Saving Places: Homer Watson House

Saving Places
S1:Ep347 mins2010Guest: Angus Skene, Chris Borgal, Daniel Beeston

Before Canada's famous Group of Seven were out of grade school, Homer Watson, Canada’s pre-eminent 19th-century landscape painter, was a world-class artist, counting among his collectors Mackenzie King, Oscar Wilde, and Queen Victoria. Since his death at the age of 81 in 1936, the Homer Watson House, in Kitchener, Ontario, has remained a lively testament to his life’s work, operating as a gallery, a studio of local artists and an art school.

Only now, this heritage building has developed a serious structural problem that threatens to destroy its living history, threatening the original artwork within, including a frieze painted on the walls by Watson.

Featuring: Angus Skene, Chris Borgal, Daniel Beeston
Video Language: English