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Lee moved to Canada in 1899, and exhibited five paintings with the Royal Canadian Academy in 1899 and 1900. He settled in Saskatchewan, but lost most of his possessions in a fire and came west to B.C. by horse and cart. He settled in Chilliwack in 1904, where he painted (specializing in miniatures and landscapes) and taught painting. He was no longer active as an artist in 1941.
He exhibited with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in their September 1921 annual exhibition.
Conflicting dates are given for his death, including 1941 (Langmann and National Gallery Occasional Paper 7), and 1944 (VAG Library index card). B.C. Vital Statistics gives the date definitively as February 2, 1948, at the age of 84, at Chilliwack.
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100 YEARS OF B.C. ART (refer to VAG58)
EARLY PAINTERS AND ENGRAVERS IN CANADA (refer to H70)
THE DICTIONARY OF BRITISH ARTISTS 1880 - 1940 (refer to DBA76)
AN EXHIBITION OF OUR COLLECTION OF
EARLY WESTERN CANADIAN WATERCOLORS (refer to UL78)
ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979 (refer to RCA81)
Two exhibition listings for Lee in 1899 and 1900.
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS
(refer to M)
Contains a short and uncharacteristically vague biography, with one footnote.
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
8 references cited for Lee.
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 Lee page 315.
CITY & PROVINCIAL DIRECTORIES 1905/1910/1912/1931-32/1934 (refer to DIR)
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