1913- Edward John Hughes, was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He studied at the Vancouver School of Art with F.H. Varley and J.W.G. Macdonald. As an offical war artist with the Army, 1942-1946, he painted in England and Alaska. He also has taught at the Vancouver School of Art.
Edward John Hughes was a painter, printmaker, muralist and commercial artist. As an infant, he moved with his family to Naniamo (1914 – 1923), then North Vancouver and Vancouver (1923 – 39). After World War II he lived in Victoria, B.C. (1946 - 51), Shawnigan Lake (1951-72), Cobble Hill (1972-75), Duncan (1975), Ladysmith (1975 - 77) and finally Duncan again, (1) where he lived for the rest of his life