|BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS|
As Betty Elliott she exhibited work in the B.C. Artists annual exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery, living at Caulfeild, West Vancouver.
In 1940 she received a Post-Graduate Endorsement in Drawing and Painting, with Honors in Painting.
In 1941 Elliott married Fred Amess, who was then the Director of the Vancouver Schoool of Art. After that she exhibited her work as Elizabeth (Betty) Amess.
She was a member of the West Vancouver Sketch Club from 1957 to 1971.
Elizabeth Amess exhibited in the 1945 British Columbia At Work exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
In 1946 she had a small solo exhibition of her paintings, including oils, watercolours, and a pen drawing.
She entered four pen and ink drawings to the 1949 B.C. Graphic exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, but none of them were selected for the exhibition as they "did not come in".
Amess died at Lion's Gate Hospital in North Vancouver in 1983.
|1946 Aug. 30 - Sept. 18||Exhibition of Paintings||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|1936 Sept. 18 - Oct. 11||VAG B.C. Artists 5th Annual||Nasturtiums|
|1936 Oct. 15 - 20||VAG B.C. Artists Chilliwack Exhibition||Nasturtiums|
|1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8||VAG B.C. Artists 8th Annual||Captain Kettle|
|1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 9th Annual||Siesta|
|1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19||VAG B.C. Artists 10th Annual||Nicomen Island Farm|
|1942 Sept. 25 - Oct. 18||VAG B.C. Artists 11th Annual||Snoo Dekking|
|1943 July 2 - Aug. 25||VAG B.C. Artists 2nd Annual Summer||Snoo Dekking|
|1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22||VAG B.C. Artists 13th Annual||Stable Scene|
|1945 May 18 - June 10||BCSFA 35th Annual||Hayrick|
|1945 July 3 - Aug. 26||VAG B.C. Artists 4th Annual Summer||Hayrick|
|1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21||VAG B.C. Artists 14th Annual||Shoeing|
|1945 ? - ?||FCA B.C. Artists Selections from 14th Ann.||Shoeing|
|1945 Nov. 13 - Dec. 2||Labour Arts Guild B.C. At Work||Line Testing|
|1946 July 2 - 28||VAG Jubilee Exhibition||Shoeing|
|1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 15th Annual||Fly Box and Indian Whale|
|1946 Oct. ? - ?||FCA 40 Selections from 15th BCA||Fly Box and Indian Whale|
|1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12||VAG B.C. Artists 16th Annual||Boy on the Beach|
|1949 Nov. 22 - Dec. 11||VAG First B.C. Graphic||Knitters (did not come in)|
|Little Bull (did not come in)|
|The Field (did not come in)|
|Dog (did not come in)|
|1950 Nov. 28 - Dec. 17||VAG B.C. Artists 19th Annual||Tree|
MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS - SPRING EXHIBITIONS 1880 - 1970 (refer to MM88)
A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)
Brief info on the artist.
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
WEST VANCOUVER SKETCH CLUB - LIST OF MEMBER 1947-1977 (refer to WVSC)
VANCOUVER SCHOOL OF ART - LIST OF GRADUATES & STUDENTS (refer to VSA)
B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE marriage, death (refer to BCVS)
"In her painting of bathers, excellent in its fine strong tones, well arranged masses and
directness, Elizabeth Amess has displayed much vigor and
individuality in one of the most striking pictures in the show."
From "Colorful Display Presented In Exhibition By B.C. Artists" by Palette
Vancouver Province, September 19 1942
"Among the oil paintings is a portrait "Snoo Dekking", by Elizabeth Amess,
which is as fresh as a smile in a room of long faces. The head, on a long columnar
neck is perfectly balanced against the sky, thrown into the distance by the
suggestion of a window frame to the left. To this equilibrium of design is added
vitality of color and brushwork - the artist's handwriting. Here is an artist who pays
homage to art - color, form and rhythm - and not to effect."
From "Speaking of Art" by Browni Wingate
News Herald, September 28 1942
"Among some of the most striking oil paintings are Elizabeth Amess' "Line Test," ... "
From "B.C. Industry Lives in Gallery Display" Newspaper unknown, November 1945