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LeRoy Hackett Jensen

August 31 1927 - spring 2005

B.C. Society of Artists
Federation of Canadian Artists
Okanagan Contemporary Artists
Greenpeace

LeRoy Jensen was born in Vancouver in 1927. He attended the Vancouver School of Art from 1948 to 1949. In 1962 he was living in Kelowna.

He exhibited with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts from 1951 to 1953, and from 1956 to 1957. He taught at the University of British Columbia for three years, and also at the Banff School of Fine Arts.

Also, per card file at Vancouver Art Gallery Library:
     VAG annual B.C. Artist exhibitions: 1947, 1953-54, 1956.

In 1977 the artist was living in Vancouver.

He was affiliated with the Limners in Victoria for a while. Although he isn't apparently mentioned in A Passion For Art (1996), a book on the Limners by Patricia Bovey, he is seen on page four of the book in a 1985 group photograph taken at Elza Mayhew's studio.

In 1989 Hackett was one of 97 artists who took part in the Western Canada Wilderness Committee's project to paint the Carmanah Valley. Each artist had one work published in a large book, along with a brief biography and an artist statement. In 2005 he was living on Saltspring Island.

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 additional exhibition listings and biographical information about the artist.

Exhibitions

DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12 VAG   B.C. Artists 16th Annual Salt Spring Island, Early Morning


References - GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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

ART IN VICTORIA: 1960/1986 by Nicholas Tuele and Liane Davison
      1986; ISBN 0-88885-093-X; exhibition held at AGGV July 24 - October 5 1986
      Foreword by Patricia Bovey; Chief Curator Nicholas Tuele
      75 artists represented, works illustrated, brief biographies and artist statements, exhibition list
      Artists include Leroy Jensen, John Dobereiner, Maxwell Bates,
            Myfanwy Spencer Pavelic, Molly Privett

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

References - GENERAL

VISUAL ARTS BRITISH COLUMBIA (refer to VABC77)

THE LIMNERS (refer to LIM86)

CARMANAH - ARTISTIC VISIONS OF AN ANCIENT RAINFOREST
      1989, 168 pages; Western Canada Wilderness Committee; ISBN 0-9692230-5-6
      Includes Foreword by David Suzuki, Preamble by Cameron Young;
            Introduction by Randy Stoltmann, History, Map, Natural History,
            Epilogue by Bruce Cockburn, The project by Arne Hansen, The Art.
      100 B.C. artists participated including LeRoy Jensen, Jack Shadbolt, Gordon Smith
      Brief biography, artist statement, and one work illustrated by Jensen.

A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)
      Brief entry on Jensen with 9 references

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      1 reference cited for Jensen: Macdonald.

THE LIFE & ART OF FRANK MOLNAR, JACK HARDMAN, LEROY JENSEN (2009) (refer to MTP09)

ARTISTS IN CANADA - National Gallery of Canada on-line reference
      Lists artist files on Jensen in 3 locations: VPL, VAG, NGC/CMCP
      Techniques listed as painting, glass painting and staining, mosaic,
            mural painting and decoration, printmaking

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

Clippings

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