|BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS|
He came to Vancouver in 1900, according to an exhibition information form on file at the Vancouver Art Gallery, although Tippett & Cole note his arrival in Vancouver as 1904 in From Desolation to Splendour. Hood had taken art training at the South Kensington School of Art, but took up the job of piano tuner upon his arrival on the coast.
He exhibited in the 1917 Annual Exhibition of the B.C. Society of Fine Arts, and also provided a painting of Weymes Bay, Scotland, by Robertson, to the loan exhibition. He had work in the Peace Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan in 1921, and the National Gallery Traveling Exhibition, 1936.
Hood exhibited with the Vancouver Exhibition in their 1924 Annual Exhibition. His painting of the C.N.R. Station was purchased by the Exhibition Association for their permanent collection. He also exhibited in the 1925 and 1932 exhibitions, representing the Vancouver Sketch Club.
He exhibited in the Seattle Art Museum's annual Northwest Artists exhibition in 1930.
Hood showed work in the B.C. Artists annual, summer, and Christmas exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery from their beginning in 1932 up until 1952.
He exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy in 1930 (NGC Occasional Paper No. 7); 1935, 1938, and 1939 (McMann RCA). Also in 1938 he exhibited two paintings in the 55th Annual Spring Exhibition of the Art Association of Montreal. His address was given as 1103 Robson Street, Vancouver, B.C. He also exhibited work in Montreal in 1935, 1936, 1939, and 1940.
Hood 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 second annual B.C. At Work exhibition. Later that year he had another solo Exhibition of Paintings at the Vancouver Art Gallery. He was 70 years old at the time.
Island Arts and Crafts Society: 1927-1930
Hotel Vancouver: May 1929
|1936 March 3 - 15||Solo Show||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|1942 Jan 20 - Feb 1||Oils & Watercolours (22 pictures)||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|1946 Nov. 5 - 24||Exhibition of Paintings||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|1916 Sept. ? - ?||BCSFA - Annual Exhibition||The Moloch of the Forest|
|(other titles not known)|
|1917 Sept. 14 - 22||BCSFA Eleventh Exhibition||Portrait|
|Portrait in Profile|
|1920 September 18 - 25||BCSFA Annual Exhibition||Poplars, Lulu Island|
|Morning, English Bay|
|Meadows, Sea Island|
|Summer Morning, Point Grey Rd.|
|Sunshine and Cloud|
|1921 Sept. 19 - 24||BCSFA 13th Annual||Reverie|
|In the Falling of the Year|
|The House on the Hill|
|Bathers, White Rock|
|1922 Sept. 16 - 23||BCSFA 14th Annual||English Bay|
|Beacon Hill Park|
|Hazy Morning, Eburne|
|1923 May 12 - 19||BCSFA 15th Annual||A Backyard of Industry|
|The Lobby, Hotel Vancouver|
|1924 May 3 - 17||BCSFA 16th Annual||Canadian National Station, Vancouver B.C.|
|Portrait of Dr. James Patterson|
|A Byway of Industry|
|In the Chilliwack Valley|
|1924 Aug. 9 - 16||Vancouver Exhibition Annual Exhibition||Chilliwack Valley|
|A By-Way of Industry|
|1925 May 9 - 16||BCSFA 17th Annual||Cottonwoods, Cadboro Bay|
|Where the Trail Turns|
|1926 May 8 - 15||BCSFA 18th Annual||Clearing After Rain, Hope, B.C.|
|Mount of the Holy Cross|
|1927 June 10 - 25||BCSFA 19th Annual||Court House, Vancouver|
|West Window, Christ Church|
|Oak Trees, Beacon Hill Park|
|1929 May 18 - June 8||BCSFA 21st Annual||May Morning|
|Mrs. G. Hutchinson|
|1929 Nov. 16 - 30||BCSFA Winter Exhibition||Cricket Match, Brockton Point|
|Fraser River, Hope, B.C.|
|Mountains, Burrard Inlet|
|1930 May 31 - June 14||BCSFA Spring Exhibition||View of the City|
|1930 Aug. 6 - 16||VanExh Oil Paintings & Water-colours||Cricket Match, Brockton Point|
|Hope, B.C., Fraser River|
|1930 Aug. 22 - Sept. 6||CNE Small Pictures||Spanish Banks, Vancouver|
|1932 May - July||VAG All Canadian Exhibition||Vancouver Island from Sechelt|
|1932 Aug. 29 - Sept. 5||VanExh Vancouver Sketch Club Exhibit||On the Beach|
|1932 Oct. 5 - 30||VAG B.C. Artists 1st Annual||Portrait of a Lady|
|1933 June 3 - 11||VAG BCSFA 23rd Annual||Bill|
|Stephen Calder, Esq.|
|Off Terra Nova|
|Old Barn, Lulu Island|
|Old Tool House|
|1933 Sept. 22 - Oct. 15||VAG B.C. Artists 2nd Annual||Jeanette|
|Tennis Fans, Stanley Park|
|1933 Dec. 1 - 17||VAG B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition||Lost Lagoon|
|1934 Sept. 21 - Oct. 14||VAG B.C. Artists 3rd Annual||Flower Study|
|Through the Screen Door|
|United Church College, University Hill|
|1934 ? - ?||VAG B.C. Artists Edmonton Exhibition||Through the Screen Door|
|1935 Sept. 20 - Oct. 15||VAG B.C. Artists 4th Annual||Old Boats, Kitsilano Reserve|
|Pender St. at Broughton|
|Ships that pass in the day|
|The Flowing Tide|
|1935 Nov. 22 - Dec. 8||VAG B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition||Old Boats, Kitsilano|
|1936 June 26 - July 12||BCSFA 26th Annual||Uplands from Cadboro Bay|
|Low Fuel Supply|
|From My Studio Window|
|The North Window|
|1936 Sept. 18 - Oct. 11||VAG B.C. Artists 5th Annual||Hastings Street West|
|Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria|
|1936 Oct. 15 - 20||VAG B.C. Artists Chilliwack Exhibition||Hastings Street West|
|1937 April 16 - May 1||BCSFA 27th Annual||Portrait, J.W.G. Macdonald, D.A.|
|View on Comox Street|
|1937 Sept. 17 - Oct. 10||VAG B.C. Artists 6th Annual||Dracena|
|1938 Mar 17 - Apr 10||AAM 55th Spring Exhibition||The Red Fence|
|1938 April 29 - May 15||BCSFA 28th Annual||Hydrangeas|
|In Stanley Park|
|In a West End Street|
|The Red Fence|
|1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9||VAG B.C. Artists 7th Annual||Hope Mountain|
|Mill Yard, Vancouver, B.C.|
|The Back Steps|
|1939 June 9 - 25||BCSFA 29th Annual||Yale, B.C.|
|Old Maple Tree|
|1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8||VAG B.C. Artists 8th Annual||In A Garden Fair|
|An Industrial Interlude|
|1940 May 17 - June 2||BCSFA 30th Annual||Still Life|
|Shingle Mill, Vancouver|
|The Amber Bowl|
|Stanley Park Corner|
|1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 9th Annual||Old Helmcken House, Victoria|
|Old Spencer Home, Victoria|
|1941 May 10 - June 1||BCSFA 31st Annual||Still Life|
|M. Lucien Laclotte de L'aeronautique de France|
|The Old Fence|
|A Back Yard, Vancouver, B.C.|
|1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19||VAG B.C. Artists 10th Annual||Betty|
|St. John's Church Hall|
|In a West End Lane|
|1942 May 15 - 31||BCSFA 32nd Annual||Dome Mountain, Lynn Valley|
|The Birth of Autumn|
|1942 July 7 - Sept. 2||VAG B.C. Artists 1st Annual Summer||The Red Fence|
|1942 Sept. 25 - Oct. 18||VAG B.C. Artists 11th Annual||"Joan"|
|1942 Nov. 3 - 15||FCA Red Cross Benefit||(no information available)|
|1943 May 15 - June 6||BCSFA 33rd Annual||Marine Building|
|The Golden Ears, Maple Ridge, B.C.|
|In Goldstream Park, Victoria|
|Church of Our Lord, Victoria|
|1943 July 2 - Aug. 25||VAG B.C. Artists 2nd Annual Summer||The Golden Ears, Maple Ridge B.C.|
|1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20||VAG B.C. Artists 12th Annual||Mount Tolmie, V.I.|
|1944 May 13 - June 4||BCSFA 34th Annual||Elevator|
|Old and New|
|In a West End Garden|
|1944 July 4 - Aug. 30||VAG B.C. Artists 3rd Annual Summer||Mount Tolmie, V.I.|
|1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22||VAG B.C. Artists 13th Annual||Cay (Portrait)|
|1945 May 18 - June 10||BCSFA 35th Annual||House on the Hill|
|Old Cherry Tree|
|1945 July 3 - Aug. 26||VAG B.C. Artists 4th Annual Summer||House on the Hill|
|Old Cherry Tree|
|1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21||VAG B.C. Artists 14th Annual||Mount Stein, Lytton, B.C.|
|1946 May 31 - June 23||BCSFA 36th Annual||Lytton, B.C.|
|The Flowing Tide|
|1946 July 2 - 28||VAG Jubilee Exhibition||The Red Fence|
|1947 May 9 - June 1||BCSFA 37th Annual||The Golden Ears, Maple Ridge, B.C.|
|Spring in the Foothills|
|1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12||VAG B.C. Artists 16th Annual||Old Tree, Stanley Park|
|1948 May 18 -June 6||BCSFA 38th Annual||The North Window|
|In Stanley Park|
|1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10||VAG B.C. Artists 17th Annual||An Old Timer|
|1949 May 3 - 22||BCSFA 39th Annual||Chinese Laundry|
|1949 Oct. 8 - 30||VAG B.C. Artists 18th Annual||Old House, Sea Island, B.C.|
|Car Barns, Vancouver, B.C.|
|1950 April 25 - May 14||BCSA 40th Annual||Tool House, Port Moody|
|Old Barn, Lytton|
WHO'S WHO IN NORTHWEST ART (refer to WWNA41)
SOUVENIR CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITIONS OPENING THE NEW VANCOUVER ART GALLERY (refer to VAG51)
BRITISH COLUMBIA - A CENTENNIAL ANTHOLOGY (refer to BCCA58)
100 YEARS OF B.C. ART (refer to VAG58)
THE FINE ARTS IN VANCOUVER, 1886 - 1930 (refer to THOM69)
ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY - List of Exhibitors
CONTEMPORARIES OF EMILY CARR IN BRITISH COLUMBIA (refer to SFU74)
FROM DESOLATION TO SPLENDOUR (refer to FDTS77)
See biographical summary page 82 and colour illustration page 80.
ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS - EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979 (refer to RCA81)
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS SPRING EXHIBITIONS 1880 - 1970 (refer to
Ten paintings listed in five exhibitions for Hood.
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
1 reference cited for Hood: Who's Who in Northwest Art (should include MM and RCA)
INDEX TO NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA EXHIBITION CATALOGUES and CHECKLISTS 1880 - 1930
2007; ISBN 978-0-88884-835-2; softcover, 514 pages
Published by National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives: Occasional Paper Number 7
Includes essay, catalogues, artist listings, collector listings, bibliography
Reference to Hood page 272.
"Among those whose pictures were sold were ... Harry Hood ..."
From "By the Way in Art" per B.C. Art League
Vancouver Province, Thursday October 6 1921, page 12
"Among several contributions of a high order H. Hood hangs an
interior of the Hotel Vancouver rotunda that marks a new
departure in theme among local artists. He has done it well - whether it was worth
doing or not. A picture of wider scope and greater sympathy by the same artist is
"A Backyard of Industry," where the kindly coloring of time has softened the timbers
and buildings to a brotherhood with the twilight."
From "B.C. Fine Arts Society Exhibition (First Notice)"
Vancouver Province, May 15 1923
"Harry Hood has arrived at a style of his own, which
is very agreeable, and that he has thus arrived so that his pictures would be
known if they were not signed show him to be an authentic artist."
From "B.C. Society of Fine Arts" by Diogenes
Vancouver Province, November 13 1930
" ... H. Hood, ... and others are exhibiting in the various classes."
From "Bargains in Art" by D.S.M. Vancouver Sun, December 1 1933
"Familiar Landscapes by Vancouver Artist" by T.H.W.
News Herald, March 3 1936
"One of the finest examples in the display is Harry Hood's "Open Window"
a treatment of light of remarkable strength. "Choate" (Ed. not in catalogue) is another of his pictures."
From "Leading Provincial Artists Exhibit at Show" by T.H.W.
News-Herald, June 10 1939
"A group of wood carvings by Lilias Farley now on display
at Harry Hood's Art Emporium, again
gives evidence of the skill of a creative local artist. ... "
From "Western Artists Capture Interest At Toronto Show" by Palette
Vancouver Province, November 20 1941
" ... together with oil and watercolour paintings by ...
Harry Hood ... all contribute much to this extraordinary show."
From "B.C. Society of Fine Arts Display Sets New High Mark" by Palette Vancouver Province, May 16 1942
"Harry Hood and S.P. Judge were elected life members."
From "B.C. Artists' Display To Calgary For Exhibition" by Palette Vancouver Province, May-June 1942
" ... also Harry Hood who has recently been
honored by having one of his paintings hung in the Royal Scottish Academy."
From "B.C. Artists Evading War's Responsibility" by Mildred Valley Thornton
Vancouver Sun, September 26 1942
" ... Among those contibuting paintings and drawings are: ... Harry Hood ... "
From "Noted Artists Offer Paintings For Red Cross" Vancouver Province (presumed), November 1942
"Paintings by well known artists include ... Harry Hood ... "
From "Summer Show at Gallery Major Event for Art Lovers" by Palette Vancouver Province, July 7 1943
"Harry Hood displays more and more authority in his sensitive landscapes ..."
From "Notable Exhibits of Artists' Work" by Mildred Valley Thornton Vancouver Sun (presumed), May 1944
"The Society membership has been constantly strengthened in the succeeding years
by the addition of other members, which included in the early years ... Harry Hood ... "
From "B.C. Society of Artists - A History" by J.D. Parker
B.C. Society of Fine Arts 40th Annual Exhibition Catalogue, 1950