Painting Niagara-on-the-Lake: Francis Hincks Granger

An early Niagara-on-the-Lake artist whose works span from 1850-1870

By Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum

Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum

Photograph of Francis Hincks Granger by Francis Hincks Granger (1829-1906)Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum

Francis Hincks Granger (1829-1906) was a local Niagara-on-the-Lake artist whose works show many buildings that no longer exist or are copies of works completed by other artists.

Ferry House and Navy Hall Tavern (1870/1870) by Francis Hincks Granger (1829-1906)Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum

Prior to living in Niagara, Granger was a student at the American Institute of Art in New York City from 1845-1847, where he exhibited pen and ink sketches and landscapes in watercolour.

View from Fort Mississauga (1856/1856) by Francis Hincks Granger (1829-1906)Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum

The Niagara River from Lake Ontario. by Francis Hincks Granger (1829-1906)Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum

The Foot of King Street from the Land and from the Niagara River The Foot of King Street from the Land and from the Niagara River (1856/1856) by Francis Hincks Granger (1829-1906)Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum

When Granger moved to Niagara in 1854, he painted the sides of the rail cars that were produced in the wharf area. He eventually opened his own business as a painter of signs, houses and ornamental painter in the town.

The Foot of King Street from the Land and from the Niagara River The Foot of King Street from the Land and from the Niagara River (1856/1856) by Francis Hincks Granger (1829-1906)Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum

Back of Navy Hall from Fort George. (1854/1854) by Francis Hincks Granger (1829-1906)Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum

Fort Niagara and Part of Fort Mississauga. by Francis Hincks Granger (1829-1906)Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum

The Lost Trail by Francis Hincks Granger (1829-1906)Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum

The Military Hospital in Niagara, built 1822. (1864/1864) by Francis Hincks Granger (1829-1906)Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum

The Chief Justice Robinson by Francis Hincks Granger (1829-1906)Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum

His recognition as an artist of local scenes came late in life. However, we are left with a wonderful collection of works that he did around the town, depicting it from the 1850s to the 1870s.

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