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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.

Sources:

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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