Raine, Herbert, R.C.A.

Sex: Male
Birth Date/Place: December 02, 1875 Sunderland, England
Death Date/Place: May 24, Montreal, Quebec
  • Painting
  • Printmaking

Biographical Links:

National Gallery of Canada, See under collections, Canadian Painting in the 30's, www.gallery.ca;

Ainslie, Patricia.  Review of " A New Class of Art: The Artist's Print in Canadian Art 1877-1920," by Rosemary L. Tovell.  Journal of Canadian Art History,  jcah-ahac.concordia.ca/pdf/download/jcah-ahac_18-1_ainslie (pp.100 and 104);

Montreal Gazette, Thursday, November 8, 1934 (Vol. CLXIII No. 268)

Raine studied architecture with Frank Caws, FRIBA, in London.  He was also a pupil at the Royal Academy Schools for 5 years, studying with Sir Ashton Webb, Sir Thomas Jackson and Alfred Waterhouse.  Raine relocated to Montreal in 1907.  He was President of the Arts Club in Montreal and was a member of the Society of Canadian Painter-Etchers and Engravers (founded by William Thomson in Toronto in 1916). He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art.

Several of Raine's works are owned by the National Gallery of Canada, including a print titled, "Getting Ready for the Race, Chester, N.S.", c. 1933 (see Canadian Painting in the 30's Collection).  He most likely produced another etching, "A Misty Day in Chester" about the same time.  This work is cited in a review of an exhibition in Montreal in 1934.  Several Chester residents currently own copies of  this halftone print (possibly purchased at the Warp and Woof, owned by Murry Barkhouse, an artist himself who promoted works of other artists in his retail gallery shop).