Artworks and Artists
Jack Humphrey
Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, 12 January 1901
Died in Saint John, New Brunswick, 23 March 1967
Collection of the Library and Archives, National Gallery of Canada

Jack Humphrey

Jack Humphrey was one of the most prominent Eastern Canadian painters of his generation. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and several other art schools on the Atlantic coast. Around 1930, he spent a year travelling and studying in Europe. He is best known for his paintings of the streets and ports of Saint John and of workers and children. His subjects express the character, strength and endurance of the generation who lived through the social and economic crisis of the 1930s.