Canadian painterDied when: 81 years 134 days (976 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn
Homer Ransford Watson RCA (January 14, 1855 – May 30, 1936) was a Canadian landscape painter.He has been characterized as the painter who first painted Canada as Canada, rather than as a pastiche of European painting.
He was a member and president (1918–1922) of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, as well as a founding member and first president (1907–1911) of the Canadian Art Club.
Although Watson had almost no formal training, by the mid-1920s he was well known and admired by Canadian collectors and critics, his rural landscape paintings making him one of the central figures in Canadian art from the 1880s until the First World War.