BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

James (Jas) John Osborne

February 12 1895 - June 24 1975

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James J. Osborne was born in Eureka, California, although his parents were from Ireland. He worked as a commercial artist, according to his death certificate. He married Olive Beatrice Miller.

He exhibited a sculpture at the Vancouver Art Gallery in the 1st Annual B.C. Artists exhibition in 1932.

In 1932 he was a signatory to an agreement to boycott the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa for their exhibition and purchase policies related to Canadian artists.

He died in Vancouver in 1975.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1932 Oct. 5 - 30 VAG   B.C. Artists 1st Annual Blackfoot Indian
1935 Sept. 20 - Oct. 15 VAG   B.C. Artists 4th Annual Third Beach - Low Tide

References

A CENTURY OF SCULPTURE (refer to SSBC98)

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

Clippings

" ... the 118 artists who have signed the agreement to date ... include ... Jas. J. Osborne ... "
      From "Canadian Artists Unite to Boycott National Gallery," by The Canadian Press
      Montreal Gazette, December 8, 1932


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