Bates, Maxwell

BATES, Maxwell, artist, architect (b 14 Dec 1906, Calgary; d 14 Sept 1980, Victoria). After studying art in Alberta he lived in England during the 1930s. He joined the British army and spent most of WWII as a German prisoner of war. Back in Calgary after the war he practised ARCHITECTURE as well as continuing to paint as an influential member of the Calgary Group. He moved to VICTORIA in 1962 to recover from a stroke and spent the final productive years of his life there. As founding president...

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