BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

Mrs. Muriel Mary Barnes
(nee Dunton, m Edgar Charles Barnes)

February 5 1899 - January 24 1978

Oak Bay Art Club

Muriel M. Barnes was born in Salford, Ontario. After her arrival in BC she exhibited artwork in the 1946 and 1947 annual B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

She had work in the Federation of Canadian Artists Third Traveling Exhibition in 1947.

She was living in Victoria, where she worked as a commercial artist for Eaton's Department Store. She died in Victoria at the age of 78. She was widowed at the time.

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 15th Annual Due West
Mexican Souvenir
1947 July 22 - 27 VAG   B.C. Interior Artists (titles?)
1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12 VAG   B.C. Artists 16th Annual Summer's End
1947 FCA   Third Traveling Exhibition Clifford

References

B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE death (refer to BCVS)

Clippings

"Muriel Barnes of Oak Bay, has a very successful study of an adolescent boy in watercolors. She paints with clean, fresh color and technical simplicity."
      From "Interior Art Shows Quality, Much Promise" by Mildred Valley Thornton
      Vancouver Sun, July 28 1947

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