Beaverbrook Art GalleryMarch 31, 20200 Comments

The Solitary World of David Milne

David Milne is perhaps one of Canada’s most underrated, and under-celebrated artists. His art has been displayed in the National Art Gallery of Canada, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and now the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, here in Fredericton.

Born in southwestern Ontario in 1882, Milne was born into poverty, which followed him for the majority of his life. Milne’s early work started out in ink and pencil, before moving to work with paint. He mainly focused on people, and his dream was to become an illustrator in New York for several years. At the age of 21, he moved to New York City to further his art practice, but realized very soon after moving there that the city life was…

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