Henry George Glyde (1906 – 1998, Canadian)

Sundance Canyon

Sundance Canyon

Gift of Rod Green, Calgary, 2021

Born in England in 1906, Henry George Glyde trained at the Royal College of Art in London in the late 1920s before moving to Canada in 1935. He began teaching art at the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art in Calgary and at the Banff School of Fine Arts in 1936 and eventually established the Division of Fine Art at the University of Alberta. His style is referred to as social realism, in which he utilizes sombre colours and an emphasis on structural realities.