Biography of Alfred HOLDSTOCK



Alfred Worsley Holdstock was born in England in 1820. He studied at Orford University. He arrived in Montreal in 1850 where he taught drawing from 1852 to 1873. He died in Montreal in 1901.



His subjects include the Ottawa Valley, the Thousands Islands, the Laurentians, the Eastern Townships, and the Red River. Holdstock also represented Indian camps.



Holdstock worked with watercolour and pastel.


Source: Catalogue of the National Gallery of Canada, Canadian Art, Volume two, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1994

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