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Dorothy Walpole Stevens
Mrs. Dorothy Stevens-Cope (also Stevens Cope)
(m. Clive A. Cope)

1915 - ?

Atelier Sketch Club

Dorothy Stevens Cope was born in Vancouver in 1915, and took night school classes at the Vancouver School of Art around 1933.

Stevens was a member of the Atelier Sketch Club, a group formed by art students taking Evening Classes at the Vancouver School of Art. The group put together an exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1940.

She exhibited work in B.C. Artists' annual exhibitions from 1942 to 1950 and in 1958, held at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and in the 1944 British Columbia At Work exhibition.

She married artist Clive Cope on March 26, 1943 in Vancouver. His occupation was noted as "commercial artist - advertising" and hers was "industrial artist - woodenware."

She had a solo exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1949.

She exhibited as Dorothy Stevens-Cope in the 1945 B.C. Artists exhibition, and as Dorothy Stevens Cope (no hyphen) in the 1946 and 1948 Atelier Club Annual Exhibitions.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1949 Aug. 23 - Sept. 11 17 Watercolours VAG

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1940 April 2 - 14 Atelier Club   Group exhibition Under The Bridge
Phyllis
George
Beulah
Marjory
Study
On The North Shore
Nude
Fisherman's Shack
1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 9th Annual On Twigg Island
Sketch
1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19 VAG   B.C. Artists 10th Annual Cliffhouse
1942 Sept. 25 - Oct. 18 VAG   B.C. Artists 11th Annual Across the Road
Homestead
1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20 VAG   B.C. Artists12th Annual Landscape
Woman and Screen
1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22 VAG   B.C. Artists 13th Annual Late Hour
Jen
Walker's House, Toronto
1944 Nov. 21 - Dec. 10 Labour Arts Guild   1st B.C. At Work Cleaning Up
1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21 VAG   B.C. Artists 14th Annual Marge
Crossroads
1946 June 11 - 30 Atelier Club   7th Annual After Curtain Call
At the Cross Roads
Winter Tree
Concession
1946 July 2 - 28 VAG   Jubilee Exhibition Walker's House
1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 15th Annual Old House, Vancouver
1948 Mar. 23 - Apr. 1 Atelier Club   9th Annual The Valley
1949 Oct. 8 - 30 VAG   B.C. Artists 18th Annual Near Whytecliff
1950 April 25 - May 14 BCSA   40th Annual House on Broadway
1950 Nov. 28 - Dec. 17 VAG   B.C. Artists 19th Annual Doctor's House

References

SOUVENIR CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITIONS OPENING THE NEW VANCOUVER ART GALLERY (refer to VAG51)

100 YEARS OF B.C. ART (refer to VAG58)

B.C. ARTISTS 27th ANNUAL (refer to BCA58)

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

BRITISH COLUMBIA WOMEN ARTISTS 1885-1985 (refer to AGGV85)

MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS -
SPRING EXHIBITIONS 1880 - 1970
(refer to MM88)

A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)
      Short reference to Cope

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      5 references cited for Cope.

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

Clippings

"Congratulations are due to the Atelier Sketch Club for their ambitious exhibition. This self-organized group of evening school students are meeting every Friday in the Holden building and an invitation is extended to all students to join."
      "Evening School", by Fred Amess
      From Behind The Palette, Vancouver School of Art Annual 1939-40

"Art Group, Youth Share City Gallery"
      Daily Province April 4 1940

"Atelier Sketch Club Takes A Bow"
      News Herald April 3 1940

"Some of the present regular members are, Dorothy S. Cope, a decorator of wooden ware, ... "
      From "Office, Shipyard Workers Find Relaxation In Drawing"
      Vancouver News Herald April 17 1943


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