In Memoriam - Adrienne Alison (BScAAM 8T1) by Maeve Doyle


Adrienne Alison (BScAAM 8T1) is perhaps best known as the sculptor of the bronze and granite War of 1812 memorial on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.


The bronze sculpture depicts representations of the unnamed Canadians who defended the country from the American invasion. The figures include a Métis fighter, a woman bandaging the arm of a Voltigeur of Quebec (a soldier in a temporary military unit), a Royal Navy sailor, a First Nations warrior, a militiaman and a member of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.