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The CSEA/SCEA extends our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Harold Pearse

Dear Art Education community,
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Harold Pearse, who passed away this weekend in Nova Scotia. Harold taught at NSCAD for 30 years, then at the University of Alberta for 15 before retiring to Lunenburg in 2015. He served as President of the CSEA/SCEA from 2002-04, Past President from 2004-08, and became an Honourary Member in 2014.
From his obituary in today’s Chronicle Herald:
Dr Pearse’s legacy to art and art education is felt across the country and internationally through the work of the many art teachers and scholars he has inspired, his scholarly work as a researcher, writer, editor and presenter, but mostly through the joy and commitment he felt when working with students from pre-school through to seniors, new artists to graduate students. His commitment to art-making, both his own and that of others, was the core of his being.