Themes

GOLD MINING    •    GOLD IN NATURE    •    GOLD IN SOCIETY    •    GOLD IN ART

Artists

Joseph Purcell

A contemporary artist, Purcell was commissioned to create a series of paintings recreating the early days of the Nova Scotia gold industry.

Frederick B. Nichols

An artist and an engineer, Nichols moved to Nova Scotia to work as a mining engineer in the gold fields and painted the sites he visited.

Julius Cornelius

One of Nova Scotia’s premier goldsmiths, Cornelius worked almost entirely with Nova Scotia gold and native stones.

Forshaw Day

Forshaw Day was described as the founder of professional landscape painting in Nova Scotia.

Captain Campbell Hardy

A member of the Royal Artillery, Captain Hardy captured some of the earliest images of early gold-workings in Nova Scotia.

Eugène Rodolphe Faribault

Referred to as the “Grand Old Man of Nova Scotian Geology”, Faribault mapped a significant portion of Nova Scotia – and it’s gold districts - between 1882 and 1933.