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William B. Milne

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Alberta Society of Artists

William B. Milne arrived in Canada from England in the late 1930s, according to MacDonald's A Dictionary of Canadian Artists, after studying painting in London and Paris. He took further studies in Canada under A.C. Leighton and A.Y. Jackson.

According to a members list in ALBERTA SOCIETY OF ARTISTS - The First Seventy Years, Milne was a member of the ASA from 1936-1937, then resigned, but rejoined in 1943, 1947, from 1950-52, 1957, and 1961.

He had a solo exhibition of watercolours at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1938. Exhibition information notes that the artist was living in Nanaimo.

He exhibited in the BC Artists annuals in 1938 through 1941, 1947, 1949, and 1950.

He exhibited at the Victoria Art Gallery in 1952, and the Nanaimo Museum in 1968.

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1938 Nov. 8 - 20 Watercolours VAG

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9 VAG   B.C. Artists 7th Annual Bow Falls, Banff
Old Stables, Banff
Near Koksilah, V.I.
1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8 VAG   B.C. Artists 8th Annual The South Downs, Lewes, Sussex
The Straits of Georgia From Nanaimo
A Devon Farmyard
1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 9th Annual The Old Portage House, Nanaimo
Garden of a Sussex Inn
1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19 VAG   B.C. Artists 10th Annual Pilot Bay, Gabriola Island
1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12 VAG   B.C. Artists 16th Annual Grassi Lake, Canmore, Alberta
Saskatchewan R. Valley, Banff, Jasper Highway
1949 Oct. 8 - 30 VAG   B.C. Artists 18th Annual Saskatchewan Glacier
1950 Nov. 28 - Dec. 17 VAG   B.C. Artists 19th Annual Okanagan Vinyard

References

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

A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)
      Brief biography with 1 reference to Nanaimo Times May 22, 1968.

ALBERTA SOCIETY OF ARTISTS - The First Seventy Years
      2000, by Kathy E. Zimon; illustrated b&w, xii + 204 pages + extensive colour section
      University of Calgary Press; ISBN 1-55238-034-3
      Includes list of members, executive, exhibitors in selected exhibitions, index
      Includes Milne on list of members, page 149.

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      1 reference cited: MACDONALD per above.

Clippings

"Exhibitors at Art Gallery" by E.N.B.
    Vancouver Daily Province, Nov. 12, 1938

"Artists represented in the group comprise the following ... W.B. Milne ... (continues)
      From "Maritime Art Association"
      Vancouver Art Gallery Bulletin, November (?), 1939

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