Farquhar McGillvray Knowles ( New York, Ontario / Canada, 1859 - 1932) Oil on canvas painting of a wooded landscape. Dated and Signed lower left. Sight Size: 11.75 x 15.75 in. Overall Size: 18.75 x 22.75 in. In New York, he studied art under William Merritt Chase, and on his return to Canada he became a student of John A. Fraser, RCA. In 1889, Knowles was elected an Associate of the Royal Canadian Academy on the strength of his reputation as a watercolourist. In1893, he exhibited a work in Canada's pavilion at the Chicago World's Fair.