One of Canada’s most well-known and respected artists, Ted Harrison has served British Columbia with great distinction and excelled in his field of endeavour.
Mr. Harrison’s images of British Columbia’s natural environment are distinctive in their use of bold colour contrast, and have drawn international attention to our province. Harrison originals – celebrating B.C.’s spectacular landscape – can be found in collections around the world.
His work has inspired many young artists and his reaching out to children has enriched them and the world of art. Mr. Harrison is a well-known author and illustrator of children’s books, which contributes to his positive influence on young people.
He has been a strong advocate of teaching art to children, and has acted on this commitment by undertaking school visits and establishing a bursary to support the education of art teachers.
Mr. Harrison’s charitable contributions are laudable. He has supported a wide range of agencies through contributions of his time and his artwork. He has been awarded several honourary doctorates and other accolades for his contributions.
He has benefited the people, most notably the children, of B.C. through his contribution to our province’s culture.