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Harley Walter Blair Parker

April 13 1915 - March 3 1992

Canadian Society of Graphic Arts (President)

Harley W. Parker was born in Fort William, Ontario. He was educated at the Ontario College of Art, and at Black Mountain College.

He exhibited work in the 1944 and 1945 B.C. Artists annuals, and in the 1944 and 1945 British Columbia At Work exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

After the war he taught at the Ontario College of Art from 1947 to 1957, and was head of Design at the Royal Ontario Museum from 1957 to 1967. He shared a Chair at Fordham University with Marshall McLuhan in 1973, and was research associate at the University of Toronto in 1974. In 1977 he was living in Winlaw, and he died in Vancouver in 1992 at the age of 76, where he was living at 1655 Barclay Steet. He was survived by his wife Mary Gibson.

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1943 Oct 29 - Nov 24 Harley Parker & Cliff Robinson (41 pictures) VAG
1945 July 24 - August 5 H. Parker, C. Robinson, D. Willis (46 pictures) VAG

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22 VAG   B.C. Artists 13th Annual Portrait No. 6
1944 Nov. 21 - Dec. 10 Labour Arts Guild   1st B.C. At Work Building a Dummy
1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21 VAG   B.C. Artists 14th Annual Biscuit Factory
V.J. Night in Chinatown
1945 Nov. 13 - Dec. 2 Labour Arts Guild   2nd B.C. At Work Lumber Mill
Five O'Clock Whistle
Biscuit Factory

References

3rd BC GRAPHIC & CANADIAN SOCIETY OF GRAPHIC ART (refer to BCG57)

THE SHELL CANADA COLLECTION (refer to SHEL77)

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 of information, numerous references

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
     4 references to Parker including M, MM, RCA (but not SHEL77).

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

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

Clippings

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