Biography John Secord (1908-1996) was born in London, Ontario and educated in Vancouver when his family moved west. He returned to Toronto where he attended The Ontario College of Art and won a drawing scholarship. He had an extensive career in advertising and had sketched continuously during his travels to England, Scotland, Wales, Portugal, Greece, Itally, Mexico, Bermuda and the West Indies. He was a member of the Arts and Letters Club and enthusiastic member of their sketching group that travelled widely in Ontario, Canada's east coast and Quebec. His work can be found in many collections across Canada and abroad.