MOUNT ALLISON UNIVERSITY alumni remember ‘a great artist and a great Allisonian’, ALEX COLVILLE (’42). Mr. Colville, an iconic Canadian painter, taught in Mount A’s Fine Arts Department from 1946-1963. He left teaching to devote himself to painting and print-making full-time from a studio in his home on York Street in SACKVILLE, New Brunswick.
Mr. Colville died on 16 July 2013 at his home in WOLFVILLE, Nova Scotia at the age of 92. His wife, Rhoda, died on 29 December 2012. They’re survived by four children, all of whom are subjects in his paintings.
<PHOTO ABOVE – COLVILLE HOUSE near the Mount Allison campus, Sackville, New Brunswick, by D. Gordon E. Robertson>