Canadian artistDied when: 82 years 184 days (990 months)
Star Sign: Gemini
Lieutenant-Commander Alan Brookman Beddoe, OC, OBE, HFHS, FHSC (June 1, 1893 – December 2, 1975) was a Canadian artist, war artist, consultant in heraldry and founder and first president of the Heraldry Society of Canada in 1965.
Born in Ottawa, Ontario, in 1893, he studied at Ashbury College.During World War I, he was captured at Second Battle of Ypres in 1915 and spent two and a half years in the prisoner of war camps at Gießen and Zerbst.
He studied art at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.After the war, he studied at the Art Students League of New York under DuMond and Bridgman.
In 1925, he opened the first commercial art studio in Ottawa.He was also an expert in heraldry.The Alan Beddoe collection at Library and Archives Canada contains designs and studies for the Book of Remembrance, postage stamps, posters, crests, money, architecture, coats-of-arms, and a new Canadian flag.
His fonds include slides, colour transparencies, prints, watercolours and drawings related to Canadian heraldry.