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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Fulton Logan (1889-1959)


Born on a farm near Lauder in the RM of Cameron on 25 March 1889, son of Robert Tremaine Logan and Maria Martin Winton (1851-1937), he left to study art in Paris at age 16. He subsequently studied at the Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and instructed in art at Connecticut College in New London from 1934 to 1954 and was Head of the Art Department for a time. He was a painter and a specialist in copper etchings. He died at Boston, Massachusetts on 9 December 1959.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Pioneers of Manitoba by Robert Harvey (1970).

“Robert F. Logan, Manitoba artist, dies in Boston,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 December 1959. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B11, page 263.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Rosamond Elliott for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 December 2016

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