BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

Jack Nelson Hardman

October 2 1923 - March 25 1996

Burnaby Art Society (President 1959-60)
B.C. Society of Fine Arts

Jack Nelson Hardman was born in New Westminster in 1923. His father was also from New Westminster, his mother from Tacoma, Washington. He became a sculptor, after taking courses at Western State University in Washington and at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He taught art at Burnaby Central High School, and was the first president of the Burnaby Art Society.

He exhibited with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in 1959, 1961-64, and 1966.

He exhibited at the Vancouver Art Gallery in the B.C. Artists' exhibitions from 1947 to 1950, 1952-53, 1956, and 1958. He was living in New Westminster.

He exhibited in the Seattle Art Museum's annual Northwest Artists exhibition in 1960, noted as living in Burnaby.

His work is represented in the National Gallery of Canada.

In 2009 he was included in the second volume of The Unheralded Artists of BC series published by Mother Tongue Publishing. Refer to this book for complete exhibition listing and additional biographical information about the artist.

Hardman died in Burnaby in 1996 at the age of 72. He was survived by his wife. His occupation was noted as "Education - Teacher."


Exhibitions

DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12 VAG   B.C. Artists 16th Annual Susan
Abstract
1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 17th Annual Melecenthia
Sumac
1949 Oct. 8 - 30 VAG   B.C. Artists 18th Annual The Yellow Hat
Cycle Eternal
1950 Nov. 28 - Dec. 17 VAG   B.C. Artists 19th Annual Noon - Saturday
Cathedral Interior, San Francisco


References - MONOGRAPHS

References - GROUP EXHIBITIONS

3rd BC GRAPHIC & CANADIAN SOCIETY OF GRAPHIC ART (refer to BCG57)

100 YEARS OF B.C. ART (refer to VAG58)

B.C. PAINTINGS BURNABY 58 (refer to BAG58)

B.C. ARTISTS 27th ANNUAL (refer to BCA58)

SEATTLE ART MUSEUM - NORTHWEST ARTISTS EXHIBITIONS 1914 - 1975
     Refer to NWA BC artists by exhibition
     Refer to NWAA BC artists alphabetically

CANADIAN CERAMICS 1961 (refer to CGP61)

BURNABY NATIONAL PRINT SHOW (refer to BAG61)

CANADIAN CERAMICS '63 (refer to CGP63)

3rd BURNABY NATIONAL PRINT SHOW (refer to BAG65)

CANADIAN FINE CRAFTS 1966:67 (refer to NGC66)

A MODERN LIFE: Art and Design in British Columbia 1945-1960 (refer to VAG04)

THE ORNAMENT OF A HOUSE - FIFTY YEARS OF COLLECTING (refer to BAG17)

References - GENERAL

VISUAL ARTS BRITISH COLUMBIA (refer to VABC77)

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

MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS -
SPRING EXHIBITIONS 1880 - 1970
(refer to MM88)

A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)

A CENTURY OF SCULPTURE (refer to SSBC98)
      Hardman sculpture illust. page 22, also exhibition listings

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      3 references cited for Hardman.

THE LIFE & ART OF FRANK MOLNAR, JACK HARDMAN, LEROY JENSEN (refer to MTP09)

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

THE LIFE AND ART OF HARRY AND JESSIE WEBB (refer to MTP14)

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

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