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Glyde, Henry George - RCA

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Brief BioCanadian, born England, 1906-1998 NationalityCanadian Description

Henry George Glyde was an established artist, illustrator and educator who was instrumental in inaugurating arts training programs in the province of Alberta. Trained at the Brassey Institute in Hastings (1920-26) and the Royal College of Art in London, UK (1926-1930), Glyde majored in mural design, its techniques and materials during his studies.


Upon immigrating to Canada in 1935, Glyde initially taught at the Institute of Technology and Art in Calgary. He later went on to teach at the Banff School of Fine Arts (1936-66) and in the Department of Extension at the University of Alberta before establishing the fine arts program at the university in 1946. He served as the department head at the University of Alberta until his retirement in 1966.


Largely working in oil and watercolour, Glyde’s work primarily focused on the landscapes and people of Alberta, which were created during his many travels across the province. In addition to work on canvas, Glyde is also known for his commissioned murals. Glyde’s murals can be found in the Medicine Hat Public Library, the City of Edmonton Public Art Collection, and St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Medicine Hat. His work can also be found in many public and private collections, including the Alberta Art Foundation, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Art Gallery of Alberta as well as the University of Alberta Museums. In addition to having his work in their collection, the Glenbow Museum also holds Glyde’s archive of letters, sketchbooks and photographs.


Among his most distinguished accomplishments include serving as the first chairperson for the Alberta Visual Arts Board until 1965, and his election into the Royal Canadian Academy in 1949. A major nationally touring retrospective of Glyde’s work was organized by the Glenbow Museum in 1987.


For his contributions to the promotion and education of the arts in Alberta, Glyde was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Alberta (1982). Upon his retirement, he moved with his wife Hilda Mabel to British Columbia. He passed away in 1998.


Name Glyde, Henry George Honorary Suffix RCA Brief Bio Canadian, born England, 1906-1998 Nationality Canadian Description

Henry George Glyde was an established artist, illustrator and educator who was instrumental in inaugurating arts training programs in the province of Alberta. Trained at the Brassey Institute in Hastings (1920-26) and…

Henry George Glyde was an established artist, illustrator and educator who was instrumental in inaugurating arts training programs in the province of Alberta. Trained at the Brassey Institute in Hastings (1920-26) and the Royal College of Art in London, UK (1926-1930), Glyde majored in mural design, its techniques and materials during his studies.


Upon immigrating to Canada in 1935, Glyde initially taught at the Institute of Technology and Art in Calgary. He later went on to teach at the Banff School of Fine Arts (1936-66) and in the Department of Extension at the University of Alberta before establishing the fine arts program at the university in 1946. He served as the department head at the University of Alberta until his retirement in 1966.


Largely working in oil and watercolour, Glyde’s work primarily focused on the landscapes and people of Alberta, which were created during his many travels across the province. In addition to work on canvas, Glyde is also known for his commissioned murals. Glyde’s murals can be found in the Medicine Hat Public Library, the City of Edmonton Public Art Collection, and St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Medicine Hat. His work can also be found in many public and private collections, including the Alberta Art Foundation, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Art Gallery of Alberta as well as the University of Alberta Museums. In addition to having his work in their collection, the Glenbow Museum also holds Glyde’s archive of letters, sketchbooks and photographs.


Among his most distinguished accomplishments include serving as the first chairperson for the Alberta Visual Arts Board until 1965, and his election into the Royal Canadian Academy in 1949. A major nationally touring retrospective of Glyde’s work was organized by the Glenbow Museum in 1987.


For his contributions to the promotion and education of the arts in Alberta, Glyde was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Alberta (1982). Upon his retirement, he moved with his wife Hilda Mabel to British Columbia. He passed away in 1998.

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"Glyde, Henry George - RCA, University of Alberta Museums Art Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/6-1775/11-4634. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

Works by this Artist

There are 117 works by this artist.

1985.54.10 - The cake...she fully appreciated

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Object Typedrawing ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1982

1974.23.17 - Preparatory Drawing for "Athabasca Falls"

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Object Typepreparatory drawing ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1940

1974.23.31 - Alberta History

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madeca. 1950

1976.8 - Portrait of President Andrew Stewart

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1950

1981.57.1 - Untitled

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Object Typeprint ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1942

1987.49.1 - The Crucifixion

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madedate unknown

1987.49.2 - Untitled, 1964

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1964

1987.49.3 - Untitled, 1962/63

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madedate unknown

1987.49.4 - Untitled, 1960

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madedate unknown

1985.54.5 - tears corners of the dictionary

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Object Typedrawing ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1982

1985.54.6 - In the sling

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Object Typedrawing ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1982

1985.54.7 - Her discovery of corn-on-the cob

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Object Typedrawing ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1982

1985.54.8 - Grasping at it with both hands and feet

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Object Typedrawing ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1982

1985.54.9 - ...the entire pan tipped...

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Object Typedrawing ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1982

1985.54.11 - ...handling his big hat etc...

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Object Typedrawing ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1982

1985.54.12 - We let her entertain at the window

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Object Typedrawing ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1982

1985.54.13 - Dona Maria joined in scolding her

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Object Typedrawing ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1982

1985.54.14 - took her little body in to Jan and Becca

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Object Typedrawing ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1982

1985.54.1 - Clinging to his arm

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Object Typedrawing ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1982

1985.54.2 - Nursed eagerly from the absorbent cotton

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Object Typedrawing ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1982

1985.54.3 - She began to walk upright

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Object Typedrawing ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1982

1982.21.1 - Weighing of the Heart

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Object Typedrawing ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1982

1982.21.2 - Weighing of the Heart

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1982

1981.34 - Nude In Landscape

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madedate unknown

1981.57.2 - Untitled

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Object Typeprint ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1946

1980.2.3 - Untitled

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Object Typedrawing ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1945

1976.45.2 - Vegreville, Ukrainian House

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madedate unknown

1976.45.3 - Untitled

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1939

1976.45.4 - Untitled (Vegreville)

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1945

1976.45.5 - Untitled (Rosebud)

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madedate unknown

1975.34 - Youth Panel

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Object Typebas relief ArtistGlyde, Henry George; Garnier, Hubert Date Made1949

1975.23.6 - Below Grotto Mountain Canmore, Alberta

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madedate unknown

1974.23.39 - Alberta History

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Object Typeprinting plate ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madeca. 1950

1974.23.20 - Bridge Construction, Hyland River Crossing

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Object Typesketch ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1943

1974.23.21 - Notes On Machinery

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Object Typesketch ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1943

1974.23.22 - Whitehorse 1943

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Object Typesketch ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1943

1974.23.24 - Whitehorse Yukon 1943

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Object Typesketch ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1943

1974.23.25 - Kluane

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Object Typesketch ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1943

1974.23.26 - Nelson

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Object Typesketch ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1943

1974.23.27 - Alaska Highway

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Object Typesketch ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1943

1974.23.28 - Alberta History

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madeca. 1950

1974.23.29 - Alberta History

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madeca. 1950

1974.23.30 - Alberta History

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madeca. 1950

1974.23.32 - Alberta History

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madeca. 1950

1974.23.33 - Alberta History

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madeca. 1950

1974.23.34 - Alberta History

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madeca. 1950

1974.23.35 - Coal River Crossing

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Object Typesketch ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1943

1974.23.36 - Study for "When All The World Was Burned"

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Object Typestudy ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madeca. 1952

1974.23.37 - When All The World Was Burned

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madedate unknown

1974.23.38 - Preparatory sketch for "When All the World was Burned"

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madedate unknown

1974.20.2

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1953

1974.20.5 - Dr. Harry Ernest Bulyea D.M.D.

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1953

1965.42 - Untitled

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1949

1966.3 - Nude

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Object Typedrawing ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madedate unknown

1966.5 - End of the Prairie

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1957

1950.88 - Top Of Rundle

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1946

1950.89 - End Of Rundle, Canmore

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1944

1950.90 - Mount Rundle

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madedate unknown

1950.72 - Saskatchewan Crossing

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1945

1950.93 - Mount Eisenhower

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1949

1950.94 - Vegreville

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madedate unknown

1965.34 - Alberta History

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Object Typemural ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1951

1965.36 - Portrait of President Robert Newton

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1952

1974.23.1 - Illustration from "Three Icelandic Sagas"

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madedate unknown

1974.23.2 - Title Page, Evergreen And Gold

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Object Typedrawing ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madedate unknown

1974.23.3 - Study of arms and hands

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Object Typestudy ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madeca. 1950

1974.23.4 - Study of a figure

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Object Typestudy ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madeca. 1950

1974.23.5 - Study of a figure

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Object Typestudy ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madeca. 1950

1974.23.6 - Study of an arm and a collar

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Object Typestudy ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madeca. 1950

1974.23.7 - Study of a pair of legs

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Object Typestudy ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madeca. 1950

1974.23.10 - Study of a figure

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Object Typestudy ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madeca. 1950

1974.23.11 - Study of a figure

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Object Typestudy ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madeca. 1950

1974.23.12 - Study of a figure

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Object Typestudy ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madeca. 1950

1974.23.13 - Study of a figure

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Object Typestudy ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madeca. 1950

1974.23.14.a - Sketch for "The Exodus"

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Object Typesketch ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madedate unknown

1974.23.15 - Preparatory Drawing for Bow River, Pocahontas

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Object Typepreparatory drawing ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1945

1974.23.16 - Preparatory Drawing for "Rosebud"

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Object Typepreparatory drawing ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1944

1980.3.3 - Deadfall Mt.Rundle Banff, Alberta

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1948

1980.3.4 - Windy Day Canmore

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1948

1980.3.5 - Banff

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1967

1980.3.6 - Above Canmore

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1948

1980.3.7 - Working drawing for portrait of President Robert Newton

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Object Typedrawing ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1951

1985.54.4 - She would Stop for Grooming

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Object Typedrawing ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1982

1950.91 - Prairie Couple

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1950

1950.71 - Dead Fall, Above Canmore

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1944

1985.6.2 - Sketch For Portrait Of H.E.Bulyea

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Object Typedrawing ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madedate unknown

1983.45.4 - Sketch for Portrait of President Robert Newton

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1951

1983.45.5 - "5 Mile Point West of Banff"

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Object Typedrawing ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1965

1983.45.9 - Noel

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1967

1950.62 - Lethbridge Barn

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1944

1950.63 - Athabasca Falls

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1946

1950.64 - Rosebud, Alberta

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1947

1950.65 - Old Farm, Vegreville

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1948

1950.66 - Stream, Alaska Highway, Northern B.C.

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1944

1950.67 - Peace

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1949

1950.68 - Early Morning, North Edmonton

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1949

1950.69 - Fall Fields, Alberta

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1949

1950.70 - Early Morning, Canmore

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1948

1950.61 - Alaska Highway, Northern B.C.

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1944

1975.17 - Crest For Art, Music And Drama Courses

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Object Typedrawing ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madedate unknown

1965.28 - Pilot Mountain

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1963

1974.23.8 - Study for Alberta History

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Object Typestudy ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madeca. 1950

1974.23.9 - Studies of an arm

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Object Typestudy ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madedate unknown

1974.23.18 - St. John / Whitehorse Airport

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Object Typesketch ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1943

1974.23.14.b - Sketch of Reclining Nude

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Object Typesketch ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madedate unknown

1974.23.14 - Sketch for "The Exodus"

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Object Typesketch ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madedate unknown

2001.9 - Untitled

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Object Typedrawing ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1966

1974.23.19 - Nelson

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1943

1974.23.23 - Nelson 1943

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Object Typesketch ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1943

2008.16.1 - North End of Okanagan Lake

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1973

2008.16.2 - Old House Commanage Rd Nr. Vernon B.C.

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Object Typepainting ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1974

1974.23.18.a - Sketch of St. John Airport

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Object Typesketch ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Made1943

1974.23.18.b - Whitehorse Airport

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Object Typedrawing ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date MadeOctober/November 1943

1974.23.8.a - Study of an arm

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Object Typestudy ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madeca. 1950

1974.23.8.b - Study of an arm

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Object Typestudy ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madeca. 1950

1974.23.9.a - Study of an arm

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Object Typestudy ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madedate unknown

1974.23.9.b - Study of an arm

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Object Typestudy ArtistGlyde, Henry George Date Madedate unknown