BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

Myra Eileen King DeBeck
(nee Ellison, m Howard Debeck)

1890 - September 4 1979

Vernon Art Group

Myra E. DeBeck was born in Vernon. She graduated from McGill University in 1911 with a BA in economics and an MA in 1913. She had artwork in the B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery from 1941 to 1947.

She had work in the Federation of Canadian Artists Third Traveling Exhibition in 1947. She was living in Vernon.

Debeck moved to Victoria where she died in 1979 at the age of 89.

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19 VAG   B.C. Artists 10th Annual The Bridge
1942 Sept. 25 - Oct. 18 VAG   B.C. Artists 11th Annual Bow Falls
Mountain Forest
Okanagan Hills
1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20 VAG   B.C. Artists 12th Annual Lake Louise
1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21 VAG   B.C. Artists 14th Annual From Mt. Revelstoke
Mountain Study
1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 15th Annual Mountain Parkland
1947 July 22 - 27 VAG   B.C. Interior Artists (titles?)
1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12 VAG   B.C. Artists 16th Annual Okanagan Landscape
1947 FCA   Third Traveling Exhibition Big Bend

References

www.memorybc.ca/debeck-myra-king

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

Clippings

"Myra De Beck paints a rugged scene at Big Bend ..."
      From "Interior Art Shows Quality, Much Promise" by Mildred Valley Thornton
      Vancouver Sun, July 28 1947

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