Fred Varley was a founding member of Canada’s iconic landscape artists, the Group of Seven. He moved to the West Coast to teach at the Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts—which later became Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
He lived on the west coast from 1926 to 1936, in a dilapidated but much loved shack in Lynn Valley on Vancouver’s North Shore. He adventured around the Howe Sound and captured some of these local spots in his art.
Recognize these places?
Curious about this Canadian art icon? Vancouver’s Eve Lazarus pieces together the history in his book, Sensational Vancouver.
Thanks to our local historian, Eric Anderson for sharing these with us.