|BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS|
He wrote an article titled Art and the Soldier, published in Vancouver in The Gold Stripe, Volume One, Christmas 1918.
In 1920 Leyland was made President of the newly formed Advisory Board of Fine Arts, an organization created to "act in conjunction with the Exhibition Association" to put on an exhibition of art at Hastings Park (now known as the Pacific National Exhibition). He also represented the Art, Historical and Scientific Association of Vancouver on the Advisory Board.
Leyland was also a member of the B.C. Art League, founded in 1920, and was appointed to the Organizing committee 1920.
FROM DESOLATION TO SPLENDOUR (refer to FDTS77)
Refer to Early Art and Framing Stores of Vancouver.
CITY & PROVINCIAL DIRECTORIES 1913-1935 (refer to DIR)
B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE death (no certificate) (refer to BCVS)
"A new fine arts committee for 1924 has been struck as follows: ...
Mrs. R.P.S. Twizell and Mr. James Leyland reresenting the
Art, Historic and Scientific Association ... "
From "Will Feature B.C. Artists"
Vancouver Province, May 10 1924