BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

Ruth Maud Killam
(m Geoffrey Massey (q.v.))

September 27 1924 - July 4 2011

B.C. Society of Artists

Ruth Maud Killam was the daughter of Lawrence Killam, a "local lumberman" and Edith H. Killam, who was an artist.

She was born in Montreal, and moved with her family to Vancouver in 1925. She exhibited her work in the B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1947, 1949, 1950, and 1951. She also exhibited work with the B.C. Society of Artists in 1952 and 1953.

She took art training at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art, the Banff School of Art, Ontario College of Art, and the Montreal Art Institute.

After a tour of Europe in 1953 she commissioned architects Arthur Erickson and Geoffrey Massey to design a modern home for her. She married Massey and had four children.

She died at Lions Gate Hospital in 2011.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12 VAG   B.C. Artists 16th Annual Life
1949 Oct. 8 - 30 VAG   B.C. Artists 18th Annual Nobel
Market Gardens
1950 Nov. 28 - Dec. 17 VAG   B.C. Artists 19th Annual Ballerinas
Old Tree

References

GENERATIONS - FIVE DECADES OF ART IN WEST VANCOUVER 1912 - 1962 (refer to WVMA99)

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=ruth-maud-massey&pid=152426942

Refer to BIBLIO regarding references in AN ARCHITECT'S LIFE.

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