BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

Edith Humphrey Killam
(nee Humphrey, m Lawrence Killam)

November 7 1882 - November 1 1962

B.C. Society of Fine Arts (Member 1926-1937)
B.C. Society of Fine Arts/B.C. Society of Artists: Exhibitor's Timeline
Palette and Chisel Club

Edith Killam was born 1882 in Hampton, New Brunswick. She received European art training, later exhibiting in Vancouver with groups such as the B.C. Society of Fine Arts and the Palette and Chisel Club.

She moved to Vancouver c1913, where she exhibited in the 1932, 1950, and 1951 annual B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Her daughter Ruth Killam also became an artist.

She exhibited in the Seattle Art Museum's annual Northwest Artists exhibitions in 1919.

She first exhibited with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in 1917, then again in 1926 and 1933 (although she was a member of the Society for eight years), and then as an invited exhibitor in 1950, 1952, 1953, and 1954.

She exhibited her artwork at the Vancouver Exhibition in 1930, representing both the B.C. Society of Fine Arts and the Palette and Chisel Club.

Killam died in Vancouver in 1962 at the age of 79 years. Her occupation was noted as "at home."

Exhibitions

DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1917 Sept. 14 - 22 BCSFA   Eleventh Exhibition Carnarvon
The Hardwoods
Frances
Tree Tops
Sunset
Mountains
1926 May 8 - 15 BCSFA   18th Annual On Waverley Road, N.S.
Camp
Clouds, St. John River
Milton Pond, Yarmouth, N.S.
1928 Feb 18 - Mar 18 Palette and Chisel Club   Exhibition Boats, Coal Harbour
Nasturtiums
The Mooring
Old Powder Magazine, Halifax, N.S.
Cove, Buccaneer Bay
Geraniums
At Vaucroft
1930 Aug. 6 - 16 VanExh   Oil Paintings & Water-colours Nasturtiums
Sunshine
1932 Oct. 5 - 30 VAG   B.C. Artists 1st Annual Camp
1933 May 20 - 31 VAG   Palette & Chisel Club Exhibition Geraniums
Tulips
The Cherry Tree
Sunlight
The Blue Bowl
The Garage
1933 June 3 - 11 BCSFA   23rd Annual Poppies
Nasturtiums
Ruth
1950 April 25 - May 14 BCSA   40th Annual Camp Killam
1950 Nov. 28 - Dec. 17 VAG   B.C. Artists 19th Annual Camp Stove

References

SEATTLE ART MUSEUM - NORTHWEST ARTISTS EXHIBITIONS 1914 - 1975
     Refer to NWA BC artists by exhibition
     Refer to NWAA BC artists alphabetically

THE FINE ARTS IN VANCOUVER, 1886 - 1930 (refer to THOM)

ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979
(refer to RCA81)
      Lists entries for Killam in 1924 and 1925 RCA exhibitions.

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

Not listed in McMann's Biographical Index of Artists in Canada.

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 Killam page 299.

B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE death (refer to BCVS)

Clippings

"Among members who have had the advantage of European training in the continental schools are ... Edith H. Killam ..."
      From "Eleventh Annual Exhibition of Fine Arts", Bernard McEvoy
      Studio Magazine, London England, February 15, 1918


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