Mrs. Erna Clara C. von Engel-Baiersdorf
September 24 1889 - June 11 1967
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.
|1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10
B.C. Artists 17th
||Indian Woman, Long-Head
||Indian Woman, Flat-Head
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
B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE death (no certificate)
(refer to BCVS)