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He was born in Wallaceburg, Ontario and when he was a year old, the family moved to Saskatchewan to farm. He received his first art instruction from a lady in Moosejaw, Sask., who was a painter of China. Before pursuing further art studies, he taught in rural Saskatchewan for a time. He then headed to the United States to study at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, and the American Academy of Art (also in Chicago). After taking further training at the Phoenix Art Institute, he traveled to New York to study under the well-known illustrators, Franklin Booth and Thomas Fogarty. He returned to Saskatchewan to become the Director of Art Education at the Regina Technical College. He was also an instructor at the Regina College for many years. During the Second World War, he traveled across Canada giving illustrated art lectures called "Chalk Talks". He moved to Owen Sound, Ontario and developed a relationship with the Dale Carnegie Institute in Ontario and the Caribbean. After traveling around the world on a tramp steamer, he finally settled in Fallbrook, Ontario, with his wife. Hazard's work includes landscapes from Canada, the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. He exhibited in many cities across Canada over the years. He was a member of the Society of Canadian Painter-Etchers and Engravers. Source

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