Clare Bice, CM was a Canadian artist, curator, and children's book author/illustrator. Born in Durham, Ontario and raised in London, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and English from the University of Western Ontario in 1928. From 1930 to 1932, he studied at the Art Students League of New York and Grand Central School of Art in New York. He worked included landscape painting, portrait painting, and figure painting. From 1940 to 1972, he was the curator of the Williams Memorial Art Gallery and Museum. He was the author and illustrator of five children books: Jory's Cove, Across Canada: Stories of Canadian Children, The Great Island, A Dog for Davie's Hill, and Hurricane Treasure. He also illustrated six books by Canadian writer Catherine Anthony Clark: The Golden Pine Cone, The Sun Horse, The One-Wing Dragon, The Silver Man, The Diamond Feather, and The Hunter and the Medicine Man. He was a member of the Ontario Society of Artists, Canada's oldest continuously operating art society. From 1967 to 1970, he was the president of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.