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Harry Ernest Jones

August 31 1892 - February 16 1952

Island Arts and Crafts Society
Alberta Society of Artists (Associate Member)

Harry E. Jones was born in Bracknell, Berkshire, England in 1892. He served in World War One in the infantry and the air corps. He came to Canada in 1910, moving to Edmonton where he studied under A.C. Leighton.

He exhibited artwork with the Island Arts and Crafts Society in 1930 in Victoria. He later exhibited in the B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1940, 1946 to 1949, and 1951. He exhibited two sketches with the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1939.

He was a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War Two, serving as a recruiter. He had a solo exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1941.

Jones died in Vancouver in 1954 at the age of 61, according to B.C. Vital Statistics on-line. There were, however, two Harry Ernest Jones listed as passing away, plus one Harry Ernest Jones marrying Gwendoline Rippingale in Victoria in 1929. Cross-referencing the 1892 birth date narrowed down the first conflict, but the 1929 marriage could have been to either Jones as far as the researcher knows now.

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1941 June 24 - July 6 Solo exhibition VAG

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 9th Annual Yellowknife, N.W.T.
Mink Lake, Alberta
Howe Sound - Evening
Howe Sound from Whytecliffe
1946 Aug. 13 - 25 VAG   Stanley Park in Pictures Tea at the Pavilion
At Prospect Point
1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 15th Annual Eagle Harbour
Rehabilitation
1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12 VAG   B.C. Artists 16th Annual Mountain Grandeur, Indian Arm
Homesteader's Trail
1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 17th Annual Emergency Call (Ft. Chipewyan)
Snow Dome from the Rockslide
1949 Oct. 8 - 30 VAG   B.C. Artists 18th Annual Cape St. James, Q.C.I.

References

ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY - List of Exhibitors

ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979
(refer to RCA81)

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

A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)
      Brief biography, three references.

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      2 references cited for Jones, RCA and M above.

Clippings

"RCAF Officer Wins Praise for Exhibit of Fine Paintings" by Palette
     Vancouver Sun, n.d.

"Fine Paintings by RCAF Man Now on Show at Art Gallery" by Mildred Valley Thornton
     The Province, June 27 1941


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