BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

Alexander (also Alex, Alec) John Garner

December 29 1897 - September 2 1995

Alberta Society of Artists
Nelson Art Club
Second Front

Alex J. Garner was born in South Hampshire, England, and came to Canada as a child in 1906.

According to Macdonald, he lived in Edmonton and became a member of the Alberta Society of Artists (ASA). He donated a printed titled S.S. Moyie Kootenay Lake BC to the society, it was tipped in to the December 1951 issue of HIGHLIGHTS, the journal of the ASA.

He exhibited artwork in the 1946 and 1949 annual B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery. He was living in Proctor at the time.

He had work in the Federation of Canadian Artists Third Traveling Exhibition in 1947.

He was still living in Proctor when he died in 1995 at the age of 97, occupation noted as "self-employed Artist." He was widowed at the time from Rose Ethel Walton.


EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 15th Annual Kootenay Outlet
Symphony
1947 FCA   Third Traveling Exhibition Rocky Crest
1949 Oct. 8 - 30 VAG   B.C. Artists 18th Annual The Three Sisters

References

ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979
(refer to RCA81)
      2 works listed in a 1939 exhibition.

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

A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)
      Half a page of information on Garner, and five references.

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
     2 references to Garner: M & RCA above.

VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - B.C. ARTISTS FILES (refer to VPL)

THE FECKLESS COLLECTION (refer to FECK18)

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

Clippings

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