BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

Percy Bentley

August 19 1882 - June 23 1968

Royal Photographic Society (Associate 1946)
Vancouver Photographic Society

Percy Bentley was born in London, England, and arrived in Canada c1913. He moved to Vancouver around 1918, where he was the founder of the Dominion Photo Company in 1918.

He married Bertha Alida Tupper in Vancouver on March 28, 1916. He was noted as a 34 year old Bachelor, and she was a 29 year old Spinster, born in Waterford ON, employed as a book-keeper.

He exhibited two photographs at the Canadian National Exhibition in 1939.

He exhibited in at least three photography exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery from 1939 to 1946. The artist was living in Vancouver.

Bentley retired as a commercial photographer in 1962, and died in Vancouver in 1968. His son, living in Ladner, witnessed the death certificate.

Exhibitions

DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1939 Aug. 25 - Sept. 9 CNE   Toronto Salon of Cdn. Photography The Hands of the Miser (Bromide)
Eventide (carbon)
1939 Sept. 26 - Oct. 8 VPS   Group Exhibition Maestro
John Radford
An East Indian Gentleman
John Innes
In from the Banks
Backwater Anchorage
Outward Bound
1940 June 4 - 23 VAG   1st Pictorial Photography Salon The Hands of the Miser
1946 Oct. 22 - Nov. 10 VAG   7th Pictorial Photography Salon Fixin' for fun
Dynamic Symmetry
Controlled Rhythm

References

ELEVEN EARLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS 1890 - 1940 (refer to VAG76)

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

FACING HISTORY - PORTRAITS FROM VANCOUVER (refer to PHG02)

BIOGRAPHIES OF B.C. POSTCARD PHOTOGRAPHERS (refer to VPC06)

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

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