This Day in Canada‘s Today’s Memory
James Wilson Morrice’s birthday
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James Wilson Morrice was born on this day in Montreal, Québec in 1865. The son of a wealthy merchant, he travelled to Toronto and studied law from 1882 to 1889. The following year he left to study painting in England and then moved to Paris, where he studied at the Académie Julian from 1892-7.
Morrice continued to live in Paris until the First World War, although he spent most of his winters in Canada. He returned to Montreal, and then to Cuba and eventually settled in Algiers where he died, age 56 in Tunis.