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Queen’s remembers Professor Emeritus J. C. Heywood

The Queen’s community is remembering Professor Emeritus and acclaimed printmaker J. C. Heywood, who taught in the Bachelor of Fine Art program from 1976 to 2006. He died on Dec. 1, 2022 at the age of 81 in Montreal.

Heywood taught printmaking to Queen's students in the Bachelor of Fine Art program and was well-known for his generosity of spirit and was loved and respected by his students and colleagues alike.

Heywood first studied at Ontario College of Art and would travel throughout his career, honing his skills and sharing his knowledge in printshops around the world.  

His works are included in collections throughout North America and Europe. The Bibliothèque Nationale du Québec houses his life's work in recognition of his deep connection with the province and a retrospective exhibition of his prints toured from 2008–2010.

A full obituary by Professor Emeritus Pierre du Prey, a long-time friend and colleague is available on the Queen’s Department of Art and Art History website.