Murray Stephen

Murray created work in a vast array of styles and media including painting, sculpture, collage, and multi-media.

August 12, 2013 | | Artist in the Spotlight | Arts | Blogs

Murray exhibited a talent for the arts at a young age and went to a secondary school in London specializing in that field. While there, he was mentored by and became good friends with renowned Canadian artist Jack Chambers. After high school, he attended art school in Banff and traveled, making his way down the West Coast to Mexico where he again studied art in San Miguel de Allende.

Murray moved to the Dufferin area in 1960 and fell in love with the landscape of Mulmur and Mono, which feature prominently in his work. An amateur artist who made art for over 60 years, Murray created work in a vast array of styles and media including painting, sculpture, collage, and multi-media. His art continues to be admired by family, friends, colleagues, and all who experience it.

Murray Stephen May 16, 1929-February 18, 2013

“Murray was a creative spirit who saw art everywhere and in everything. He loved found art, whether the materials were from nature or from the side of the road. He used nature to create and inspire his work. He had an open mind and appreciated art in all its forms.”
Brenda Stephen

 A Generous Bequest

When T. Murray Stephen,  Dufferin Arts Council member and  local artist passed away on February 18, 2013, his family requested that memorial donations in his name be made to the Dufferin Arts Council. To date, over $4,000 has been donated to DAC from these bequests. The Dufferin Arts Council is grateful to the donors and to our long-time member, Brenda Stephen.

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Artist in the Spotlight is prepared by Arlene Taylor, Community Outreach Coordinator at The Dufferin Arts Council (DAC), which supports and promotes the arts, by providing members with cultural experiences and social activities.

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