BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA

2003, Evelyn de R. McMann, University of Toronto Press
Cloth, not illustrated, ISBN 0-8020-2790-3
250 pages; 9 pages of works cited referenced to 8,800 artists

This reference work was Evelyn de Rostaing McMann's last major project, published after her death. The book consists of brief listings for over 8,800 Canadian artists, referenced from more than 150 sources, noted as being "confined to those sources that may be found in many university, public, and art gallery libraries." Chief among these were Macdonalds "Dictionary of Canadian Artists;" J. Russell Harpers "Early Painters & Engravers in Canada;" and her own references RCA and MM. The book is indexed to BC artists because a number of the 150 sources referenced in it are not yet listed in BC Artists, and it seemed that more information could be gleaned from it.

In doing so, a number of "new" artists were added, but many more artist entries were updated with expanded names, dates, and cross-references. This often triggered reviews of the information in the other references, resulting in additional updates.

NOTE: to help researchers assess the relevance of this reference to the artists listed in the BC Artists A-Z index, listings have the number of bibliographic references to the artist noted in brackets, for example an artist with nine references will be noted as follows:
       BIAC03 (9)

The table below summarizes BC ARTIST references that have all artists listed (except as noted), that are also listed in BIAC03:

McMann. BC Artists Title
ABC ABC86 Artists of British Columbia
AO AO88 Artists of the Okanagan
EMA UWP84 Early Maritime Artists of the Pacific Northwest
H H70 Early Early Painters & Engravers in Canada
M M A Dictionary of Canadian Artists (BC artists only)
MM MM88 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
- Spring Exhibitions 1880-1970
RCA RCA81 RCA - Royal Canadian Academy of Art
- Exhibitions & Members 1880-1979
SC SHEL77 The Shell Canada Collection (BC artists only)
WWNA WWNA41 Who's Who in Northwest Art (1941)

Thus, if an artist has an index listing, for example, ABC86 BIAC03 (1), it follows that the (1) reference noted in BIAC03 is to ABC.

The table below lists additional references in BIAC03 that are also referenced in BC Artists (see Books & Pamphlets for more information), but the references don't have a separate page in BC Artists:

McMann. BC Artists Title
AA Refer-01 Artists of Alberta
CAE1 Refer-01 Canadian Artists in Exhibition - One
CAE2 Refer-01 Canadian Artists in Exhibition - Two
CC1 Refer-01 Creative Canada One
CC2 Refer-01 Creative Canada Two
DBA Refer-01 Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940
GM Refer-02 Images of the Land - Canadian Block Prints 1919-1945
Mo Refer-01 Canadian Men & Women of the Time (1898)



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