BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS

ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES

The following biographical artist files are selected from the digital compilation BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS (BCA). There are about 1,300 biographical files in the project. The artists listed here have been selected because they are important early artists who have not otherwise received much attention. For example, John Kyle and Spencer Perceval Judge are not even listed in Macdonald's Dictionary of Canadian Artists, nor in McMann's Biographical Index to Canadian Artists, yet they were fundamental in their early support of the arts in BC.

Although BC artists are indexed up to and including the present day, only artists who exhibited their work in Vancouver prior to 1950 have had their biographies compiled. Since it is easier to find information on current artists than it is finding 100 year old information, it made sense to transcribe and compile the earlier exhibition catalogues. These files became the basis for creation of the biographical files. Because of the extensive use of hyperlinks in the biographies, numerous support files would need to be uploaded as well. To make the information easier to present, they have been written to PDF files. As a result, the hyperlinks in each biography are not functional. Refer to WHERE TO ACCESS for locations where the public has full use of the project.

FOUNDING MEMBERS OF THE BC SOCIETY OF FINE ARTS (1908)
Fripp, Thomas William
Hawkins, Norman Henry
Judge, Spencer Perceval
Kyle, John
McEvoy, Bernard
FOUNDING STAFF OF THE VANCOUVER SCHOOL OF ART (1925)
Hoole, Kate Smith
Marega, Charles
Scott, Charles Hepburn
Sharp, George Lister Thornton
FOUNDING STUDENTS OF THE VANCOUVER SCHOOL OF ART (1925)
Amess, Fred
Farley, Lilias Ar de Soif
Lennie, Beatrice
Reid, Irene Hoffar
Sherman, Maud Rees
Weatherbie, Vera
SELECTED EARLY BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS
Bell, Alistair
Binning, Bertram C.
Blomfield, James J.
Brooks, Allan
Carr, Emily
DeForest, Henry J.
Faulkner Smith, Harold Thomas
Ferris, William
Fisher, Orville
Frame, Statira
Fry, Bessie Adelaide
Hamilton, Mary Riter
Hood, Harry
Hughes, Edward J.
Innes, John
Judge, Grace
Melvin, Grace
Parker, John Delisle
Phillips, Walter Joseph
Robertson, Maisie
Shadbolt, Jack
Tytler, Stanley
Wake, Margaret
Weston, William Perceval


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