|BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS|
His wife wrote under the non-de-plume of Rene Scudamore for International News Service, doing "fashions from Paris and publicity for Elizabeth Arden and Kreuger “the late match king” ". Kreuger was a major businessman with many interests, including companies making wooden matches. He was also apparently a bit of a financial manipulator, and his empire collapsed in the Depression. He has been referred to as "the Leonardo of Larcenists."
Godfrey exhibited work with the Island Arts and Crafts Society in 1941.
He was on a list titled "Leading Vancouver Artists," provided to the Labour Arts Guild on April 10, 1946 by the Vancouver Art Gallery to assist in the Guild's call for entries to the third annual B.C. At Work exhibition.
He exhibited in the 1948 Annual Exhibition of the Atelier Sketch Club. He was listed as a Guest in the exhibition catalogue.
He exhibited artwork in the B.C. Artists' exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery from 1936 to 1950.
B.C. Vital Statistics on-line gives no information on Godfrey.
A 1957 news clipping notes that "Mr. and Mrs. Marcel Godfrey, formerly of this city, who have been residing in England for several years ..." (continues) were visiting Vancouver, Victoria, and the Okanagan and would return home to England afterwards.
|1937 May 25 - June 6||Oil paintings||VAG|
|1944 July 4 - Aug. 23||Solo Exhibition||VAG|
|1946 April 2 - 21||Solo Exhibition (40 pictures)||VAG|
|1936 Sept. 18 - Oct. 11||VAG B.C. Artists 5th Annual||A Girl with Red Hair|
|Island Road, Tahiti|
|1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9||VAG B.C. Artists 7th Annual||Evening on the Island|
|1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 9th Annual||Signor Rossi|
|The Okanagan Valley|
|Peonies and Lily|
|1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22||VAG B.C. Artists 13th Annual||Etude|
|1945 July 3 - Aug. 26||VAG B.C. Artists 4th Annual Summer||Flower Study|
|1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21||VAG B.C. Artists 14th Annual||Japanese Weaver|
|Late Afternoon, Oyama, B.C.|
|1945 ? - ?||FCA B.C. Artists Selections from 14th Ann.||Late Afternoon, Oyama, B.C.|
|1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 15th Annual||Still Life|
|1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12||VAG B.C. Artists 16th Annual||Santa Prisca, Taxco, Mexico|
|Flower Market, Algiers|
|1948 Mar. 23 - Apr. 1||Atelier Sketch Club 9th Annual Exhibition||Tiger Woman|
|Roof Tops, Taxco, Ga. Mexico|
|1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10||VAG B.C. Artists 17th Annual||When Grief Was Calm|
|Calle Deya - Majorca|
|1949 Oct. 8 - 30||VAG B.C. Artists 18th Annual||The Fiddler|
|1950 Nov. 28 - Dec. 17||VAG B.C. Artists 19th Annual||Rue des Glacis, Ajaccio|
ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY - List of Exhibitors
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
1 reference cited for Godfrey: Who's Who in Northwest Art above.
"Marcel Godfrey Paintings At Private Viewing"
(source unknown) May 26 1937
"Lend Me Your Ears" by Bob Bouchette
Vancouver Sun May 28 1937
"Major Art Award to CASF Officer At B.C. Artists' Annual Exhibit"
Vancouver Sun October 7 1940
"Van Loon Lauds Godfrey's New York Art Approach" by Pat Wallace
Vancouver Sun June 28 1944
"Capt. and Mrs. Marcel Godfrey"
Vancouver Sun July 3 1944