Art & Artists in Exhibition: Vancouver 1890 - 1950
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Patrick (Pat) George Cowley Brown (also Cowley-Brown)

October 21 1918 -

B.C. Society of Fine Arts (Member)

Patrick George Cowley Brown was born in Singapore and came to Canada in 1926 with his family. He studied under Frederick Varley at the Vancouver School of Art, and then studied at the H. Faulkner Smith School of Fine & Applied Art, where he won two scholarships. He was an official war artist during the Second World War, serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force, depicting west coast RCAF stations, and also the construction of the Alaska Highway. He was living in Vancouver in 1945.

He had a solo exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1947, and a solo show in Victoria in 1950. He also exhibited with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in their 39th Annual Exhibition in 1949. Later that year he submitted four drawings to the B.C. Graphic exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, two of them were selected for the exhibition and two disqualified. He was living on Gabriola Island at the time.

He later moved to Ottawa, where he exhibited with the Canadian Group of Painters.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1947 April 8 - 27 Small Landscape Sketches VAG

Group Exhibitions

DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1945 May 18 - June 10 BCSFA   35th Annual Drowned Trees
1945 July 3 - Aug. 26 VAG   B.C. Artists 4th Annual Summer Drowned Trees
1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21 VAG   B.C. Artists 14th Annual The Brook, Vancouver Island
1945 ? - ? FCA   B.C. Artists Selections from 14th Ann. The Brook, Vancouver Island
1946 May 31 - June 23 BCSFA   36th Annual Klondyke Violets
Jannine
Clapboard House at Night
1946 July 2 - 28 VAG   Jubilee Exhibition Clapboard House at Night
1947 May 9 - June 1 BCSFA   37th Annual The Sound, Victoria, B.C.
1947 July 8 - 27 VAG   B.C. Artists Summer Exhibition The Sound
1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12 VAG   B.C. Artists 16th Annual Blackfish Sound, B.C.
Rain Storm, Farewell Harbour, Camux Island, B.C.
1948 May 18 -June 6 BCSFA   38th Annual Sunday at Point Ellis
Mt. Newton Church
Saanichton Church
1949 May 3 - 22 BCSFA   39th Annual Ville De Guadalupe, Mexico
Breakwater
1949 Oct. 8 - 30 VAG   B.C. Artists 18th Annual Songhee
1949 Nov. 22 - Dec. 11 VAG   First B.C. Graphic Before the Night (rejected)
Perilous Night
The Ash and the Rock (rejected)
Trees in a Swamp
1950 April 25 - May 14 BCSA   40th Annual "Castle of Cortes"
1950 June 20 - July 9 VAG   First Quarterly Group Exhibition Fish Boats at Dusk
Coast Rapids
Vesperal
Omniparity
Somnolism
Breakwater

References

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

ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979
(refer to RCA81)

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

PRINTMAKING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA 1889-1983 (refer to AGGV83)

VANCOUVER: ART & ARTISTS 1931 - 1983 (refer to VAG83)

A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)
      One page biography with eight bibliographic references.

CANVAS OF WAR - Painting the Canadian Experience 1914 to 1945
      2000, by Dean F. Oliver, Laura Brandon; Foreword by J.L. Granatstein
      Douglas & McIntyre Ltd., ISBN 1-55054-772-0
      178 pages illustrated in colour and b&w
      One page biography & colour illustration Air to Ground.

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

VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - B.C. ARTISTS FILES (refer to VPL)

Clippings

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