Born at Dukinfield, England in 1906, Thomas Garside arrived in Canada in 1914. Later he studied at the Monument national at nights under Edmond Dyonnet and Adam Sheriff Scott and also at the Montreal Art Association under Paul Caron and W.H. Taylor. He died in Montreal in 1980.
His subjects have included scenes from the Laurentian region; Baie St. Paul, Cap Cod, Murray Bay, Newfoundland and the Eastern Townships.
His landscapes are solid painted works of dramatic qualities.
He held exhibitions at the Royal Canadian Academy, the Ontario Society of Artists and at the annual Spring Show of the Art Association of Montreal.
In 1944 one of his canvas, a landscape, was purchased by the Art Association of Montreal.
Garside was an associate of the Royal Canadian Academy in 1945.
Source: Colin S. Macdonald, A dictionary of Canadian artists. Volume 2, Canadian paperbacks, 3rd edition, 1977