Fred Haines was born in Meaford, Ontario. He studied at the Central Ontario School of Art under George A. Reid, the Ontario School of Art and at the Academie Royale des Beaux arts in Antwerp. He painted with J.W. Beatty, J.E.H. MacDonald and was mentor to his cousin Franklin Carmichael. Haines was a very accomplished printmaking in etching and aquatint as well as his creative stain glass. He was drawn to the beauty of trees and the pastoral landscape. Haines' young cousin Frank Carmichael was a member of the Group of Seven so he often went sketching with him and J.E.H. MacDonald. He was president of the Ontario Society of Artists and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, a Director of the Art Gallery of Toronto and Principal of the Ontario College of Art. A booklet was published by John A. Libby on the artist. See "Shop" on this website for details.
Fred S. Haines Haliburton Highlands, oil on board, 16'' x 20''
Fred S. Haines Near Evening 1959, oil on board, 10'' x 12''
Fred S. Haines The Hunters, aquatint printed in colours, 7'' x 7 3/4''