Peter Haworth was born in Lancaster, England in 1889.
Haworth studied at the Royal College of Art, London, and came to Canada in 1923. Upon his arrival in Canada he was appointed Director of Art at the Toronto Central Technical School, he worked here for many years.
Along with painting Haworth completed commissions for stained glass, one project included fourteen panels for the First Baptist Church in Ottawa, Toronto and Montréal.
In 1936 Haworth was elected president of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour. He was employed by the University of Toronto as an instructor in Design and Drawing in 1939.
During this time he made many trips to Baie-Saint-Paul and Saint-Urbain in Québec, drawing inspiration for his work from the vase landscapes and beautiful scenery.
Haworth was assigned to record activities of the Canadian Armed Forces in British Columbia during World War II.
Haworth painted mostly landscapes and later developed a complex, geometric semi-abstract style in the1950s.
He died in 1986.