The work of painter and graphic artist Julius Griffith (1912-1997) is included in many notable institutions including The National Gallery of Canada, The Art Gallery of Ontario and the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Griffith was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and studies at the Vancouver School of Art under notable artists F.H. Varley and J.W.G. MacDonald. He was also a teacher at Ryerson Polytechnic Institute, Ontario College of Art, among others. Griffith worked in watercolour and oils, but specialized in fine printing.