Lewis Parker's passion for art produced a broad
spectrum of original creations. His illustrations,
paintings and historical murals are currently in use
today in countless schools and historic publications.
This site offers a sampling from the stunning volume
of the complete works of Lewis Parker, and stands
as a tribute to this unique Canadian-born artist.
Lewis recieved The Canadian Association of
Professional Image Creators (CAPIC) Lifetime
Achievement Award in 1993. During his 60 year
career, Lewis illustrated for several media and
governmental sources. Among these were The Globe
and Mail, The Toronto Star and Macleans Magazine.
He also illustrated for TVO television programming.
As well, his artwork included numerous books,
pictoral dictionaries and Canadian encyclopedias.
Parker's work for the Canadian government included
a $100 commemorative coin for the Canadian Mint,
several stamps for Canada Post, and many murals
for Cape Breton University and Parks Canada.
Lewis' gift as an historical artist lay in his portrayal of
pictoral stories with masterful attention to detail. In
summary, Lewis Parker's artwork reflected his
longing to get as close as possible to the truth.
"A gentle genius who inspired everyone he met"
Dr. Robert Morgan, Beaton Institute, Cape Breton University
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