|BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS|
He exhibited a number of paintings in the First Annual Exhibition of the Vancouver Art Association in 1890.
In 1903 Bamford exhibited one watercolour titled "Foul Bay, Victoria" with the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. It was priced at $30.00. His address was listed as Victoria, B.C.
He exhibited his paintings with the Island Arts & Crafts Society from 1910 until 1938. He exhibited work at the 1930 Spring Exhibition of the B.C. Society of Fine Arts.
In 1932 Bamford was a signatory to an agreement to boycott the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa for their exhibition and purchase policies related to Canadian artists. He was noted as being a Victoria artist.
His work was included in two Vancouver Island Exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1933 and 1939 (see exhibition listings).
He also showed his work at the Ottawa Art Gallery, the Ontario Art Gallery, and with the Ontario Society of Artists.
Bamford died in Victoria in 1941 at the age of 80.
|1890 October 6 - 11||V.A.A. 1st Annual Exhibition||Sunset on Koksilah River|
|Waterfront, Victoria Harbour|
|Sunrise Over the Old Town|
|Study of Flowers|
|Study of Gladiolas|
|Mending the Sail|
|A Breezy Day in San Juan Straits|
|Crescent Island, Fraser River|
|Near Macaulay Point|
|Sunlight in Victoria Harbor|
|Rainy Day, Fraser River|
|Evening, from James' Bay|
|Stormy Day, Macaulay Bay|
|Mt. Baker, Early Morning|
|At Oak Bay|
|In the Woods, Beacon Hill|
|The Cliffs, Beacon Hill|
|The Golden Ears, Fraser River|
|Evening in the Woods|
|A Grey Morning, Foul Bay|
|Sunrise at Oak Bay|
|1903||CNE Toronto Annual Exhibition||Foul Bay, Victoria|
|1910 September||IACS 1st Annual Exhibition||A Grey Day|
|Mount Arrowsmith from Denman Island|
|October Afternoon, Beacon Hill Park|
|Autumn, Beacon Hill Park|
|Early Morning, Cowichan Bay|
|Riverside, Cowichan Lake|
|Afternoon, Beacon Hill Park|
|Rocks Near Dallas Road|
|Low Tide Early Morning|
|1911 Oct. 5 - 7||IACS Alexandra Club 2nd Annual||October, Beacon Hill Park|
|Hall Creek, B.C.|
|Mt. Baker from Shoal Bay|
|The Old Battery|
|Under the Oaks|
|1930 May 31 - June 14||BCSFA Spring Exhibition||The Wheat Field|
|1930 Aug. 6 - 16||VanExh Oil Paintings & Water-colours||Whitby Harbour|
|Evening, Dallas Road, Victoria|
|1933 Mar. 3 - 15||VAG IACS Vancouver Island Exhibition||The Old Cathedral|
|1939 Mar. 14 - 26||VAG IACS Vancouver Island Exhibition||Wheatfields in Saanich|
WHO'S WHO IN NORTHWEST ART (refer to WWNA41)
IMPRESSIONS OF AN AGE (refer to VCM69)
EARLY PAINTERS AND ENGRAVERS IN CANADA (refer to H70)
CONTEMPORARIES OF EMILY CARR IN BRITISH COLUMBIA (refer to SFU74)
ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY - List of Exhibitors
FROM DESOLATION TO SPLENDOUR (refer to FDTS77)
One Bamford w/c illustrated in colour p. 61; biographical information p.63
AN EXHIBITION OF OUR COLLECTION OF EARLY WESTERN CANADIAN WATERCOLORS (refer to UL78)
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
4 references cited for Bamford.
VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - B.C. ARTISTS FILES (refer to VPL)
CITY & PROVINCIAL DIRECTORIES 1899 (refer to DIR)
" ... the 118 artists who have signed the agreement to date
... include ... Thos. Bamford ... "
From "Canadian Artists Unite to Boycott National Gallery" by The Canadian Press Montreal Gazette, December 8 1932
Victoria Times, February 28 1941