Barry, Frank

Identity area

Type of entity


Authorized form of name

Barry, Frank

Parallel form(s) of name

  • Barry, Francis Leopold

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

    Other form(s) of name

      Identifiers for corporate bodies

      Description area

      Dates of existence



      Frank Barry was born on April 16, 1913 in London, UK and died on July 31, 2013 in Mississauga. During the war 1939-1945, he served in the Royal Air Force, where he contributed a number of witty cartoons to the squadron newsletter. He met his wife, Patricia Rawlinson, in 1944 (while in he was in the RAF) and they married in northern India in 1945. They had two children, Ailsa and Christopher.

      After the war, he studied painting and teaching at the Ealing School of Art in London, UK from 1946 to 1950. In 1950-51, he studied at Hornsey School of Art, also in London, England. From 1951 to 1963, he was an Art Master at the Carisbrooke Grammar School on the Isle of Wight, UK. He moved to Montreal with his family in 1963 and taught art at the Northmount High School. He entered Sir George Williams University and graduated with a MA in Art Education in 1969. He was appointed lecturer at the Faculty of Fine Arts at SGWU in 1967-1968 and was promoted assistant professor of Fine Arts (Art Education) in 1973. He retired in June 1978 but continued teaching as part-time lecturer until 1981-1982.

      • Frank Barry was chairman of the Association of Art Specialist of Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal in 1965 and 1966.
      • He moved to Missisauga in 1984.
      • Barry was elected Mississauga Senior Artist of the Year in 1995.
      • Frank Barry was one of the first artists to exhibit at the recently opened Distillery Art and Culture Centre in Toronto, in 2003.
      • He was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts and the Ontario Society of Artists.


      Legal status

      Functions, occupations and activities

      Mandates/sources of authority

      Internal structures/genealogy

      General context

      Relationships area

      Access points area

      Subject access points

      Place access points


      Control area

      Authority record identifier


      Institution identifier

      Rules and/or conventions used



      Level of detail


      Dates of creation, revision and deletion

      Created 2019-05-02
      Revised 2024-03-26




          Concordia University Magazine, Class Acts, March 1996, p.30
          Concordia's Thursday Report, Backpage, June 5, 2003, p.12
          Mississauga The News, Mississauga arts community stalwart celebrates 100th birthday, April 16, 2013

          Maintenance notes