Gerald Squires was one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s most distinguished and celebrated visual artists. Though best known for painting dramatic landscapes, he also produced major works in sculpture, lithography, and stained glass, and was an accomplished portraitist. Much of his work drew its inspiration from the landscape and culture of Newfoundland and Labrador. He was named to the Order of Canada, and was also a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He died in 2015.