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drawing Photo gallery for Triceratops photo 1


Artists Rose Eleanor Milne (Artist)
Date 1986/05/04
May 04 // near fore // triceratops
Ceratopsian // off fore. // 1234 // off-fore // 4, side to rear
Materials graphite
Support paper, unidentified
Dimensions (cm) 10.8 (Length)14.0 (Height)
Functions Art
Photo gallery for Triceratops photo 2

Dominion Sculptor – Rose Eleanor Milne

Eleanor Milne was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, in 1925. Her interest in art was wide-ranging in 1945, she received a diploma from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts School of Art and Design. She studied anatomy at McGill University, then engraving and book illustration at the Central School for Arts and Crafts in London, England. She also studied sculpture at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal and Syracuse University.

Milne was the first woman appointed Dominion Sculptor of Canada. From 1962 until she retired in 1993, she led the team of artisans who maintain the parliamentary precinct’s decorative elements. She designed and executed significant new works for Parliament, including 2 series of stone carvings and 14 large-scale stained glass windows in the House of Commons. Milne was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1998 and received numerous honours for her body of work. She died in Ottawa in 2014.