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Beaverbrook Art GalleryDecember 16, 20140 Comments

One-of-a-kind Artist and U.S. Marine Veteran Don Bonham, Dead at 74

Fredericton, NB, December 16, 2014 – Sculptor and former Marine Don Bonham was a colourful individualist with a fantastical artistic vision. He was an inspiring mentor to numerous art students, a godfather to more than eighty apprentices, and a surprising and formidable anomaly in the art world. He died on Monday, December 15 at age 74.

The first American visual artist to be appointed to the Royal Canadian Academy, Bonham came to prominence in the late 1960s in London, Ontario, where he quickly gained international notoriety for his highly original, finely crafted, figurative fiberglass sculpture based on evocative human/technology hybrids – motorcycles, cars, boats, airplanes, and…

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