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Arthur Checkley

May 1 1873 - November 3 1964

Island Arts and Crafts Society

Arthur Checkley was born at Hansworth, Staffordshire, England. He came to Canada around 1913, and moved to Victoria c1928. He exhibited there with the Island Arts and Crafts Society from 1928 to 1941.

He exhibited work at the Vancouver Art Gallery in the B.C. Artists exhibitions from 1933 to 1941.

In 1932 Checkley was a signatory to an agreement to boycott the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa for their exhibition and purchase policies related to Canadian artists. He was noted as being a Victoria artist.

B.C. Vital Statistics on-line records that Arthur Checkley died in Victoria on November 3 1964 at the age of 91. He was survived by his wife, Eva Louise Temperley, and his daughter Sylvia Christina Angvine. It was noted on the certificate that Checkley "retired" from his profession of "Artist (Painter)" in 1940.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1933 Mar. 3 - 15 VAG   IACS Vancouver Island Exhibition Ghosts of the Past
Mountain Lake
Prairie Storm Cloud
1933 Sept. 22 - Oct. 15 VAG   B.C. Artists 2nd Annual Stronghold
Sentinels
The Lake
The Peak
1936 Sept. 18 - Oct. 11 VAG   B.C. Artists 5th Annual Windswept Snow
Solemn Land
Winter, B.C.
Nature's Tower
1937 Sept. 17 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 6th Annual Glacier and Peaks
1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9 VAG   B.C. Artists 7th Annual Near Victoria
1939 Mar. 14 - 26 VAG   IACS Vancouver Island Exhibition Winter
Early Morning
1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19 VAG   B.C. Artists 10th Annual Tidal Water
Pines
Edge of the Wood

References

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

ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY - List of Exhibitors

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

" ... the 118 artists who have signed the agreement to date ... include ... Arthur Chekley (sic) ... "
      From "Canadian Artists Unite to Boycott National Gallery," by The Canadian Press
      Montreal Gazette, December 8, 1932


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