University of Alberta National Awards1951-1979
The University of Alberta offered an award to persons who had made a significant contribution to the development of letters, visual arts, and performing arts in Canada. The awards recognized not only artistic talent, but also public service in the development of the arts. Beginning in 1961, the awards were reduced to one a year, in any one of the three categories, normally on a rotating basis (i.e., each field came up for an award every third year). It was awarded in conjunction with the Scholarship Night of the Banff School of Fine Arts. Only the winners of the letters category are listed here. In 1980, the Banff Centre for the Arts continued the awards as the Banff Centre National Arts Award (which see). The awards were in the form of a gold medal.
University of Alberta
Banff School of Fine Arts
Genre/Genre: Body of Work / Oeuvre de toute une vie,
|Year/Année||Author/Auteur||Winning work/Oeuvre primée|
|1951||Mazo de la Roche||N/A||1952||E. J. Pratt||N/A||1953||Marius Barbeau||N/A||1954||Bernard Keble Sandwell||N/A||1955||Lorne Pierce||N/A||1956||Roderick Haig-Brown||N/A||1957||Donald Grant Creighton||N/A||1958||Francis Reginald Scott||N/A||1959||No Winner||N/A||1960||Hugh MacLennan||N/A||1962||W. G. Hardy||N/A||1965||Will R. Bird||N/A||1968||Bruce Hutchison||N/A||1971||Jack McClelland||N/A||1974||James Reaney||N/A||1977||Thomas H. Raddall||N/A|