Clifton Wellington Greer was born in Toronto in 1904. He studied art at OCA under Lismer, MacDonald, Panton, & F.S. Haines.  His chief interest was landscapes in oil. He believed that “a great painting, should hold the mirror up to life, reflecting an enhanced beauty,i.e. truth without distortion.”

Clifton held exhibitions in Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary and other parts of Canada where “he is recognized throughout the country for his magnificent Canadian landscapes.” He lived in Lorne Park, Toronto.