William Winter was born in Winnipeg in 1909. Described as a romantic painter of urban life, he often enjoyed capturing people in their ordinary pursuits, with a particular interest in children and the ballet. |
His paintings have been acquired by The National Gallery of Canada, The Art Gallery of Toronto, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and The National Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand, as well as many private collections.
William Winter painted murals for the Oshawa Public Library, The Canadian Pacific Railway, The Standard Iron and Steel Company of Toronto and the City of Winnipeg for the Seagram Collection.
He studied at the Winnipeg School of Art under L.L. Fitzgerald, Franz Johnston and others. In 1937 he moved to Toronto, where he became a member of the Royal Canadian Academy, The Canadian Group of Painters, The Ontario Society of Artists and The Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour.
William Winter passed away on March 10th, 1996.