|BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS|
He exhibited work in the 1944 and 1945 British Columbia At Work exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The "Greenhill Park" was a Second World War Victory ship, built in 1944 at Burrard Dry Docks, that exploded and burned at CPR Pier B in Vancouver harbour on March 6 1945. Eight people were killed in the blast, which broke windows throughout downtown Vancouver. The subsequent fire on the ship took fourteen hours to extinguish.
The artist was living in Vancouver in 1945. Crumplin exhibited three paintings in the 1948 Stanley Park in Pictures exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, although the list of exhibitors gives one listing for H.T. Crumplin, probably a typo.
He exhibited artwork in the B.C. Artists' exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery from 1944 to 1952.
He exhibited artwork with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts from 1950 - 1952
He had a solo exhibition at the VAG in 1950.
Crumplin died in Vancouver in 1953 at the age of 67, according to B.C. Vital Statistics on-line. His occupation was noted as "Warehouse Manager - Liquor Control Board, Prov. Gov't."
|1950 Feb. 14 - Mar. 5||Circus, Play & Other Paintings||VAG|
|1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22||VAG B.C. Artists 13th Annual||Valley near Wellington, V.I.|
|1944 Nov. 21 - Dec. 10||Labour Arts Guild 1st B.C. At Work||Assembling Landing Barges|
|1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21||VAG B.C. Artists 14th Annual||Show at Cambie Street Grounds|
|1945 ? - ?||FCA B.C. Artists Selections from 14th Ann.||Rain Squall|
|1945 Nov. 13 - Dec. 2||Labour Arts Guild B.C. At Work||Repairing the "Greenhill Park"|
|1946 Aug. 13 - 25||VAG Stanley Park in Pictures||The Legend of Siwash Rock|
|Old Frank Harris House|
|Picnic in Stanley Park on Summer Day|
|1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 15th Annual||Merry-go-Round, Cambie St. Grounds|
|1946 Oct. ? - ?||FCA 40 Selections from 15th BCA||Merry-go-Round, Cambie St. Grounds|
|1947 July 8 - 27||VAG B.C. Artists Summer Exhibition||Merry-go-round|
|1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12||VAG B.C. Artists 16th Annual||Disaster|
|Wet Streets, Evening|
|1948 July 27 - Aug. 15||VAG Stanley Park in Pictures||Park Excursion|
|Evening in June|
|1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10||VAG B.C. Artists 17th Annual||Midway|
|1949 July 12 - July 31||VAG Stanley Park in Pictures||The Park and the City|
|1949 Oct. 8 - 30||VAG B.C. Artists 18th Annual||Circus|
|1950 April 25 - May 14||BCSA 40th Annual||Evening, False Creek|
|1950 Nov. 28 - Dec. 17||VAG B.C. Artists 19th Annual||Fast and Furious|
B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE death (refer to BCVS)
"Besides the prize winners there are a considerable number of artists contributing
really inspired paintings to thie year's display. These include
H.G. Crumplin, who shows a very fine landscape "The
Open Park" and an ambitious night scene of "Theatre Under the Stars"."
From "Stanley Park Paintings On Exhibition at Gallery" by Palette
Daily Province, August 2 1947