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John Graham Coughtry

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  • Name  John Graham Coughtry 
    Born  8 Jun 1931  St-Lambert, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  13 Jan 1999  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID  I101  herborth
    Last Modified  19 Dec 2010 

    Father  John Stuart Coughtry,   b. Jan 1905, Montreal, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1967 
    Mother  Margaret Victoria Tompkins,   b. Jun 1901, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1983 
    Married  1929 
    Family ID  F007  Group Sheet

    Family  Living 
    Family ID  F079  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Jun 1931 - St-Lambert, Québec, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Jan 1999 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos

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    Graham Coughtry
    Graham Coughtry
    From the Toronto Globe & Mail
    Tritons
    Tritons
    Original placement in Yorkdale Mall, Toronto, ON
    Tritons
    Tritons
    New location, Yorkdale Mall, Toronto, ON
    Tritons
    Tritons
    New location, Yorkdale Mall, Toronto, ON
    Orientale
    Orientale
    Reclining Figure Moving IV
    Reclining Figure Moving IV
    Sonada Variations VIII
    Sonada Variations VIII
    Two Figures V
    Two Figures V
    Two Figures VIII
    Two Figures VIII


    Memory
    Memory

    Histories
    Robert Fulford's appreciation of Graham Coughtry
    Robert Fulford's appreciation of Graham Coughtry

    Albums
    Graham Coughtry
    Graham Coughtry (11)
    The works of John Graham Coughtry

  • Notes 
    • Born in St-Lambert, Que., he became interested in art while at high school and later attended the Montreal Museum of Fine Art School and studied under Goodridge Roberts, Jacques de Tonnancour, and Gordon Webber [1948-49]. He also studied at the Ontario College of Art under Jock MacDonald, Eric Freifeld, Harley Parker and Frederick Hagan [1949-53]. He won an IODE prize and a T. Eaton travel scholarship in 1953 and took a trip to France and Spain [1954-55]. In France he studied the work of Pierre Bonnard and Alberto Giacometti (their work was to be very influential). He worked for Graphica Associates, Toronto [1955] and then at the graphics department of the CBC. His painting “Night Interior” was included in the Second Biennial Exhibition of Canadian Art [1957]. He taught part-time at the OCA for two years [1958-60]. In 1959 Coughtry finally left the CBC and began to work on mural commissions. His work received critical praise from writers Robert Fulford and Elizabeth Kilbourn. In 1962 he made a large mu