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Mary Jane Helene Billaux (also Billeaux)
(Mrs. Hugh Clifford)

September 24 1903 - April 4 1996

B.C. Society of Fine Arts (guest)

Jane Billaux was born in London, England, in 1903. Her parents were both from Belgium. She was a pupil of St. John's Wood Art School and Westminster School of Art, in London, England. She won silver medals at the St. John's Wood School of Art in 1925, 1926, and 1927.

She had a solo exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1945. She was on a list titled "Leading Vancouver Artists," provided to the Labour Arts Guild on April 10, 1946 by the Vancouver Art Gallery to assist in the Guild's call for entries to the second annual B.C. At Work exhibition.

She exhibited at the Art Association of Montreal in 1947 and 1957, and one painting with the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1954.

Also, she had work in the following exhibitions, per card file at Vancouver Art Gallery Library:
     B.C. Society of Fine Arts: 1944; 1951-62
     VAG annual B.C. Artists exhibitions: 1934; 1936-43; 1951; 1953-54; 1956; 1958

She won honourable mentions at the B.C. Artists exhibitions in 1935 and 1936.

She died in West Vancouver in 1996 at the age of 92. Her occupation was listed as "artist." She was widowed at the time.


Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1945 Oct. 23 - Nov. 11 Solo Exhibition Vancouver Art Gallery

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1934 Sept. 21 - Oct. 14 VAG   B.C. Artists 3rd Annual Woman in Mirror
Mood Indigo
1935 Sept. 20 - Oct. 15 VAG   B.C. Artists 4th Annual Robert Wilkinson M.L.A.
1936 Sept. 18 - Oct. 11 VAG   B.C. Artists 5th Annual Veteran
1937 Sept. 17 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 6th Annual Deep Bay, Saturna
Sun Bather
1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9 VAG   B.C. Artists 7th Annual Nude
1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8 VAG   B.C. Artists 8th Annual Madame Lamboit
1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 9th Annual Julia
Portrait of a Child
1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19 VAG   B.C. Artists 10th Annual Portrait
Still Life
Still Life
1942 May 15 - 31 BCSFA   32nd Annual Kate
1942 Sept. 25 - Oct. 18 VAG   B.C. Artists 11th Annual Seated Figure
Portrait
1943 May 15 - June 6 BCSFA   33rd Annual Portrait of a Farmer
1943 July 2 - Aug. 25 VAG   B.C. Artists 2nd Annual Summer Portrait of a Farmer
1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20 VAG   B.C. Artists 12th Annual Geranium
1944 May 13 - June 4 BCSFA   34th Annual Two Girls
1944 July 4 - Aug. 30 VAG   B.C. Artists 3rd Annual Summer Two Girls
1946 July 2 - 28 VAG   Jubilee Exhibition Portrait
1947 April 12 - 13 WVCAC   Exhibition of Fine Arts Figure
Landscape


References - MONOGRAPHS

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References - GROUP EXHIBITIONS

100 YEARS OF B.C. ART (refer to VAG58)

B.C. ARTISTS 27th ANNUAL (refer to BCA58)

BRITISH COLUMBIA WOMEN ARTISTS 1885-1985 (refer to AGGV85)

GENERATIONS - FIVE DECADES OF ART IN WEST VANCOUVER 1912 - 1962 (refer to WVMA99)

References - GENERAL

WHO'S WHO IN NORTHWEST ART (refer to WWNA41)

ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979
(refer to RCA81)
      One painting listed in 1954 by Billaux: "Woman with red hair".

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

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

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      3 references cited: WWNA, RCA, and MM above.

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

Clippings

"Other worthwhile exhibits are by Jane Billaux, always delightful with her particular charm; ..."
      From "B.C. Society of Fine Arts Display Sets New High Mark," by Palette
      Vancouver Daily Province, May 16, 1942

"Other artists showing creditable work are ... Jane Billaux ..."
      From "Notable Exhibits of Artists' Work" by Mildred Valley Thornton
      Vancouver Sun (presumed), May 1944


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