Frank Mayrs (1934-1994) was born in Winnipeg, one of six children including three brothers who also paint. Mayrs explored all media from painting to photography, design, videography, architecture and filmmaking.
He graduated from the Vancouver School of Art in 1955. After studying painting, he went on to become a designer. Among his many noteworthy projects was the Canadian Pavillion at the Brussels World’s Fair in 1958.
Mayrs’ work is in the collection of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the Canada Council Art Bank, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Royal Bank of Canada, Simon Fraser University Art Gallery, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation among others.