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Lionel B. Jameson
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Regina, Saskatchewan
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Ottawa, Ontario
Canadian painter and commercial artist Lionel B. Jameson was known for his nature paintings and drawings and the poster he designed during World War II. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1908, Jameson was educated at the Regina Collegiate Institute and Regina Technical School. He was instructed in commercial art by the Edmonton artist Frank Turner and worked in advertising. Jameson went to Washington, D.C. in 1928 to study at the Livingstone Academy of Arts and Sciences and then worked at the Washington Times-Herald newspaper. In 1930 he returned to the Livingstone Academy to teach commercial art while studying at the school of Corcoran Art Gallery in Washington. His freelance design work included wildlife art for Nature Magazine. Jameson returned to Regina in 1933 to work for the Canadian Society of Technical Agriculturists and moved to Ottawa in 1934, where he worked as a commercial artist. In 1942 he was hired as an artist by the entomological department of the Canadian Department of Agriculture. Later that year he married Viola Lynn of Brockville, Ontario. His design work included the World War II poster he created for the Canadian Director of Public Information, “Careless Talk Brings Tragedy In Wartime,” a work with several panels unfolding like a graphic novel. Jameson died in Ottawa in 1987. (TNB 10/2018) Selected bibliography: “Lionel B. Jameson Named Artist With Agriculture Dept.” Ottawa Citizen, May 27 1942, p. 12.