Art & Artists in Exhibition: Vancouver 1890 - 1950
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Robert Mackay Fripp

December 16 1858 - December 16 1917

Fellow, Royal Institute of British Architects
Vancouver Arts and Crafts Association

R.M. Fripp was born in England in 1858. He traveled to Australia in 1980, New Zealand 1881, and was in Vancouver from 1888 to 1896. He went back to New Zealand from 1896 to 1898, to Vancouver 1898 to 1901, divided his time between England and California from 1901 to 1908, and finally lived in Vancouver from 1908 until his death at age 60.

He was an architect by profession, and as President of the Arts & Crafts Society in 1900 exhibited examples of his architectural work in the group's First Annual Exhibition.

Exhibitions

DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1900 Sept. 25-27 VACA First Annual Exhibition Interior of Dining Room
Design for West End School
Cedar Mantle for Library
Drawing Room Mantle
Timber Church in New Zealand
Cottage, Vernon, B.C.
Taranaki Club (Prize Design)
Office Building, Victoria
Detail, Prize Design of
  Stock Exchange
Provincial Home, Kamloops
Design for Cabinet

References

WHO'S WHO IN WESTERN CANADA
      1911; Edited by C.W. Parker
      A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men & Women of Western Canada
      Published by Canadian Press Association Ltd., Vancouver office
      Contains 3,000 biographical sketches in 390 pages, incl. 84 pages photo portraits
      Persons of interest include R.M. Fripp
      Only 3 people were listed by profession as Artist in the volume

THE FINE ARTS IN VANCOUVER, 1886 - 1930 (refer to THOM)

ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979
(refer to RCA81)

BUILDING THE WEST - Early Architects of British Columbia
      2003; Edited by Donald Luxton, numerous contributing authors and researchers
      Talonbooks, ISBN 0-88922-474-9
      560 pages, extensively illustrated in black and white, some colour
      Biographies of over 400 architects and firms; extensive bibliography

B.C. Vital Statistics on-line (Royal B.C. Museum & Archives)

CITY & PROVINCIAL DIRECTORIES (refer to DIR)

Clippings

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