BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

Maud(e) de Kirkby Paget (nee Lumb)
(m Arthur E.M. Paget)

May 19 1874 - September 28 1967

Island Arts and Crafts Society
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria


Maud de Kirkby Paget was born in Preneth, England, and lived most of her life in Victoria, moving there by 1920. She studied commerical art and was an artist for the Hudson's Bay Company in Winnipeg, and for Spencer's Department store in Vancouver.

She showed work in the B.C. Artists Christmas exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1933 and 1934.

In Victoria she became known for her miniatures, and exhibited in at least 2 jury shows at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. She received commissions for her miniatures until eye strain forced her to turn to portrait and landscape work.

A large number of her watercolours came up for auction in Vancouver around 1998, selling for $100.00 each on average. The Editor purchased one for $10.00 that he liked but was unsigned, although it turned out to be signed upper left with the signature obscured by the matte (see below).

Also, per McMann card file at Vancouver Art Gallery Library:
     Island Arts and Crafts Club: 1920 - 1936

Exhibitions

DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1933 Mar. 3 - 15 VAG   IACS Vancouver Island Exhibition Boy's Portrait
Helen, a Jewish Maiden
1933 Dec. 1 - 17 VAG   B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition Primroses
The Olympics in the Morning
Spring
1934 Dec. 4 - 16 VAG   B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition Wild Water Lillies
Petunias
1939 Mar. 14 - 26 VAG   IACS Vancouver Island Exhibition Head Study (Egg Tempera)
Flower Study

References

ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY - List of Exhibitors

AN EXHIBITION OF OUR COLLECTION OF
EARLY WESTERN CANADIAN WATERCOLORS
(refer to UL78)

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

BRITISH COLUMBIA WOMEN ARTISTS 1885-1985 (refer to AGGV85)

A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)

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

CITY & PROVINCIAL DIRECTORIES 1921 Victoria (refer to DIR)

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

Clippings

" ... Maude de K. Paget, and others are exhibiting in the various classes."
      From "Bargains in Art"
      Vancouver Sun, December 1, 1933

"Miniatures Were Her Forte"
      Victoria Colonist, September 30, 1967

"Well Known Artist Dead at 93"
      Victoria Times, September 29, 1967

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