Greeting Card - LeRoy Zwicker, Gates

  • 5x7 inches
  • Blank inside
  • White Envelope included


LeRoy J. Zwicker
Gates, c 1960s
Oil on canvas board, 30.5 x 40.5 cm
Gift of the Estate of LeRoy J. Zwicker,
Halifax, Nova Scotia,1987, SC1987.38

LeRoy J. Zwicker (1906 - 1987)
Born in Halifax, LeRoy Zwicker was a graduate of the Halifax Academy and the Nova Scotia College of Art where he studied under Stanley Royle, Elizabeth S. Nutt and Henry M. Rosenburg. Later, he continued his art studies with the well known American artist Jack Levine at the Skowhegan School of Art in Maine and with Alfred Pellan at Saint Rose in Quebec. In 1937 Zwicker married artist Marguerite Porter and in 1942, after the death of his father, they took over the operation of Zwicker’s Art Store, the family’s art gallery and framing business. A familiar sight to Zwicker and all Halifax residents, this painting illustrates the snow-covered ornate main gates of the Halifax Public Gardens.

Zwicker was one of the founders of the journal Maritime Art which later became Arts Canada. He also served as President of the Nova Scotia Society of Artists, and the Maritime Art Association. A member of the Nova Scotia Museum of Fine Arts (now the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia), an honorary governor of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and a governor of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (now NSCAD University), Zwicker was honoured with a Doctor of Fine Art degree in 1970.

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