1904 - 1974
Goodridge Roberts, OC, painter (born 24 September 1904 in Barbados, British West Indies; died 28 January 1974 in Montréal, QC). Goodridge Roberts was a member of an extended family of poets and writers in Fredericton, New Brunswick. This included his father Theodore, his uncle Sir C.G.D. Roberts and his cousin Bliss Carman. In 1952, Roberts was one of four artists in Canada's first official participation at the Venice Biennale and he received one of the earliest Royal Society of Canada Fellowships to paint in Europe. An Officer of the Order of Canada, Goodridge Roberts was among the first Canadian painters to treat the landscape, the figure and still life with equal emphasis.
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