BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

Evelyn Marie Cools
(Evelyn Cools Middleton, m Doug Middleton)

April 26 1920 - July 5 1989

The Paddock

Evelyn Cools was born in Vernon in 1920. Her father was from Belgium, and her mother was born in Kingston ON. She exhibited artwork from 1943 to 1948 in the B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The artist was living in Okanagan Centre.

According to a brief biographical file on-line at the Kelowna Art Gallery, she attended UBC, then taught high school in the Okanagan and took summer classes at the Banff Centre.

She married Doug Middleton in 1952, and the two later ran and taught at a summer art camp at Carr's Landing, north of Kelowna. It was known as The Paddock, established in 1955.


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She died at home in Winfield in 1989 at the age of 69. Her occupation was noted as "Housewife - At Home" and she was survived by her husband.

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20 VAG   B.C. Artists 12th Annual Abandoned
Tangled Garden
1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22 VAG   B.C. Artists 13th Annual The Poplars
Monday Morning in Banff
1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21 VAG   B.C. Artists 14th Annual Back Street, Banff
Yellow Mansion
1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 15th Annual From a Back Alley Window
Yellow Pine
1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12 VAG   B.C. Artists 16th Annual Winter Lane, Revelstoke
Stagnant Pond
1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 17th Annual January Thaw
Pioneer Sash and Door Company, Vernon

References

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

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

https://kelownaartgallery.pastperfectonline.com/bycreator?keyword=Evelyn+Cools+Middleton

https://www.lakecountrymuseum.com/history/middletonroadestablished-2/

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