BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

Gordon Robert Couling

1913 - 1984

Ontario College of Art

Gordon R. Couling was born in Guelph, Ontario. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art.

He exhibited his work in the 1944 and 1945 B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery. He was listed as a Sergeant in the army in 1944. He was living in Vancouver in 1945. In 1945 he had more work in the British Columbia At Work exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Couling returned to Ontario in 1948 to teach, from which he retired in 1974. He was an architectural historian, and a stained glass artist.

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1946 July 16 - Aug 4 Solo exhibition VAG

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22 VAG   B.C. Artists 13th Annual Spring Song
Mosquito Creek
1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21 VAG   B.C. Artists 14th Annual Morning
Prayer
1945 Nov. 13 - Dec. 2 Labour Arts Guild   B.C. At Work The Decorators
Lumber Yard
Noon Hour

References

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

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
     3 references to Couling

University of Guelph ON Gordon Couling Collection (see online reference)

Clippings

"Among some of the most striking oil paintings are ... G.R. Couling's "The Decorators,"... "
      From "B.C. Industry Lives in Gallery Display"
      Newspaper unknown, (November 1945)

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