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Moore family fonds
[ca. 1941]

Artists Help Spitfire Fund

[By Herald Correspondent]


BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL, Aug. 7 -- To aid in the fund-raising drive of the Banff-Jasper Spitfire Fund, directed by Mrs. Phil A. Moore, of Banff, six famous artists have donated original paintings which went on display here Wednesday in the Bow River writing room of the Banff Springs hotel. The contributing artists are Carl Rungius, of New York and Banff, known as the best American painter of big game animals; Belmore Brown, Roland Gissing, Peter Whyte, Roland Jackson, and Nicholas deGrandmaison. The Rungius painting shows a moose in a Rockies' landscape; Jackson's canvas is of American widgeons in flight; Brown depicts a mountain camp; Gissing's is an impression of Ghost River Valley, Whyte's is a view of Mount Assiniboine, and deGrandmaison offers a spirited portrait of an Indian. The Banff Spitfire committee reports unusual interest in the paintings, especially by guests at the Banff Spring hotel. Each of the artists has achieved an authoritative standing in his own special field.

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