BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

Maxwell Bennett Bates

December 14 1906 - September 14 1980

Alberta Society of Artists (1947)
Federation of Canadian Artists (1947)
Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colours (1951)
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (Member 1951 Life Member 1963)
Canadian Group of Painters (1957)
B.C. Society of Artists (Assoc. 1965, Member 1967)
The Limners (Victoria B.C.)(President 1971)
Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (ARCA 1961; RCA 1971)

Maxwell Bates was born in Calgary in 1906, and died in Victoria, B.C. in 1980. His father was an architect, and Bates eventually qualified as an architect himself. He joined the British Army during World War II and was taken prisoner at Dunkirk, spending the entire war as a prisoner. He settled in Calgary after the war, becoming very active in the arts scene not only as an artist but as a collector, and contributor to Canadian Art and other publications.

He was largely a self-taught painter, although he studied in New York in 1949-50. He had a solo exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1947, the catalogue includes a description of his exhibitions in the 1930s prior to the war.

He exhibited in the Seattle Art Museum's annual Northwest Artists exhibition in 1963.

In 1964 he had work in the RCA's 84th Annual exhibition, held at the National Gallery of Canada and the London, Ontario Art Museum.

He had paintings in nine exhibitions with the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts between 1959 and 1971.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1934 Solo Exhibition Wertheim Gallery, Manchester
1938 Solo Exhibition Wertheim Gallery, London
1947 April 29 - May 18 Solo Exhibition (34 oils & watercolours) Vancouver Art Gallery

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK


References - BIBLIOGRAPHY

Refer to BIBLIO.

References - GROUP EXHIBITIONS

3rd BC GRAPHIC & CANADIAN SOCIETY OF GRAPHIC ART (refer to BCG57)

ARTE CANADIENSE (refer to NGC60)

2nd BURNABY NATIONAL PRINT SHOW (refer to BAG63)

SEATTLE ART MUSEUM - NORTHWEST ARTISTS EXHIBITIONS 1914 - 1975
     Refer to NWA BC artists by exhibition
     Refer to NWAA BC artists alphabetically

BAU-XI GALLERY NORTHWEST DRAWINGS (refer to BX67)

WESTERN PRINTMAKERS (refer to WCAC67)

6th BURNABY NATIONAL PRINT SHOW (refer to BAG71)

B.C. ARTISTS' TRIBUTE TO COLIN GRAHAM (refer to AGGV74)

PAPERWORKS: Contemporary works on paper by BC artists (refer to AGGV78)

PRINTMAKING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA 1889-1983 (refer to AGGV83)

VANCOUVER: ART & ARTISTS 1931 - 1983 (refer to VAG83)

IMAGES OF THE LAND - CANADIAN BLOCK PRINTS 1919 - 1945 (refer to GLEN84)

ART IN VICTORIA: 1960/1986 (refer to AGGV86)

PAINT - A PSYCHEDELIC PRIMER (refer to VAG06)

OUR CHANGING LANDSCAPE (2008) (refer to BAG08)

References - GENERAL

PERMANENT COLLECTION (refer to AGGV64)

THE LIMNERS (refer to LIM72)

CREATIVE CANADA - Volumes One & Two (refer to CC71)
      1-1/2 columns of information on Bates.

INTERNATIONAL IMAGE EXCHANGE DIRECTORY (refer to IB72)

THE LIMNERS (refer to LIM75)

THE SHELL CANADA COLLECTION (refer to SHEL77)

THE LIMNERS (refer to LIM78)

CANADIAN ART PRINTS (refer to CAP79)

BRITISH COLUMBIA ART COLLECTION 1974-80 (refer to BCAC80)

ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979
(refer to RCA81)

ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)

THE LIMNERS (refer to LIM86)

ART BANK CATALOGUE (refer to AB87)

MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS -
SPRING EXHIBITIONS 1880 - 1970
(refer to MM88)

A PASSION FOR ART - The Art and Dynamics of the Limners (refer to PEB96)

A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)
      One and a half page biography, 12 references cited

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      23 references cited for Bates.

ARTISTS IN THEIR STUDIOS (refer to AIS07)

VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - B.C. ARTISTS FILES (refer to VPL)

THE FECKLESS COLLECTION (refer to FECK18)

GREATER VANCOUVER ART GALLERIES 1954-2020 (refer to GVAG20)
     3 references to Bates.

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