Meeres, George Albert

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Meeres, George Albert

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1878-1972

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George Albert Meeres, photographer and artist, was born in Grimsby, England in 1878, the eldest of 3 brothers. After a failed romance, he emigrated to Canada in 1906. In 1910, he and partner Arthur John Lawrence purchased a photo studio from James Fenton in Russell, Manitoba. Branch studios were soon opened in Birtle and Rossburn, Manitoba. The partnership of Lawrence & Meeres continued until 1917 when it was dissolved. Meeres carried on under the name of George A. Meeres, Photographer, until 1925 when he sold the business and moved to Nelson, B.C. He purchased the Campbell Art Gallery, changing its name to George A. Meeres, Photographer. After a short time in Grindrod, he moved to Vernon, B.C., opening Meeres' Photographic and Art Studio in 1940. He specialized in portraits, wedding photos, and hand colouring, while his motto read "A good photograph or none". He became organist at the Anglican Church, an accomplished watercolour artist, and was well known for his sense of humour. His studio operated in Vernon until 1968 and George Meeres died in Vernon in 1972 at the age of 94.

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