George A. Norris
George Norris was born in Victoria, British Columbia on Christmas Eve 1928 to George and Christina Norris. He studied at the Vancouver School of Art, and later under the tutelage of Ivan Meštrović at Syracuse University. In 1955 he won a British Council scholarship to study at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. Following this period he returned to Vancouver where he began his professional career.
In 1960 Norris married Phyllis Piddington, who had grown up at "Wychbury" on Esquimalt, an estate home designed by Samuel Maclure. They had three children: Anna, Samuel, and Alexander. In 1993 the couple moved to Shawnigan Lake. After Norris suffered a head injury in a hiking accident, the couple moved to Victoria in 2008. Norris died on 12 March 2013 at age 84.
|1955||Mother and Child||Library, University of British Columbia|
|1963||(wall panels)||McPherson Library, University of Victoria|
|1967||(concrete freise)||Postal Station D||2405 Pine Street, Vancouver, BC|
|1967||Man about to Plant Alfalfa||H. R. MacMillan Building, University of British Columbia|
|1967||The Swimmer||Vancouver Aquatic Centre||1050 Beach Ave, Vancouver, BC|
|1968||Untitled||Frank A. Forward Building, University of British Columbia|
|1968||The Crab||H. R. MacMillan Space Centre||1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver, BC|
|1971||Capilano Heights Fountain|
|1972||Georgia Viaduct Park|
|1974||Pacific Centre Plaza||701 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC|
|1975||"The Prairie Chicken"||Swann Mall, University of Calgary|
|1979||Dynamic Mobile Steel Sculpture||Victoria Public Library||735 Broughton St, Victoria, BC|
|1990||(front door lintel)||Shawnigan Lake Community Centre||2804 Shawnigan Lake Rd, Shawnigan Lake, BC|
- "Creator of Vancouver's steel crab sculpture remembered". The Globe and Mail. 2013-03-27. Retrieved 2017-09-30.