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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.
|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|
A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS
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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).
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