1915 - 2010
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Colin Graham was born in Vancouver in 1915 and died in 2010. He studied science at the University of British Columbia, and subsequently travelled in Europe, where he developed a love for history. He read Medieval History at Cambridge and earned his B.A. in 1939, followed by studies at the University of California, Berkeley, where he obtained his M.A. in Art in 1949.
Following his post-graduate studies, Graham undertook a position as lecturer at the California School of Fine Arts and later became the Educational Director of the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.
Through correspondence with Ina Uhthoff in Victoria, Graham learned of the proposal to found a public art gallery in the Spencer Mansion. He was awarded the position of Director/Curator of this new Art Centre of Greater Victoria (now the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria) in 1951.
Although Graham had little time to devote to his own art practice whilst running the Gallery, he made valuable connections with artists and collectors. Exposure to the British Columbian and Canadian art scene of the day greatly influenced his later work as an artist, which he pursued on a full-time basis upon his retirement in 1972.
A member of the Royal Canadian Academy, Graham was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Victoria, and was elected as President of the Limners Group of Artists in Victoria in 1987.