BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

Dorothy Hensman

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Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts
P.A.S.O.V.A.S.


Dorothy Hensman was a member of P.A.S.O.V.A.S., the Pioneer Art Students of Vancouver Art School, an artist's group formed in 1930 from the students who entered the Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts in its first year and a half of classes in 1925 and 1926.

Hensman started classes at the VSDAA in 1925, while living at 2530 Manitoba Street in Vancouver. She completed first and second year classes, but did not graduate from the art school. She later exhibited in the PASOVAS group exhibitions in 1930 and 1934.

She wrote a small poem, published in the June 1926 issue of The Paint Box, the art school's annual:
      Clover red and clover white
      Down among the grasses,
      Little yellow pansy things,
      Where the wagon passes!
      Little yellow clover, too,
      And tiny flowers of baby blue;
      How I love the sight of you,
      Now I have some glasses!


Exhibitions

DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1930 Nov. 27 - Dec. 7 PASOVAS   Art Club Exhibition Green Meadows
Red Head
Still Life
July Afternoon
The Preacher

References

Clippings

"Margaret Williams and Dorothy Hensman are also represented."
      From "Pasovas Club Has Splendid Annual Show"
      Vancouver Province, November 6, 1934


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