Lansdowne, J. Fenwick

LANSDOWNE, J. Fenwick, artist (b 8 Aug 1937, Hong Kong; d 26 July 2008, Victoria). He came with his mother from China to live in VICTORIA in 1940. Earlier he had contracted polio; it was during the long hours of convalescence that he developed an interest in birds. Despite his physical disabilities, he taught himself to draw and to paint. The first exhibition of his work was in 1952 at the ROYAL BC MUSEUM, where he often went to study the ornithological collections. He came to national...

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