BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

Thomas Henry Emerson

September 25 1875 - October 8 1946

Vancouver Exhibition
Vancouver Sketch Club

Thomas H. Emerson was born in Scotland, and came to Vancouver c1920. He was married to Mary McMenemy.

He exhibited at the Vancouver Exhibition from 1930 to 1932, representing the Vancouver Sketch Club. In 1939 he had a solo exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

He exhibited work in the 1944 British Columbia At Work exhibition at the Gallery.

He was one of the "rejectees" from the 14th Annual B.C. Artists exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery who had their rejected work hung in protest at the Galloway-Dorbil Gallery on Granville Street.

Emerson died in Vancouver in 1946 at the age of 71. His occupation was noted as "retired Marine Engineer" and he was survived by his wife.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1939 March 14 - 26 Solo Exhibition VAG

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1930 Aug. 6 - 16 VanExh   Oil Paintings & Water-colours A Stiff Breeze
1934 Sept. 21 - Oct. 14 VAG   B.C. Artists 3rd Annual A Peep at Coal Harbour
1934 Dec. 4 - 16 VAG   B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition November Blossoms
By Coal Harbour
1935 Nov. 22 - Dec. 8 VAG   B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition Low Tide, Coal Harbour
1936 Sept. 18 - Oct. 11 VAG   B.C. Artists 5th Annual Burrard Bridge
The Mud Flats, False Creek
1936 Oct. 15 - 20 VAG   B.C. Artists Chilliwack Exhibition Burrard Bridge
1937 Sept. 17 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 6th Annual Last of the Squatters, Kitsilano Reserve
1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19 VAG   B.C. Artists 10th Annual Waterfront
1944 Nov. 21 - Dec. 10 Labour Arts Guild   1st B.C. At Work Frame at Work
Loading the Log Barge
Home Building
1946 Aug. 13 - 25 VAG   Stanley Park in Pictures Third Beach, Stanley Park
1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 15th Annual Woodshed

References

ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)

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

Clippings

"As requested, I have visited the Galloway-Dorbils exhibition of rejected work at 942 Granville Street. I noted the names of the following 14 would-be exhibitors in our show: ... T.H. Emerson ..."
     From "Re: Galloway-Dorbils Exhibit" by A.S. Grigsby, October 17, 1944.


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