belgium and Holland. He was the director of the Art school in Montreal from 1883 to 1887. His paintings are nearly all devoted to Canadian subjects, and he has painted many portraits of Canada's leading men. He has exhibited and gained prizes at the expositions in Paris, Chicago and Buffalo.