The Passing of Canadian Artist, John Stuart Pryce, OSA

We regret to announce the passing of John Stuart Pryce. John was a long time OSA member, wonderful painter, teacher, and friend to many. Being a landscape painter, he took great pleasure helping to organize the OSA trips to Killarney each year. We are proud to have had John as part of the Ontario Society of Artists. We wish his family, friends, and colleagues our sincerest condolences.


John’s love for art began in England at a very early age as he discovered the great satisfaction derived from his ability to draw and paint. His family moved to Canada when he was 11 years old where he continued developing his artistic skills eventually becoming an art major at H.B. Beal Tech. in London, Ontario with subsequent studies at OCADU in Toronto. John started his artistic career as a designer/illustrator, and after winning an international design award in his field, he was recruited by a large design company in Chicago. John eventually returned to Toronto where he continued a successful career as an architectural illustrator. John worked with some of the world’s leading architects and developers, and achieved recognition in that field with “Best of the Eighties” award for his work on the World Financial Centre in New York City.

John’s ongoing passion for landscape painting was deeply influenced by many artists including Richard Schmid whose work he was introduced to while in Chicago in the 60’s.

“The quest for eloquence in my painting is continuous. Strong design elements, an appropriately chosen colour palette, spontaneous brush work and underlying luminosity are key elements that allow me to share with others what I see and feel.”