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Charles Bell

Charles Bell

Charles Bell was born in 1916 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. He moved with his family to Weyburn, Saskatchewan in 1924 and then to Regina in 1928. He took art classes at Balfour Technical School under Garnet Hazard. Bell joined the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve and served in the North Atlantic during World War II, and he rejoined the Naval Reserve in Regina after the war. Bell worked as a cartoonist for the Regina Leader-Post beginning in 1947. He worked with the paper for 35 years in a number of editorial positions, including Associate Editor and Managing Editor. He retired in 1981.

Bell's watercolour paintings depicting landscapes and cityscapes of Saskatchewan have been exhibited in Regina and Saskatoon. In addition to many private collections, his work is represented in the collections of the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the City of Regina.

Charles Bell passed away in 2011 in Regina.

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Charles Bell

  • Born: 1916. Portage la Prairie, MB
  • Died: 2011. Regina, SK
  • Mediums: Watercolour

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