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Harry Heine

H.M.S. Forward

This gunboat was one of four such Royal Navy vessels dispatched during the search for the murderers of William Brady and the Marks family in April, 1863. The murder had taken place on Saturna Island to the south, but the fugitives were eventually apprehended only after a search and siege operation of more than two weeks, which included Thetis and Kuper Islands just off Chemainus harbour.

Harry Heine, R.S.M.A. C.S.M.A. N.W.W.S. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Harry Heine became a successful commercial artist and illustrator. In 1970 he moved to British Columbia's Vancouver Island and launched into a career as a marine artist. He was elected to the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) as a senior member in 1979 and, in 1980, he became the first Canadian to be elected to the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA), a group of less than 50 international painters based in London, England.

His paintings hang in permanent collections such as Mystic Seaport Museum, Connecticut; the Mendel Gallery, Saskatchewan; the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, England; the Provincial Maritime Museum, British Columbia; The Washington State Arts Commission; The Government House Collection, British Columbia; the Shell Canada Collection; and the National Maritime Museum, England.

Heine is a Charter Member of the Canadian Society of Marine Artists (CSMA) and is a past vice-president of that Society and of the FCA. In 1983, he was named as an Honorary Alberta Artist and, in 1985, he became an Honorary Citizen of the City of Victoria and an Honorary Crew Member of Canada 1, Canada's entry in the America's Cup yacht race.

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