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Today we learned about Ted Harrison the British-Canadian painter noted for his colorful landscape paintings of the Yukon. Born on August 28, 1926 in Wingate, England, he studied at the West Hartlepool School of Art, where he later taught for three decades. His career took off when he relocated from England to Northern Canada in 1967. After arriving in Canada, he was deeply inspired by the rustic landscapes of his surroundings. His works are characterized by their almost psychedelic color palettes, featuring the sun and mountains . Ted Harrison was also a celebrated children’s book illustrator. He died at the age of 88 on January 16, 2015 in Victoria, Canada.

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