Banff School of Art
The Banff School of Art was founded in the summer of 1933, opening as a
"School of the Drama", giving theatrical classes in a rented hall. Over the
years the number and variety of courses increased, and the campus grew accordingly.
In 2004 it is known as the Banff Centre for the Arts, and is an important part of
the arts in Western Canada.
Many B.C. artists studied at the school over the years, or taught there, including:
Gwen Kortright Lamont
Alfred Crocker Leighton
Walter Joseph Phillips
Gordon Appelbe Smith
The School held exhibitions of work at the Vancouver Art Gallery
in 1942, 1946, and 1947. All were travelling group shows.
|1942 Oct. 4 - 10
Student Show (44 pictures)
|1946 Mar. 26 - Apr. 7
Student Show (46 pictures)
|1947 Oct. 24 - Nov. 10
Student Show (30 pictures)
Artists, Builders and Dreamers - 50 Years at the Banff School by
David and Peggy Leighton
1982, ISBN 0-7710-5244-8; McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
160 pages; illustrated with b&w photographs
"Cast of Characters" (index) includes numerous B.C. Artists