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Edward Joseph Cherry

1886 - May 26 1960

Fellow, Royal Society of Artists (FRSA)

Edward J. Cherry was born in England in 1886. He was an etcher. He worked in England until sometime after 1910, and by 1915 was in Vancouver to marry Frances Heskett on August 15th. He went overseas from Victoria in August 1916 at the start of World War One with the 103rd Battalion. He was wounded with "gas" and neurathenia and convalesced in England.

In 1919 at the end of World War One THE GOLD STRIPE - Volume Two was published in Vancouver by the Amputation Club of B.C. The volume included two illustrations by Cherry - "Friston Place, Eastbourne", and "The Lamb Inn, Eastbourne". An article on the Cherry family accompanied the illustrations, which also included two works by Arthur L. Cherry, Edward's brother - "Mont St. Eloi, France", and "The Road to Poperinghe".


E.J. Cherry etching The Old Curiosity Shoppe.

Edward also contributed a lengthy memoir to THE GOLD STRIPE, titled "A Bit of the "Old Country" - An Impression and Appreciation of Sussex." A note following the article states: "The Brothers Cherry, who served in the Great War and saw much of Belgium, France, and England, are sketching Overseas, and will make special drawings for any future publications issued by "The Gold Stripe."

He exhibited work at the Vancouver Art Gallery in the 1st Annual B.C. Artists exhibition in 1932. He also showed work at the Vancouver Exhibition in 1932.

He died in Vancouver in 1960 at the age of 73.

He is listed in Artists in Canada, the following institutions have files on him:
     University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library
     National Archives of Canada - Documentary Art Library
     National Gallery of Canada - Library and Archives

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1932 Oct. 5 - 30 VAG   B.C. Artists 1st Annual Parliament Buildings, Ottawa
Parliament Buildings, Toronto

References

THE GOLD STRIPE - Volume Two
      1919, May. Published by the Amputation Club of B.C., Vancouver
      220 pages (including text, advertisements and photographs)
      Heavily illustrated by many early Vancouver artists.
      Includes writing and art by Cherry, and family biography.

THE FINE ARTS IN VANCOUVER, 1886 - 1930 (refer to THOM)

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

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      1 reference cited for Cherry: U.Sask. Permanent Collection.

Clippings

The Cherry's, an Artistic Family - Good work by Soldier Artists by (author unknown)
      Page 17, THE GOLD STRIPE - Volume Two
      1919, May. Published by the Amputation Club of B.C., Vancouver

A Bit of the "Old Country" - An Impression and Appreciation of Sussex by E.J. Cherry
      Pages 156-158, THE GOLD STRIPE - Volume Two
      1919, May. Published by the Amputation Club of B.C., Vancouver
      Includes photograph of Cherry in military uniform.

Some Interesting People You Know by Editor
      David Spencer Limited Store Topics, Christmas Number December 1929.
      Issue includes etching The Old Curiosity Shop illustrated.


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