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Memorable Manitobans: Bertram Brooker (1888-1955)

Writer, painter, musician.

Born in Croydon, England, he came with his parents to Portage la Prairie in 1905. He moved to Toronto in 1921. He acquired a reputation as a writer, painter, musician, and poet. Brooker was a charter member of the Canadian Group of Painters, and he won the Governor General’s Award for fiction in 1936 for Think of the Earth.

See also:

Souls Assembling: The Poetry of Bertram Brooker (1980)

Bertram Brooker and Emergent Modernism edited by Jennifer O. Sinclair (1984).

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 April 2014

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