Arthur Henry Howard Heming was born in 1870. Born in Paris, Ontario and raised in Hamilton, Heming studied in New York and London under Frank Vincent DuMond from 1865-1951 and Frank Brangwyn from 1867-1956.
Heming was an original occupant of Lawren S. Harris (1885-1970) and Dr. James M. MacCallum's (1860-1943) Studio Building, Toronto and a member of the Arts and Letters Club, Toronto.
Heming's illustrations of northern wildlife, trappers and aboriginal people were widely published throughout North America and Europe, and his three published novels Spirit Lake, The Drama of the Forests and The Living Forest drew heavily from his experiences in northern Canada.
Although Heming's best known works are his later brightly coloured oil paintings, the artist worked exclusively in black, white and yellow until he was 60 years old, having been informed at an early age that he was colour blind.
He died in 1940.