About Ted Harrison
Photo: Bill Braden
Ted Harrison C.M., RCA is a celebrated artist, author, and teacher whose work resonates with the spirit of Canada and its people. From his earliest days growing up in an English colliery village, he sought out adventures that eventually led him to India, East Africa, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Canada. He finally staked his claim in the Yukon, becoming one of Canada’s most beloved artists.
Ted Harrison’s list of awards is as long as a Yukon winter. He was the first Canadian to exhibit at the prestigious International Children’s Book Exhibition in Bologna, Italy, in 1978. He holds the Order of Canada, the Order of British Columbia, and four honorary doctorate degrees.
Harrison’s paintings hang in prestigious galleries and private collections throughout the world. He is also a bestselling author and has illustrated several books including the perennial favorites, The Cremation of Sam McGee, The Shooting of Dan McGrew and O Canada.
Ted Harrison: Painting Paradise is the first biography to celebrate the interminable optimism and courageous artistic style of this gentle, determined man. It explores his personal journey and artistic ascent with a riveting, skillfully crafted narrative, highlighted by personal photographs and rare images of his work.