Lucius Richard O'Brien

1832-1899 Canada/Oil and Watercolour

 

Brief Biography-Lucius Richard O'Brien was born in his father's village of Shanty Bay in 1832. He was a renowned landscape artist in oil and watercolour. In 1880, he became President of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. O'Brien was famed for his work on "Picturesque Canada" with illustrations of the country's landscapes. The Canadian Pacific Railway commissioned him and other artists to travel west on their railway line to paint the Rocky Mountains as a tourist promotion. While west, he went to Vancouver and ventured to Howe Sound with Chinook guides. The Royal Academy of Arts in London exhibited many of his works from 1887.

 

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The Rockies in
British Columbia

The Rockies in British Columbia

Oinatchouan
Falls

Oinatchouan Falls

Towns
and Industry

Towns and Industry

Quebec from
the Levis Shore

Quebec from the Levis Shore

Sunrise on the
Saguenay

Sunrise on the Saguenay-Cape Trinity

Kingston-Ontario
from Barriefield

Kingston-Ontario from Barriefield

Cedars Rapids
-Quebec

Cedars Rapids-Quebec