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166   MEN OF CANADA.

J.A. RADFORD, O.S.A., architect, author and artist, Toronto, was born in the city of Devon-port, Devonshire, the garden of England. For some years he studied drawing in the Mechanics' Institute, which at that time was a branch of the world-famed South Kensington School of Art. Coming to Montreal at an early age, he attended the Government School of Design, and there completed his mechanical education, taking honors. Mr. Radford as a designer, colorist and draughtsman, has few peers, having won numerous competitions. The most noted of these, probably, being

the last " Ice Palace," Montreal, of which large and beautiful photographs are seen in many Canadian and continental homes. He is a particularly energetic member of the Ontario Society of Artists and Toronto's Architectural Club, and is known as a traveller and writer of short stories. Being now in the prime of life, he will, doubt-less, have great opportunities of elevating the public mind and taste in the artistic interior decorations of their magnificent palatial residences, which of necessity are bound to be erected as the opulence and population of our country advance.

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