The Vancouver Province, January 24 1945

Collection of Eastern Artist Features Art Gallery Display

by Palette

     (article on Jack Humphrey omitted)

     Recently the voice of Paul Goranson, now war artist and flight-lieutenant in the R.C.A.F., was heard over a short-wave broadcast from Holland. Since joining the air force this well-known Vancouver artist has been on a ship torpedoed 10 days out at sea. He was picked up by a French corvette but unfortunately lost sketches which had to be remade from memory.
     The artist has also been attached to a R.C.A.F. training centre in England and while in Tunisia made drawings in the holy city of Kairouan. Apparently as energetic as ever, judging from his voice, Paul Goranson is now among the snows and mud of Holland recording some of the achievements of the R.C.A.F. in those parts.

     (article on James W. Morrice omitted)

     Another interesting art event scheduled over CBR will be a talk, on Monday January 29, by a noted Vancouver painter, J.W.G. Macdonald. The subject of the talk will be chiefly on the children's free Saturday morning classes at the gallery.

     Art in Victoria and elsewhere on Vancouver Island has taken on fresh impetus during the past six months. Among individual successes, Victoria-born Gladys E. Ewan won top award in the last annual B.C. artists exhibition at the gallery. Ina D.D. Uhthoff of Victoria exposed in the British Columbia at Work exhibition an outstanding exhibit "Welding" among the eight paintings selected for presentation to the city of Odessa; and a new Indian painter, George Clutesi, of the recently-organized Alberni Valley group, has aroused much interest for his original and sincere interpretation of Indian life on the west coast. Emily Carr has added still more to her fame with her latest volume, "The Book of Small," and an important solo show of paintings at Montreal.

     An important event also is the forming of a Vancouver Island region of the Federation of Canadian Artists under chairmanship of the Hon. Mark H. Kearley of Metchosin. Last June the organization on the Island numbered a dozen members, but by the new year had jumped to 150.
     The vigorous chairman of the Federation Island region has been an indefatigable artist most of his life, including even the entire period of the last war spent in a German prison camp, where he continued to work sketching his fellow prisoners. He states that "it was good practice and good training for the eye, and I recommend it to all prisoners of war."
     Mr. Kearly has exposed, among other places, in the Royal Academy in London, and has recently made a series of lively drawings and paintings, by special permission, at Esquimalt Dockyard.

Clipping courtesy National Gallery of Canada Library & Archives.