BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

Mrs. Erna Clara C. von Engel-Baiersdorf

September 24 1889 - June 11 1967

F.R.A.I.


Mrs. Erna C. von Engel-Baiersdorf was from Vienna, Austria. She worked at the Vienna Natural History Museum in Austria for 12 years as a paleontologist and anthropologist prior to coming to BC. She wrote an article titled "The Method of Reconstructing Human and Animal Remains in Sculpture and in Paintings" that was published in the Volume 1 Number 1 issue of Museum & Art Notes Second Series in September 1949, by the Art Historical & Scientific Association of Vancouver.

She exhibited artwork in the 1948 and 1951 annual B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery. She was living in Vancouver.

She gave a lecture to the West Vancouver Sketch Club c 1950.

An Incidental Paper titled Two Radio Broadcasts by Mrs. J.S. Laurie, April 1951, contains interesting information about Engel-Baiersdorf and her work both in Europe and as a curator at the Vancouver Museum.

According to BC Vital Statistics, she died in Vancouver in 1967 at the age of 77.

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 17th Annual Indian Woman, Long-Head
Indian Woman, Flat-Head

References

INCIDENTAL PAPERS: TWO RADIO BROADCASTS by Mrs. J.S. Laurie
     Dated April, 1951; publisher not noted, presumably Vancouver Museum
     12-page pamphlet, cover illustration by Engel-Baiersdorf
     Includes biographical information about the artist.

A CENTURY OF SCULPTURE (refer to SSBC98)

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erna_Engel-Baiersdorf

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Buste_de_N%C3%A9andertal,_reconstitution_par_Erna_Engel-Baiersdorf_et_Egon_von_Eickstedt,_1924.jpg

B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE death (no certificate) (refer to BCVS)

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