Alex Colville

Infantry, near Nijmegen spacer Internationally recognized as one of Canada's best artists, Alex Colville, spent most of his youth in Amherst, Nova Scotia, and later attended nearby Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. Upon graduation, Colville joined the Canadian Army and was appointed a war artist. Upon arriving in London, Colville was stationed with a supply unit in Yorkshire. He subsequently travelled to the Mediterranean, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany. In 1946 Colville returned to Mount Allison as a teacher. Following his retirement in 1963, Colville devoted all of his time to painting. He moved to Wolfville in 1973 and from 1981 to 1991 was a chancellor of the humanities department at Acadia University. He and his wife, Rhoda, continue to live in the family home in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

Tragic Landscape

Grave of a Canadian Trooper

L.C.A.s off Southern France

A German Flare Goes Up

Bodies in a Grave

Exhausted Prisoners

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