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Richard Geoffrey Bunyard

August 19 1883 - June 6 1973

B.C. Society of Fine Arts (Member 1938 - 1967)
(Elected Life Member 1963)

Richard G. Bunyard was born in Kent, England. He came to Canada in 1900, and moved to British Columbia in 1930, where he worked as an Architect for thirty years.

He married Gertrude Harriet Blanchard at Oak Bay, Vancouver Island, on March 23, 1929, according to B.C. Vital Statistics on-line. His wife died in North Saanich on December 12, 1966, at the age of 69. Bunyard died in North Saanich on June 6, 1973 at the age of 89.

His middle initial is variously given as C, D, and G, correctly the latter.

He was a long-time member of the B.C. Society of Fine Arts, first listed as a member in the 1938 annual exhibition catalogue. He was elected Life Member of the Society on May 16 1963, at the same time as Fred Amess and B.C. Binning. It is curious that he could be elected to such a status in 1963, yet twenty years later the Printmaking in British Columbia catalogue noted that "no biographical data about this artist has been found." This is perhaps related to the demise of the Society in 1967, only four years after Bunyard was elected as a Life Member. His work was shown in their final 1967 annual exhibition.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1934 Sept. 21 - Oct. 14 VAG   B.C. Artists 3rd Annual Stanley Park
Fishing Boats, Steveston
1934 ? - ? VAG   B.C. Artists Edmonton Exhibition Stanley Park
1934 Dec. 4 - 16 VAG   B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition Chrysanthemums
Saanich Indian, Spearing Fish
1935 Sept. 20 - Oct. 15 VAG   B.C. Artists 4th Annual The Ebb-tide
1936 Aug. 18 - 28 David Spencer B.C. Artists' Golden Jubilee "a pair of coloured prints"
1936 Sept. 18 - Oct. 11 VAG   B.C. Artists 5th Annual Tyee - Red
Buffalo
Town Topics
1938 April 29 - May 15 BCSFA   28th Annual Morning Mist
March
1939 June 9 - 25 BCSFA   29th Annual Yale, B.C.
Sweep, Damn Ye, Sweep
1946 May 31 - June 23 BCSFA   36th Annual Buttles Lake from Price Creek
1949 May 3 - 22 BCSFA   39th Annual Liquid Sunshine
1950 April 25 - May 14 BCSA   40th Annual Yale, B.C.
Shearing Sheep on Pender Street

References

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

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

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

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

THE FECKLESS COLLECTION (refer to FECK18)

Clippings

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