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Ted Harrison
RCA, OC
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CRAG LAKE
TH100
serigraph
29 x 22.5 in.  
16/26 A.P.
$ 920 CDN


SEIZE THE SPIRIT
TH096
serigraph
19 x 22.5 in.  
8/20 A.P.
$ 810 CDN


THE BOAT
TH094
serigraph
14.5 x 22.5 in.  
14/24 A.P.
$ 700 CDN


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TH093
serigraph
19 x 22.5 in.  
13/15 A.P.
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Ted Harrison


RCA, OC

B. August 28, 1926 D. January 16, 2015
Edward Hardy (Ted) Harrison was born in Wingate, County Durham, England to Charles Edward Harrison and Martha Harrison (née Thirlaway). He attended primary and grammar school in Wingate after which he attended West Hartlepool College of Art. In 1945, he interrupted his studies to serve in the Intelligence Unit of the British Army.

After a three-year tour in North Africa, he returned to England and completed his studies, earning a National Diploma in Art from West Hartlepool College of Art in 1948 and the Art Teacher Diploma from King’s College, University of Durham (now Newcastle University) in 1951. He then taught in Middlesbrough, England until 1957 when he taught at General Slim School, Cameron Highlands. While there, he was invited to paint a wall mural in the Perak Tong Temple at Ipoh, Cameron Highlands, the first European to receive that honour. He married Robina McNichol in 1960. In 1963, they left Malaysia for New Zealand, where Harrison taught at Te Kauwhata District High School, North Island.

In 1966 the Harrisons, with son Charles, returned to England where Harrison taught at the Wingate Junior School in the same classroom he and his father had attended as students. A year later, he became Art Master at Dene House. In 1967, the Harrison family moved to Wabasca, a small town in northern Alberta where he taught at St. Theresa School. The following year, he took a teaching position at Carcross, Yukon.

In 1969, Harrrison held his first Canadian exhibition in the Whitehorse Library. In 1977, he received his B. Ed from the University of Alberta. In 1980, Harrison resigned from teaching to paint full-time. The Harrisons moved to British Columbia, in 1993.


Ted Harrison
RCA, OC



Affiliations
1987 Order of Canada
2004 Royal Canadian Academy of Arts



Awards
2008 Order of British Columbia
2005 Order of the Owl
2002 University of Alberta Distinguished Alumni Award
1998 Friend of the Canadian School Library Association
1988 Canadian Children’s Book Centre selected Sam McGee as an “Our Choice,” one of 15 books to be so honoured
1987 New York Times Certificate of Excellence for The Cremation of Sam McGee
1987 American Library Association Notable Book Award First Canadian chosen by Children’s Book Illustrator Exhibit, Bologna, Italy
1987 Honours Award: International Board of Books for Youth (IBBY) for A Northern Alphabet
1986 Top Ten finalist for the Amelia Frances Howards-Gibbon Award Awarded by the Canadian Association of Children’s Librarians
1986 Expo ’86 designed the Yukon Pavilion
1985 One of three Canadians chosen: International Illustrators Forum. Czechoslovakia
1984 International Board of Books of Youth Honour Award for Illustration
1975 Creative Club of B.C., Award of Excellence (Design)
1965 Boy Scouts Assoc. of New Zealand Medal of Merit


Credits
2009 YouTube video
2006 Hon. Doctorate Malaspina University College (University of Vancouver Island)
2005 Hon. Doctorate of Laws: University of Alberta
1998 Hon. Doctorate of Fine Arts University of Victoria
1991 Hon. Doctorate Athabasca University
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