|BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS|
He exhibited in a number of the BCSFA's subsequent exhibitions, and was represented in the retrospective 1960 exhibition.
He showed work with the Vancouver Sketch Club in May and December 1917.
In 1932 he was a signatory to an agreement to boycott the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa for their exhibition and purchase policies related to Canadian artists. He was noted as being a Vancouver artist.
He was also an architect and civil engineer. He died in Vancouver in 1934 at the age of 63.
A memorial exhibition of his work was shown at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1942, consisting of "a selection from the collection of his widow and includes some formalized illustrative designs."
|1942 May 12 - 24||Memorial Exhibition (24 pictures)||VAG|
|1909 April 20 - 28||BCSFA First Annual Exhibition||A Mountain Stream|
|Melting Snow, Grouse Mt.|
|1909 November||BCSFA Second Exhibition||Autumn Evening|
|Saw Mill, Fraser River|
|1910 May||BCSFA Third Exhibition||Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came|
|The Little Rose Carrier|
|Design for Bath Room Window|
|1911 November||BCSFA Fall Exhibition||Dusk|
|1912 Nov. 25 - 30||BCSFA Annual Exhibition||Study of Chinaman|
|Study in Blue and Brown|
|Portrait of Boy|
|Sketch for Gorgon's Head|
|Boy with Hoop|
|1915 April||BCSFA Works by Members||A Mountain Stream|
|Illustration from Isaiah|
|Across False Creek|
|Sunset, Burrard Inlet|
|Silver and Grey, False Creek|
|Mist and Smoke, False Creek|
|The Camp Fire|
|Sketch of Old Stump|
|1916 September||BCSFA - Annual Exhibition||Pacific Coast Mills|
|Color and Cloud|
|The City's Smoke|
|Tana, A Japanese girl|
|1917 May 5||Sketch Club Exhibition||(titles not known)|
|1917 Sept. 14 - 22||B.C.S.F.A. Eleventh Exhibition||Portrait of Mr. Wm. Macdonald|
|Portrait of Corp. Ch. H. Rawson|
|Portrait of Mrs. Norman Hawkins|
|Portrait of Mr. B. Schoch|
|Across Second Narrows|
|1917 December 1||Sketch Club Exhibition||(titles not known)|
|1946 July 2 - 28||VAG Jubilee Exhibition||Landscape|
|1950 April 25 - May 14||BCSA 40th Annual Exhibition||When Day Is Done|
THE FINE ARTS IN VANCOUVER, 1886 - 1930 (refer to THOM)
CITY & PROVINCIAL DIRECTORIES 1918-19 (refer to DIR)
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE death (no certificate) (refer to BCVS)
"(No. 102), I must not forget, however, Mr. J.C. Hawkins' bizarre and beautiful
elfin picture, entitled, "Dusk.""
From "Some Pictures by B.C. Artists" by A.N. St. John Mildmay
News Advertiser, November 21 1911
"An allegorical study, "Dusk," by N.H. Hawkins,
was full of sombre color and mysterious figures."
From "Fine Arts Society Makes Fine Exhibit"
Vancouver Daily World, November 23 1911
"The exhaust steam of the sawmill is also taken advantage of by Mr.
Norman H. Hawkins in his "Pacific Coast Mills", No. 51(?) which is an exceedingly
clever sketch and shows a good eye for values and color, the treatment being simple and
effective, the white boat in the frost affording a good note of contrast. The same
artist has a sincere watercolor entitled "The City's Smoke", No. 67, which, though
sketchy, shows much insight and previous study. The red funnels of the steamer furnish
useful dots of color. The images are well chosen and the bit of rock in the foreground
is just where it is wanted. Mr. Hawkins has also two figure subjects in watercolor, of
which the best is "Tana(?), a Japanese girl". In No. 66 "Color and Cloud" there are
harmonious areas of a rather indefinite character that seem to need a touch of actuality
From "With The B.C. Artists" by "A Visitor"
Vancouver Province, September 27 1916
"Among the exhibitors were ... Mr. Norman Hawkins ..."
From "Social Notes"
Vancouver Daily World, May 7 1917
"At their new quarters in the Victoria block, the Vancouver Sketch Club
had an interesting exhibition on Saturday afternoon. Among the exhibitors were ... Mr. Norman Hawkins ..."
From "Many Visitors At Sketch Club"
Vancouver Daily World, December 3 1917
"Australian artistic training is represented by ... Norman Hawkins ... "
From "Eleventh Annual Exhibition of Fine Arts" by Bernard McEvoy
Studio Magazine, London England, February 15 1918
"For some time the meetings and exhibitions of the club were held at the
studio of Miss Wake, but about two years ago an independent
studio was secured at the present quarters, 342 Pender street west.
This location has become known for its art associations, the building having also
contained the studios of such well known artists as
Mr. Thos. W. Fripp,
Miss Margaret Wake,
Miss Isabel Weir, and
Mr. Norman Hawkins."
From "Sketch Club Is Well Organized" by I.B.
Vancouver Province, July 17 1920
" ... the 118 artists who have signed the agreement to date
... include ... Norman H. Hawkins ... "
From "Canadian Artists Unite to Boycott National Gallery" by The Canadian Press Montreal Gazette, December 8 1932
"Im memory of the late Norman Hawkins a small exhibition of his work
is now on view at the Art Gallery. An architect by profession, Mr.
Hawkins was a prominent member of the B.C. Society of Arts in
its early days. He was an amateur artist of ability, particularly
in the field of "imaginative" work. The present exhibition is a
selection from the collection in the possession of his widow and
includes some formalized illustrative designs."
News Herald, May 19 1942
"Early artists of the first decade included ... Norman Hawkins, Civil Engineer and painter"
From "A Short Art History of British Columbia" by Charles H. Scott
Behind The Palette, June 1947