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Dr. Erich (Eric) Loewe

October 26 1892 - August 2 1967

B.C. Society of Artists (Member)
Federation of Canadian Artists (Member)
German Canadian Art Society (former President)
Canadian Art Teachers' Society

Erich (Eric) Loewe was born in Munich, Germany, and studied art in Munich, Paris, and Rome. He came to Canada in 1940, settling in Vancouver. One of his first commissions was for the Shaughnessy Military Hospital on Oak Street in Vancouver. He was also employed at the hospital as an art therapist.

He exhibited in a number of the annual B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery, from 1946 to 1948, 1950 to 1952, 1954, and 1956.

Loewe exhibited with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in a number of their annual exhibitions from 1947 through to 1962 and in 1967.

Loewe was married to Luise Arndt. He died of cancer in Vancouver in 1967 at the age of 76. His occupation was noted as "teacher, art therapy, Pearson Hospital" from which he retired in August 1966 after 22 years.

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1949 Feb 8 - 27 Watercolours VAG

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 15th Annual Portrait of Louisa H.
1947 May 9 - June 1 BCSFA   37th Annual Pacific Coast
Girl with Oar
1947 July 8 - 27 VAG   B.C. Artists Summer Exhibition Girl With Car
1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12 VAG   B.C. Artists 16th Annual Pacific Coast
Girl in Den
1948 May 18 -June 6 BCSFA   38th Annual Old World
1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 17th Annual In Vancouver's West Coast Woolen Mills
Winter Scene in Vancouver Westend
1949 May 3 - 22 BCSFA   39th Annual Spring is Coming
1949 Nov. 22 - Dec. 11 VAG   First B.C. Graphic Barbara (did not come in)
1950 April 25 - May 14 BCSA   40th Annual In A Kerrisdale Garden
1950 Nov. 28 - Dec. 17 VAG   B.C. Artists 19th Annual "Hofgarden" in Munich
Helga of Norway

References

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

A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      1 reference cited for Loewe: Macdonald listed above.

A MODERN LIFE: Art and Design in British Columbia 1945-1960 (refer to VAG04)

VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - B.C. ARTISTS FILES (refer to VPL)

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

Clippings

"However, one can not omit mentioning ... pictures by ... Eric Loewe, ... (continues)"
      From "Lively Spirit Pervades B.C. Artists' Exhibition" by Palette. Vancouver Daily Province, May 3 1949


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