BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

Miss Theodora (Theo) G. Adamson

dates

Edmonton Art Club (Charter Member 1921)
Vancouver Sketch Club
Vancouver Exhibition
B.C. Society of Fine Arts (Member 1924-26)
Island Arts and Crafts Society


Miss Theodora G. Adamson may have served as a nurse for the British Red Cross during World War One, from 1914 to 1919, working at Chislehurst, Kent (to be confirmed).

In 1921 she was selected as one of 14 charter members of the Edmonton Art Club, and was later named an Honorary member of the group.

She exhibited with the Vancouver Sketch Club in 1923, in an exhibition held at the club rooms at 342 West Pender Street.

She was listed as a member of the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in the exhibition catalogues from 1924 to 1926.

Also Vancouver Exhibition 1924, B.C. Society of Fine Arts 1924 and 1925, and Island Arts and Crafts Society 1926. Her address was in Victoria. Additional information lists her exhibiting with the Island Arts and Crafts Society from 1926 to 1930.

She exhibited in the Seattle Art Museum's annual Northwest Artists exhibitions in 1927 and 1930.

The City Directories for 1929 to 1931 list her as residing at 2321 Windsor in Victoria. She is not listed in 1928 or 1932.

BC Vital Statistics on-line did not provide any information on the artist as of November 2021.


Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1924 May 3 - 17 BCSFA   16th Annual Exhibition Harbour Lights
Old Mission, California (Aquatint)
Canadian Fisheries Wharf, Etching
Morning Sunshine, Aquatint
Pleasure Craft, Etching
1924 Aug. 9 - 16 Vancouver Exhibition   Annual Exhibition Californian Mountains
Landscape
The Wharf
1930 Aug. 22 - Sept. 6 CNE   Graphic Arts Lake O'Hara (etching)
The City Gate (aquatint)

References

ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY - List of Exhibitors

CITY & PROVINCIAL DIRECTORIES 1927 Victoria (refer to DIR)

SEATTLE ART MUSEUM - NORTHWEST ARTISTS EXHIBITIONS 1914 - 1975
     Refer to NWA BC artists by exhibition
     Refer to NWAA BC artists alphabetically

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/en/Card?fname=Theodora&sname=&id=1034&first=true

Clippings

"Miss Theo Adamson exhibited several of her delightful etchings. Her False Creek, and a vista of Durham Cathedral seen through the river mist calls for special mention."
      Sketch Club Semi-Annual Art Exhibition, B.C. Ladies' Mirror, December 15 1923


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