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J. Peter Frank

June 3 1903 -

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J. Peter Frank was born in St. Gall, Switzerland in 1903. He studied in Switzerland and Germany. He exhibited his artwork in Hanover, Germany, Montreal, and Vancouver. He was a free lance artist. His artwork included pen and ink drawing, painting in watercolour, and work as a craftsman using weaving, embroidery design, and painting on silk.

He showed his work in the B.C. Artists annual exhibitions in 1936, 1937, 1939, 1946, and 1956. Entry forms indicated that he was living in Port Alberni, although WWNA noted that he was living in White Rock in 1941.

B.C. Vital statistics on-line notes that a Peter Frank died in Surrey on June 18 1965 at the age of 62, possibly the artist. As well, Bernard Peter Frank died in Surrey on March 9 1980 at the age of 39, possibly a son.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1936 Sept. 18 - Oct. 11 VAG   B.C. Artists 5th Annual Flowers
Sunflowers
Crescent Oyster-beds
1937 Sept. 17 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 6th Annual Sundial
1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8 VAG   B.C. Artists 8th Annual Plum Tree
Nasturtiums
Heron's Ghyll
1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 15th Annual B.C. Greens

References

WHO'S WHO IN NORTHWEST ART (refer to WWNA41)

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

MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS -
SPRING EXHIBITIONS 1880 - 1970
(refer to MM88)
      Exhibited 2 paintings in 1931: "On the Pacific Coast", and "Landscape, Quebec".

A CENTURY OF SCULPTURE (refer to SSBC98)

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      1 reference cited for Frank: WWNA above (but not MM).

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

Clippings

"Artists represented in the group comprise the following ... J. Peter Frank ... (continues)
      From "Maritime Art Association"
      Vancouver Art Gallery Bulletin, November (?), 1939


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