The widow of Anthony Daicar, M.D., Maggie Daicar, has very generously donated to the Kingston Grandmother Connection three sculptures made by her late husband.
Anthony (Tony) Daicar (d. 2016) was born in Zlin, Czech Republic and with his parents escaped to Canada in 1938. He attended Medical School at Queen's University and had further training in Canada, the U.S., and also worked in Oxford, U.K. He had a long and distinguished career as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at Queen's University, Kingston.
His passion was sculpture, and he became a highly accomplished sculptor working in bronze and stone in Canada and Mexico. Later in his life, he found time and opportunity to study sculpture at Queen's, St. Lawrence College, 1000 Islands Summer School in Brockville, the Haliburton School of Fine Arts, and with the Kingston Potters Guild. He also studied with noted Mexican sculptors.
In retirement, Tony Daicar took up sculpture as a full-time second career. Consistent with his professional background, he was primarily interested in the sculpture of the female form.