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Written by Michael LeBlanc   
from his cardfile at the Canadian War Museum:
Born in 1909 at Oxford, England. Came to Canada in 1922. Largely self-taught, he worked in industry and as a graphic designer. Member of the Canadian Graphic Arts Society. Was on the staff of the Ontario College of Art, Toronto.

Employed on camouflage duties in Eastern Canada while in the Air Force. Served as an Official War Artist from February 1943 until October 1945. Held the rank of flight lieutenant. While overseas he painted Coastal and Bomber Command activities in the British Isles and fighter activities with the Tactical Air Force in North-West Europe.

Since the war has done murals and engaged in free lancing in design fields.

Died January 13th, 1980 at Toronto, Ontario.

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My answer to this man’s query as to what my painting was to be was this:

“I am sorry I cannot tell you because what I see can only be described in form and colour, and I will show you when it is finished. To talk about it weakens the power to do it.” This same man, when it was finished, showed the least anticipation and the very least interest, for this man is unique and has purposes of his own too.

-Eric Aldwinckle, 1944