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John Ellison

October 24 1912 - 1957

Royal Canadian Academy of Arts

John Ellison was born in Hamilton, Ontario. He exhibited work in the B.C. Artists annual show in 1944, and also had work in the 1944 British Columbia At Work exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. He was in the RCNVR, living in Victoria.

His painting The Mill in the 1944 British Columbia At Work exhibition won a special prize of $50.00, and was illustrated in WALLNEWS in March 1945, which also noted about the artist: "W/O John Ellison, S.B. (E) - has exhibited his paintings widely across Canada; joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942; stationed on the West Coast till 1944." The painting depicted a sawmill with log booms on the water.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22 VAG   B.C. Artists 13th Annual On the Ways
East Pender Street
1944 Nov. 21 - Dec. 10 Labour Arts Guild   1st B.C. At Work The Mill

References

WALLNEWS March 1945
   "Issued by Industrial Information Division Wartime Information Board. Production by National Film Board."
   Painting The Mill by Ellison illustrated.

A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)
      Half a page of information and five references.

ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979
(refer to RCA81)
      12 works cited from 8 exhibitions 1944 - 1955.

MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS -
SPRING EXHIBITIONS 1880 - 1970
(refer to MM88)
      Exhibited 5 paintings in 5 exhibitions 1947 - 1955.

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
     3 references to Ellison (see above).

Clippings

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