Painter of the landscape of seven countries, Charles Jones Way, R.C.A., was first and foremost
a pioneer artist of Canada--one who depicted the land in meticulous detail. By learning to adapt
his English academic training to a vast young country, CJ Way opened new territory for the
Group of Seven and prepared the way for a multitude of Canadian-born artists who have since told
of the nation through every medium.
Way had lifelong ties to Canada. In addition to holding membership in the Royal Canadian Academy,
Way was involved in the formation of the Society of Canadian Artists and served as its President.
His wife was Canadian and his first daughter was born in Montréal.
Although Way is known as a watercolour artist, he also worked in chalk, sepia, pen & ink and oil.
As a professional artist for over sixty years, Way perfected his painterly approach in Switzerland, Italy,
England, Wales, Scotland and the northeastern United States. His paintings are in numerous museums,
galleries, and private collections around the world.
You are invited to read about the life and times of CJ Way and look at his work in these pages.
If you want to use any information on this site, contact WayPainter@aol.com for permission.
This site was created in 2009 on the 175th anniversary of the artist's birth.
© WayPainter 2009