William Nelson Pope

W.N. (Bill) Pope was born in Belleville, Ontario, in 1952 where he started art training at Quinte Secondary School (Belleville) and later O.C.A.(D.) in Toronto. He studied drawing and painting with Gordon Raynor, Graham Coughtrey, and multi-media with Denis Pike. In the 1970’s he was mentored in photography by Murray Mosher, Justin Wonnacott and Bob Anderson. Pope sold slide show “Dupes” to the NFB still photo division and was a founding member of the Gallery 101 collective in Ottawa. In 1991 Pope entered into treatment for depression, hypertension, and alcoholism. Since then he has worked in support of disabilities in the arts through at both Gallery Gachet and the Kettle Friendship Society.