Alex Colville – “Pacific” (1967)
David Alexander Colville, PC, CC, ONS (born August 24, 1920 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian painter.
Colville’s family moved from Toronto to Amherst, Nova Scotia in 1929. He attended Mount Allison University from 1938–1942, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Colville married Rhoda Wright that year and enlisted in the Canadian Army under the War Artist Program. During his four-year deployment to the European Theatre, he worked as one of Canada’s most famous war artists, famously painting troops landing at Juno Beach on D-Day. Read more about Alex Colville
Canadian War Artist Alex Colville, attached to the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, on the Dutch/German border in the final months of WWII
The images on the Canadian 1867-1967 centennial commemorative coin set were also designed by Colville.
Images from Type Set Coin Collecting; Coin Library Canada (select links marked “1967 Centennial”)
Colville, Alexander on the Canadian Encyclopedia (links to other works)
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