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Memorable Manitobans: Cliff Eyland (c1955-2020)

Artist, professor.

Born at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia around 1955, he came to Winnipeg in the mid-1990s to work as a painter in the School of Arts at the University of Manitoba. He was known for his works of hundreds of small card-size paintaings and drawings that covered a wall in the Millennium Library as well as in a public library at Halifax. He died at Winnipeg on 16 May 2020.


Arts community mourns death of Winnipeg's Cliff Eyland, known for transforming libraries with tiny paintings,” CBC News, 16 May 2020.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 May 2020

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