Photostory #203R: Canadian Wildlife Artist
National Film Board of Canada
March 31, 1959
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
A tragic accident when he was 22 resulted in the loss of his right arm. Steadfastly maintaining that the power to draw comes from the mind, Tillenius began training his left hand. It took him just 3 years. Today his work is in great demand for magazine and book illustrations. Many of his original paintings are in private collections throughout Canada and the United States.