Thomas Garland Greene - Black Creek

Thomas Garland Green (1875-1955)

Thomas Garland Greene (1875-1955) Greene was a founding member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, and founding member of the Canadian Society of Graphic Art.   He is represented in the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Hart House at the University of Toronto, and the Ontario Government collection,  Toronto.

T.G. Greene (1876-1955)

T.G Greene was born in Toronto.  He first studied art at the Central School of Art under William Cruikshank in 1898 and also worked at a printer’s shop for seven years.

In 1902 he traveled to London, England where he attended the Westminister School of Art, under Mouat Loudan.  He also studied at the Finsbury Art School under Gilbert Bayes.  He returned to Canada in 1904 and settled in London, Ontario where he worked for an advertising agency.

In 1907, he spent a brief time in New York before returning again to teach at the Ontario Ladies College in Whitby, Ontario for ten years.  He also taught at St. Andrews College and Northern Vocational School, Toronto.  He enjoyed painting landscapes mainly in oils and watercolours.  He did some portrait work as well.

He was a founding member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, and founding member of the Canadian Society of Graphic Art.   He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Academy and Ontario Society of Artists, and exhibited with them often.

He taught private classes in sculpture for children 1938-1940 and was commissioned by Encyclopaedia Britannica Junior for an article on painting in 1942.  He is represented in the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Hart House at the University of Toronto, and the Ontario Government collection,  Toronto.

He retired to Hawkestone on Lake Simcoe, where he produced many sketches of the local landscape. He died at Orillia, Ontario in 1955.