|BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS|
After his arrival in Canada in 1929, he became a professional landscape designer. He married Violet Frances Hill in Vancouver on Nov. 29, 1942. The marriage certificate noted that he was 34 years old, divorced, and employed as a professional gardener. The bride was employed as a retail clerk. The certificate also notes that this marriage was dissolved at Vancouver April 5, 1946.
Mervyn Denton-Burgess exhibited in the annual B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery from 1943 to 1948. He was living in Vancouver.
He showed work in the second British Columbia At Work exhibition, and had five solo exhibitions at the Gallery.
He exhibited in the Seattle Art Museum's annual Northwest Artists exhibitions in 1945 and 1946.
He was on a list titled "Leading Vancouver Artists," provided to the Labour Arts Guild on April 10, 1946 by the Vancouver Art Gallery to assist in the Guild's call for entries to the third annual B.C. At Work exhibition.
Mervyn died in 2002. A website hosted by Jane Burgess illustrates a number of his artworks (see link below).
|1944 March 17 - April 2||Solo Exhibition (38 paintings)||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|1945 March 27 - April 15||Solo Exhibition||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|1946 Mar. 6 - Apr. 14||Solo Exhibition (24 paintings)||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|1947 July 1 - 20||Solo Exhibition (21 paintings)||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|1949 May 24 - June 12||Solo Exhibition (19 watercolours)||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20||VAG B.C. Artists 12th Annual||Bird Life on the Fraser|
|1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22||VAG B.C. Artists 13th Annual||Budgerigars|
|1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21||VAG B.C. Artists 14th Annual||The Family Tree|
|Birds of a Feather|
|1945 Nov. 13 - Dec. 2||Labour Arts Guild B.C. At Work||The Bulb Growers|
|1946 July 2 - 28||VAG Jubilee Exhibition||Purple and Gold|
|1946 Aug. 13 - 25||VAG Stanley Park in Pictures||We Live in Stanley Park|
|1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 15th Annual||Forest Fantasy|
|1946 Oct. ? - ?||FCA 40 Selections from 15th BCA||Forest Fantasy|
|1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10||VAG B.C. Artists 17th Annual||Toughy of the Abbey|
|Above Point Atkinson|
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE marriage (refer to BCVS)
Website: members.tripod.com/janeburgess 1