William Charles Forrest



William Charles Forrest lived in Courtenay, B.C., and exhibited in a number of exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery, including the annual B.C. Artists exhibitions from 1933 to 1948. He showed work in the B.C. Artists Christmas exhibition at the Gallery in 1933.

He also exhibited two graphic artworks in the B.C. Society of Fine Arts annual exhibition in 1943.

The 1943 City Directory for Courtenay lists Forrest as a Printer for the Comox Argus.

BC Vital Statistics on-line did not provide any confirmed information on the artist as of May 2021.

1933 Sept. 22 - Oct. 15 VAG   B.C. Artists 2nd Annual Beach Camp
1933 Dec. 1 - 17 VAG   B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition The Village Choir
1934 Sept. 21 - Oct. 14 VAG   B.C. Artists 3rd Annual Scene at Courtenay Slough
1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 9th Annual New Mexico
Still Life Abstraction
Rancheos de Taos
Fields - Abstraction
1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19 VAG   B.C. Artists 10th Annual Ranchos de Taos
Still Life Abstraction
1943 May 15 - June 6 BCSFA   33rd Annual Still Life
South of the Border
1943 July 2 - Aug. 25 VAG   B.C. Artists 2nd Annual Summer South of the Border
1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20 VAG   B.C. Artists 12th Annual Still Life
Forbidden Plateau Scene
1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21 VAG   B.C. Artists 14th Annual McKenzie Lake Cabin
Forbidden Plateau Scene
1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 15th Annual Forbidden Plateau Scene



"W.C. Forrest, ... and others are exhibiting in the various classes."
      From "Bargains in Art" by D.S.M.
      Vancouver Sun, December 1 1933

"The customary honorable mentions have been made as follows: Oil Paintings: W. Charles Forrest, Courtenay, "New Mexico"; ... "
      From "Major Art Award to CASF Officer At B.C. Artists' Annual Exhibit"
      Vancouver Sun, October 7 1940