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Roy Hartling

Roy Hartling


Born Halifax (Nova Scotia), 1954

Hartling earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute, California, in 1977; in 1978 he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the College of Art and Design, in Halifax, Nova Scotia; and was awarded his Master of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University in Montréal in 1981.

Hartling lives in Montréal where he teaches at Dawson College. He works primarily in back and white, making occasional forays into colour. His photographs bespeak his great attention to fine printing and attention to light and tonality. In his recent work he takes advantage of contemporary technology and brings to that medium all his traditional concerns for the printing process. His photographs can be found in numerous important private and public collections including the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, The Canada Council Art Bank in the nation’s capital, and the Photographer’s Gallery in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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