FREDERICK HENRY BRIGDEN RCA, OSA, CSGA, CSPWC (1871-1956)
Frederick Brigden was born in England and came to Canada in 1872. He studied at the Toronto Art Students' League under William Cruikshank and George A. Reid. He attended the Mahlstick Club and in 1888 he founded the Saturday Club (an arts and letters group for artists and engravers working at his company). Brigden worked with his father in his Toronto Engraving Co. and illustrated for catalogues, newspapers and magazines. As he was foremost a businessman, Brigden expanded the Company to Winnipeg and employed many major Canadian artists including Charles Comfort and Fritz Brandtner. He travelled across Canada painting in the traditional style. He was elected RCA in 1939.