|BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS|
He was one of the original members of the B.C. Society of Fine Arts when it was founded in 1908, and was listed as a member in the exhibition catalogue of the BCSFA's debut First Annual Exhibition at the Dominion Hall in Vancouver, although he did not have a painting in the show.
There is a BC Vital Statistics listing for James B. Fitzmaurice marrying Gladys Mary W. Pijot in Vancouver on August 19 1908, but no certificate is posted.
He worked for the Vancouver Province as a cartoonist, as early as 1909 per the City Directory, living at 616 Burrard Street. By 1917 he was living at 1030 Melville Street. There is the notation "Kelowna 1894" on his entry in the card index at the Vancouver Art Gallery library, although the Kelowna City directory does not list him in either 1894 or 1895. His membership in the BCSFA is also noted in 1929, and work in the May 1924 annual exhibition. He also had work in the 1916 and 1917 annual exhibitions of the BCSFA.
Some of his cartoons were published in School Days magazine in 1919 and 1920.
He died in what was then called Point Grey, now Vancouver, in 1926 at the relatively early age of 51. There is a BC Vital Statistics listing for this, but no certificate is posted.
|1917 Sept. 14 - 22||B.C.S.F.A. Eleventh Exhibition||On The Beach|
|In The Valley|
THE FINE ARTS IN VANCOUVER, 1886 - 1930 (refer to THOM)
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
THE BRITISH COLUMBIA VIEW OF CARTOONIST J.B. FITZMAURICE, 1908 - 1909
Robin Anderson, Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol. 42 No. 1 Winter 2008
University of Toronto Press
"an introduction to and an examination of the early political and social affairs cartoons of Vancouver Province newspaper
cartoonist James B. Fitzmaurice (1875-1926), who used the tools of visual rhetoric to create an imagined consensus in British Columbia."
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
1 reference to Fitzmaurice, incorrect birth/death dates.
VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - B.C. ARTISTS FILES (refer to VPL)
Lambiek Comiclopedia: https://www.lambiek.net/artists/f/fitzmaurice_jb.htm
Extensive information titled "Fitz and the Great War" at https://robinanderson.opened.ca/introduction/
"Early artists of the first decade included ... Fitzmaurice, one of Canada's
From "A Short Art History of British Columbia", by Charles H. Scott
Behind The Palette, June 1947