BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

John (Jack) Wilfred Hardcastle

November 3 1882 - August 19 1973

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Jack W. Hardcastle was born at sea in 1882 on his father's brig "Martha" although his death certificate lists Whitby, England as his birthplace. He came to Canada in 1910, moved to BC in 1918, and to Nanaimo in 1929. He was married to Mabel Rebecca Drown.

He became a noted marine artist. At one time he was a rapid sketch artist for authors Jack London and Captain Frank T. Bullen (ref. Macdonald).

He had a solo exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1936.

There is a brief reference to Hardcastle in Harper, which gives Hardcastle's active dates as "1854 - 1882", which is erroneous, otherwise the information is apparently correct: "sailor who painted ships in w.c.".

Hardcastle died in Nanaimo in 1973 at the age of 90, he was survived by his wife. He had retired in 1950. His son Peter signed the death certificate.


Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1936 July 21 - Aug. 02 Historic Ships Vancouver Art Gallery

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK

References

EARLY PAINTERS AND ENGRAVERS IN CANADA (refer to H70)
      Includes short reference to Hardcastle.

1968 DIRECTORY OF HANDICRAFTS (refer to IDTC68)

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

A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)
      Full page of information on Hardcastle.

BEYOND THE CANVAS - Artists, Stories and the Sea (refer to VMM00)

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

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
     1 reference to Hardcastle.

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

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