In a career spanning over sixty years Winston Elliott produced a legacy of portraits, paintings and illustrations. Captured in his evocative renderings is the spirit of the decades between the World War II and the present day.
At the age of eighteen, Elliott enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy. With no formal art training, he drew portraits of his shipmates in his spare time. His exceptional talent in portraiture advanced his career as an artist and he was provided with his own studio in the Naval Art Section in Ottawa. Elliott was assigned to draw decorated Canadian naval heroes and worked alongside official war artist and mentor Grant Macdonald. After the war, Elliott studied at the Ontario College of Art, graduating in 1948. He had his first exhibition in Saskatoon in1946 and eventually moved to Calgary, where he became Curator of the Allied Art Centre at Coste House.
1. DVD of "Capturing the Likeness" exhibition (opening and all works included)
2. Reproductions of works
3. D. Morrison's "Capturing the Likeness" exhibition notes and research