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Great Seal and Massey Foundation Award E-mail
Written by Michael LeBlanc   

In 1953, just a few weeks after Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, Eric’s friend and fellow Arts and Letters Club member Vincent Massey was installed in Rideau Hall and became the first Canadian in modern times to be appointed Governor General. Rt. Hon. Massey had been instrumental in establishing the Canadian War Art program, and no doubt had a hand in Eric’s military art commission.

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The Work and Life of Eric Aldwinckle

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…I was most interested in your observations on the School of Design visit and shocked into complete wonder. (class sizes of) 25 or 30 students amazes me. Of course it would not pay. It is the old story. Arts and particularly the progressive and experimental needs a financial foster father. The confusion as to the purpose of this particular school is amusing but forgivable…

-Eric Aldwinckle, letter to Franklin Carmichael on the design school launched in 1945