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Louis (Lou) Joseph Engelhart (also Englehart)

1915 - 1989

Vancouver School of Art (Diploma 1949)

Louis Joseph Engelhart was born in Campbelltown, New Brunswick, in 1915. From 1935 he studied commercial art and cartooning in Ohio, USA, and worked as a magazine Art Director.

He joined the R.C.A.F. in 1940 and served for 5-1/2 years throughout World War Two. He came to Vancouver after the war and completed his Diploma at the Vancouver School of Art in 1949. After further studies at VSA, UBC, and the Provincial Normal School in Vancouver, he taught for the B.C. Department of Education for 25 years as an Art Specialist.

He exhibited his work in the 1947 B.C. Artists exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Engelhart painted in oils and watercolours, and painted an extensive series on beehive burners, numbering over 200 paintings, all of them painted on location.

In 1977 he was living in Coquitlam. He died in 1989, leaving behind a large collection of artworks done across Canada, as well as many done on his travels to the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Hawaii. A number of his beehive burner paintings are in the collection of the UBC Department of Forestry, according to information provided by his daughter.

Group Exhibitions

DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12 VAG   B.C. Artists 16th Annual Character from Victory Square

References

VISUAL ARTS BRITISH COLUMBIA (refer to VABC77)

ARTISTS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (refer to ABC86)

ARTISTS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA by Derek Morys-Edge
      1986, The Chartwell Publishing Company, ISBN 0-969-2406-1-9
      Biographies of 112 artists working in B.C. in 1986, almost no work pre-1950.
      128 pages, illustrated in colour and b&w; index
      One page biography of Engelhart, Beehive Burner - Terrace illustrated

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      1 reference to Engelhart: ABC above.

VANCOUVER SCHOOL OF ART - LIST OF GRADUATES & STUDENTS (refer to VSA)

Biographical article and email from daughter Elaine Cone, Feb. 2013, courtesy Robert Amos (q.v.).

Clippings

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