Jack Shadbolt (1909-1998) was a Canadian artist, teacher, author and poet born in Shoeburyness, England and raised in Victoria, BC. He studied in London, Paris, and at the Art Students’ League in New York City. As a young artist he taught in high schools in BC, and eventually earned a faculty position at the Vancouver School of Art. Shadbolt was an official war artist during WWII in the Canadian Army, and was the first artist to participate in the Emma Lake Artists’ Workshops in 1955. In 1972, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. He has had over 70 solo exhibitions around the world and is represented in the public collections of the Burnaby Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario and several others.