frederick varley

a member of the ‘group of seven’, varley rose to fame when he moved to canada after the first world war. during the war he was a war artist, but the events that he saw forever changed him and the art that he produced. prior to wwi when he still lived in england, he made a living by selling small and attractive egyptian watercolours. although he had never visited the country he was able to take advantage of an interest in these and other exotic locals that were in demand in england, and in particular in london.

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