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Maclean's Cover

In 1938 Eric was added to the stable of illustrators for Maclean’s Magazine, billed as “Canada’s National Magazine” and published weekly in Toronto. For two years this arrangement provided him with a steady stream of illustration work, from providing visual colour for articles and fictional stories, to the prestigious covers. This was a ‘golden age’ for illustration: during this period Maclean’s covers featured graphics, not photographs, almost exclusively. Add a comment

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The Work and Life of Eric Aldwinckle

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The insects are many, large and varied. Some unknown to me. Ants are very large, among them the hermit ant who just sits under a rock in higher places, thinking. The rest rush about as usual and the queens are apparently under no birth control restrictions. The spiders and wasps are large but only the wasps are inquisitive, though none do more than enjoy life if left alone…

-Eric Aldwinckle, on painting in the wilderness