Born in Vale of Conway, Wales, 1849. Died in Montréal, Quebec in 1919. The family of Robert Harris RCA immigrated to Prince Edward Island in 1856. As an amateur painter, he studied in Boston (1873–1874) with Rimmer and Dewing. He made a trip to Europe, during which he copied paintings by old masters. In 1877, he studied in London, and the following year in Paris with Léon Bonnat. Harris travelled a great deal in Europe and North America. He worked as an illustrator for publishers in Boston, Halifax, Montreal and Toronto. However, it was as a portrait painter that he made his reputation. He was a founding member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1880 and was president from 1893 to 1905.
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