William Goodridge Roberts
|Died||1974 (aged 69–70)|
|Education||École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal and at the Art Students League of New York with John Sloan, Boardman Robertson and Max Weber (1926–1928)|
|Known for||Painting; Teaching|
|Awards||Officer of the Order of Canada|
William Goodridge Roberts still lifes, nudes and interiors. He was also a teacher.(1904–1974) was a Canadian painter known for his landscape paintings,
Goodridge Roberts was the son of poet and novelist George Edward Theodore Goodridge Roberts and Frances Seymour Allen. Roberts was born in Bridgetown, Barbados, in 1904 while his parents were on holiday from their New Brunswick home.
Roberts studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal and at the Art Students League of New York with John Sloan, Boardman Robertson and Max Weber (1926–1928). From 1933 to 1936 he was the resident artist at Queen's University. In 1938 Roberts joined the Eastern Group of Painters, and in 1939 he exhibited at the New York World's Fair. He taught at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts from 1940 to 1952. During the period from 1943 to 1945 he was an Official War Artist for the Royal Canadian Air Force.
A scholarship was awarded (in 1953) by the Canadian government to allow Roberts to study painting in France. Then in 1959 he won the Glaxebrook award at the National Gallery of Canada for a landscape painting. This year (1959) until 1960 Roberts was the resident artist at the University of New Brunswick. In 1964, he won the A. J. Casson Award, the annual "Open Water" competition organized by the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC). In 1969, he was a recipient of the Order of Canada and was given a traveling retrospective exhibition by the National Gallery of Canada, an unusual honour for a living artist at the time.
Following his death after a lengthy illness, his work was the subject of several museum solo exhibitions with publications, including a touring retrospective in 1998.
- Bradfield 1970, p. 395.
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- "Members since 1880". Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Archived from the original on May 26, 2011. Retrieved September 11, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Canadian Painting 1939 to 1963, an exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Canada at the Tate Gallery London, 1964
- Bradfield, Helen (1970). Permanent Collection. Toronto: McGraw Hill. ISBN 0070925046. Retrieved August 2, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- National Gallery of Canada Bio.
- War Museum Art and War
- Art Gallery of Ontario
- Goodridge Roberts, Lethbridge College Buchanan Art Collection
- Collection Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec