|BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS|
In 1933 Newcombe had one of the earliest solo exhibitions in the new Vancouver Art Gallery, in fact only the 29th exhibition held there. His work was exhibited in the Lecture Hall. He had another solo exhibition in June 1935.
He moved to Toronto in 1936, and served in the R.C.A.F. during World War Two.
He exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts from 1938 to 1953.
He exhibited in a number of the B.C. Artists exhibitions, from the inaugural show in 1932 up to 1949.
He had work in the 1944 and 1945 British Columbia At Work exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery. His entry forms stated that he was a Sergeant in the R.C.A.F. in 1942, and a Flight Officer in 1944.
He exhibited with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in their 39th Annual Exhibition in 1949 and again in 1950.
Newcombe moved to London, England, where he died in 1969.
|1933 Feb 18 - 28||Solo exhibition||VAG|
|1935 June 21 - 30||Solo exhibition||VAG|
|1944 Oct 31 - Nov 19||Solo exhibition (36 pictures)||VAG|
|1946 Jan 22 - Feb 10||Solo exhibition||VAG|
|1932 May - July||VAG All Canadian Exhibition||Mountain Views|
|1932 Oct. 5 - 30||VAG B.C. Artists 1st Annual||Danish Windmill|
|1933 Sept. 22 - Oct. 15||VAG B.C. Artists 2nd Annual||A Coast Camp|
|In the Tops|
|Rock and River|
|1933 Dec. 1 - 17||VAG B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition||Danish Windmill|
|Sunlight & Shadow|
|1935 Nov. 22 - Dec. 8||VAG B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition||Evening|
|1942 Sept. 25 - Oct. 18||VAG B.C. Artists 11th Annual||P. 40's on Guard|
|Halifax - Job Done|
|1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22||VAG B.C. Artists 13th Annual||Coming In|
|Low Flying - Halifax|
|1944 Nov. 21 - Dec. 10||Labour Arts Guild 1st B.C. At Work||Gantry on Sunday|
|1945 Nov. 13 - Dec. 2||Labour Arts Guild 2nd B.C. At Work||Oil Refinery|
|Gravel Pit on Sunday|
|1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 15th Annual||Street in San Miguel De Allende|
|The Maguey and The Resters|
|1947 July 8 - 27||VAG B.C. Artists Summer Exhibition||Street Scene in Mexico|
|1949 May 3 - 22||BCSFA 39th Annual||The Penitent|
|1949 Oct. 8 - 30||VAG B.C. Artists 18th Annual||Window Dressing|
|1950 April 25 - May 14||BCSA 40th Annual||Lonely Land|
ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979 (refer to RCA81)
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS -
SPRING EXHIBITIONS 1880 - 1970 (refer to MM88)
A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS
(refer to M)
One page biography, numerous references
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
7 references cited for Newcombe.
VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - B.C. ARTISTS FILES (refer to VPL)
"Newcombe Art at Gallery by D.S.M."
Vancouver Sun February 26 1933
" ... W.J.B. Newcomble (sic), ... and others are exhibiting in the various classes."
From "Bargains in Art" Vancouver Sun, December 1, 1933
"No. 52 Evening by W.J.B. Newcombe" by (unknown)
"Mr. Newcombe was born in Victoria, B.C. 1909. Educated at Victoria and Vancouver. No art training. Exhibited at Vancouver, Victoria, Montreal and Toronto. Has sold about 30 pictures. "Evening" was painted at Ladysmith B.C. in February 1935. Mr. Newcombe resides at 1066 Harwood Street."
From "Pictures Purchased From 1935 Christmas Exhibition by Mr. D.N. Hossie"
"Among some of the most striking oil paintings are ...
W.J.B. Newcombe's splendidly composed and emotionally somber
"The Gleaners." "
From "B.C. Industry Lives in Gallery Display" Newspaper unknown, (November 1945)
"However, one can not omit mentioning ... pictures by W.J.B. Newcombe
From "Lively Spirit Pervades B.C. Artists' Exhibition" by Palette. Vancouver Daily Province, May 3 1949