Cleeve Horne

Visual Artist from Canada

Arthur Edward Cleeve Horne, OC, O.Ont, RCA, OSA, SSC, CPA (January 9, 1912 – July 5, 1998) was a Canadian portrait painter and sculptor. Born in Jamaica, British West Indies, Horne, primarily a society painter, is thought to have painted over 400 portraits during his career ca.(1928–1991). His most notable subjects include Alexander Graham Bell, Claude Bissell, Bora Laskin, Pauline Mills McGibbon, Jeanne Sauvé and John Diefenbaker among many others. At college he met Jean Harris (a sculpture student); they later married and had three sons. He lived the majority of his life in Toronto, raising himself to the mid-upper ranks of society by wise marketing and excellent business skills. In Horne's early career, he wanted to become a portrait sculptor and studied under Dorothy Dick, a British sculptor, in 1927. Later he attended the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada 1931-1934 first studying sculpture under Emanuel Hahn but soon changing to portrait painting. He also studied portrait and landscape painting under John Russell 1934-1935. He was told by Emanuel Hahn, "A sculptor can never change his hand and become a painter." Horne, however, achieved much more acclaim as a  ( Wikipedia article )


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