BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

Henry (Harry) Meadows Cowper

October 21 1887 - December 14 1975

Vancouver Sketch Club


Harry Cowper was born in New Westminster in 1887. He exhibited with the Island Arts and Crafts Society from 1912 to 1914. He later showed work with the Vancouver Sketch Club in 1923, in an exhibition held at the club rooms at 342 West Pender Street.

He married Pearl Ethel Mable in Victoria on October 30, 1910. He died in Victoria on December 14, 1975 at the age of 87. He is most unusual for an early artist in B.C., in that all three vital statistics (birth, marriage, death) are registered with B.C. Vital Statistics.


Exhibitions

DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK

References

ISLAND ARTS & CRAFTS CLUB 5th ANNUAL EXHIBITION (refer to IACS14)

ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY - List of Exhibitors

Clippings

"The art of Harry Cowper, the sailor-artist, was exemplified by three seascapes, one, a picture of a tall sailing ship weathering a storm, we are informed was started on board ship on the Atlantic, and finished at the club rooms here in Vancouver. His wonderful paintings of sky and sea betray him as one who has lived on and studied old ocean in all its moods."
      Sketch Club Semi-Annual Art Exhibition, B.C. Ladies' Mirror, December 15 1923


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