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Lake Simcoe Post Office

Joseph Sydney Hallam
Lake Simcoe Post Office, 1946
oil on board
76.5 x 102.3 cm
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. O.S. Pokorny, Sarnia, Ontario, 1980
Joseph Sydney Hallam was born in 1898 in Manchester, England and immigrated to Canada with his family at the age of 12. He studied art at the Hamilton Technical School and Toronto Central Technical School.

Hallam considered himself first and foremost an illustrator in advertising and made his mark in this field. He began a friendship will fellow illustrator and member of the Group of Seven Franklin Carmichael and the duo went on many sketching trips to Algonquin Park and Georgian Bay.

 



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