Arthur Edward "Cleeve" Horne


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Jean Mildred Harris

Arthur Edward "Cleeve" Horne

  • Born: 9 Jan 1912, Jamaica
  • Marriage: Jean Mildred Harris on 11 Feb 1939
  • Died: 5 Jul 1998, Saint Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario aged 86
  • Buried: 8 Jul 1998, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario

bullet   Cause of his death was Respiratory Distress.

bullet   Another name for Arthur was Cleeve.


bullet  General Information:

Born in Jamaica, British West Indies, Horne, primarily a society painter, is thought to have painted over 400 portraits during his career ca.(1928\endash 1991). His most notable subjects include Alexander Graham Bell, Claude Bissell, Bora Laskin, Pauline Mills McGibbon, Jeanne Sauvé and John Diefenbaker among many others.

At college he met Jean Harris (a sculpture student); they later married and had three sons. He lived the majority of his life in Toronto, raising himself to the mid-upper ranks of society by wise marketing and excellent business skills.

In Horne's early career, he wanted to become a portrait sculptor and studied under Dorothy Dick, a British sculptor, in 1927. Later he attended the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada 1931-1934 first studying sculpture under Emanuel Hahn but soon changing to portrait painting. He also studied portrait and landscape painting under John Russell 1934-1935.

He was told by Emanuel Hahn, "A sculptor can never change his hand and become a painter." Horne, however, achieved much more acclaim as a painter than a sculptor.

Hornes' last exhibition whilst he was alive was at the inauguration of the Canadian Portrait Academy First Annual Exhibition held at Vancouver, British Columbia. He was represented by a small portrait in oil of a Vancouver Island woman.

Cleeve Horne died at Toronto, Ontario, Canada of a respiratory-related illness he was in his 87th year.

Since Horne's passing in 1998 some of his portrait paintings have been exhibited across Canada almost yearly with the CPA.

In 1997 Canadian artist Christian Cardell Corbet sculpted an authorized medallion of Cleeve Horne.

**Above Information courtesy of Wikipedia at**

Cleeve's Web Site can be found at

bullet  Research Information:

Arthur Edward Cleeve Horne

Birth name Arthur Edward Cleeve Horne

Born 9 January 1912 - Jamaica, British West Indies

Died 5 July 1998 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nationality Canadian

Field Painter, Sculptor, designer

Training Dorothy Dick, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada

Movement Post Modern, Contemporary

Influenced by Emanuel Hahn, Dorothy Dick, John Russell

Influenced Myfanwy Pavelic, Christian Cardell Corbet

Awards Honourary Academician of The Canadian Portrait Academy 2000

Professional Affiliations

Horne was a member of the Ontario Society of Artists and held position as President from 1949-1951. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Sculptor's Society of Canada and the Canadian Portrait Academy.
[edit] Awards and honours

1934 Awarded the Lieutenant Governor's Medal for Painting at the Ontario College of Art (first recipient)
1963 Awarded the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's Allied Arts Medal
1965 Awarded the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts Medal
1967 Awarded the Canadian Centennial Medal
1977 Awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal
1982 Awarded the Ontario Society of Arts Award
1992 Awarded the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal
1984 Appointment as "Fellow", Ontario College of Art & Design
1987 Appointment to the Order of Ontario
1997 Appointed as Honourary Academician of the Canadian Portrait Academy
1997 Appointment as Officer of the Order of Canada
1999 Named "One of the Top 100 Portrait Artists of the 20th Century by the Canadian Portrait Academy

**Above Information courtesy of Wikipedia at**


Arthur married Jean Mildred Harris, daughter of William Thomas Harris and Ruth Beesley, on 11 Feb 1939. (Jean Mildred Harris was born on 19 Sep 1913 in Toronto, Ontario and died on 9 Dec 2007 in 181 Balmoral Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.) The cause of her death was General Debility.

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