2021 calendar featuring 12 beautiful landscaped by artist E.J. Hughes
12.5 x 9.25"
Edward John (E.J) Hughes (1913 – 2007)
Born in North Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1913, E.J Hughes spent his childhood on Vancouver Island and continued to live there until his death in 2007.
With a career spanning seventy years, Hughes produced works ranging from prints to large scale murals. However, it is for his modernist depictions of British Columbia, made in his distinct style with flattened space, skewed perspectives and simplified forms that he is most known.
Hughes attended the Vancouver School of Applied Arts and Design, where he was instructed by Charles H. Scott, Jock Macdonald and Fred Varley. After graduating in 1933 he embarked on a number of print and mural projects together with other students from the school, Orville Fisher and Paul Goranson. In 1939 Hughes joined the Royal Canadian Artillery and spent the next six years as an official war artist. After returning to BC in 1946 Hughes settled in Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island and worked as a professional artist. In the 1950’s Hughes’s reputation grew, especially after being represented by the Dominion Gallery in Montreal. In 1954 he was one of 18 Canadian artists commissioned by the Canadian Pacific Railway to paint a mural for the new Canadian transcontinental train. In 2001 E.J. Hughes received the Order of Canada and in 2005 he was awarded the Order of British Columbia.