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Ward, Lynd

Born in Chicago on June 26, 1905, Lynd Ward, the son of a Methodist minister, grew up moving around and living close to new immigrants. Ward was a sickly baby and the family moved to northern Canada for several months hoping his health would improve. Upon the family’s return, Ward, now a healthier child, never […]


Kurelek, William

Born on March 3, 1927, William Kurelek was the oldest of seven children. His family had immigrated to Canada from the Ukraine and his artwork featured both Ukranian and Canadian themes. His family owned a grain farm in Alberta and later a dairy farm in Manitoba. When William decided to pursue art, his father argued […]


Heller, Ruth

Ruth Heller, born on April 2, 1923, began a career in publishing by writing and illustrating Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones in 1981, after being intrigued by the eggsack of a shark at an aquarium. It was so successful that she wrote a sequel, Animals Born Alive and Well. Heller received a fine arts degree […]