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From 1940 to 1959 Parker wrote an arts column for the Vancouver Province under the pseudonym of Palette.
Parker also exhibited in the 1944 and 1945 British Columbia At Work exhibitions; the 1947 B.C. Artists' summer exhibition; and the juried 1948 17th Annual B.C. Artists exhibition, all held at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
He also exhibited with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in their annual exhibitions in 1942, 1943, and 1949.
He submitted three ink drawings and a drypoint to the 1949 B.C. Graphic exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, only the drypoint was selected for the exhibition.
He signed his early artwork John Parker, then John F. Parker, and then finally J. Delisle Parker.
|1934 October 19 - 28||Paintings & Drawings (80 artworks)||VAG|
|1938 March 8 - 20||Oil Paintings (29 paintings)||VAG|
|1938 July 12 - 27||Six Local Artists (5 artworks)||VAG|
|1939 July 4 - 23||Six Local Artists (5 artworks)||VAG|
|1943 Jan. 29 - Feb. 18||Tunisian Sketches||VAG|
|1951 April 3 - 22||Oils and Watercolors (43 paintings)||VAG|
|1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 9th Annual||Tunisia|
|1942 May 15 - 31||BCSFA 32nd Annual||Sunday in the Park|
|1942 Nov. 3 - 15||FCA Red Cross Benefit||(no information available)|
|1943 May 15 - June 6||BCSFA 33rd Annual||Outside Walls of Sfax|
|The Plum Tree|
|Indian Reservation, North Vancouver|
|Liner in Port|
|1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20||VAG B.C. Artists 12th Annual||Haida Legend: Chief Edensaw's (sic) Canoe|
|B.C. Legend - Early Chinese Explorers|
|1944 July 4 - Aug. 30||VAG B.C. Artists 3rd Annual Summer||B.C. Legend|
|1944 Nov. 21 - Dec. 10||Labour Arts Guild 1st B.C. At Work||Track Gang|
|1945 July 3 - Aug. 26||VAG B.C. Artists 4th Annual Summer||The Philosopher|
|1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21||VAG B.C. Artists 14th Annual||Off Shanghai|
|1945 Nov. 13 - Dec. 2||Labour Arts Guild 2nd B.C. At Work||Landing Fish|
|1946 July 2 - 28||VAG Jubilee Exhibition||The City|
|1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 15th Annual||The Old Carr House, Victoria|
|Ritual Mask Dance, B.C. Indians|
|1947 July 8 - 27||VAG B.C. Artists Summer Exhibition||Land of Hope and Glory|
|The Old Carr House|
|1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12||VAG B.C. Artists 16th Annual||Early Morning, Tunisia|
|1948 May 18 -June 6||BCSFA 38th Annual Exhibition||The Barrier|
|Burrard Bridge, Winter|
|1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10||VAG B.C. Artists 17th Annual||The Canyon|
|On the Thompson River|
|1949 May 3 - 22||BCSFA 39th Annual||Rockbound|
|Evening Surf, Barrier No. 2|
|On the Thompson River|
|Gateway to the Canyon|
|1949 Nov. 22 - Dec. 11||VAG First B.C. Graphic||Towers of Notre Dame (rejected)|
|Tranquil Cove (rejected)|
|Storm King (rejected)|
|1950 April 25 - May 14||BCSA 40th Annual Exhibition||Forbidden Plateau|
|Grain Elevator Forms|
100 YEARS OF B.C. ART (refer to VAG58)
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)
A Collector's Dictionary of CANADIAN ARTISTS AT AUCTION (refer to WB01)
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
7 references cited for Parker.
VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - B.C. ARTISTS FILES (refer to VPL)
"Former Local Artist Coming. John D. Parker, Eminent Painter, Arrives From Paris"
The Times, Victoria B.C., April 26, 1934
"Artist to Give One-Man Show"
The Daily Colonist, Victoria B.C., October 11, 1934
"A Gentleman Adventurer" by Edgar Brown
(newspaper unknown), October 18 1934
"Clever Artist Has Fine Exhibit Displayed Here" by T.H.W.
News-Herald, October 23 1934
"Fine Display of Paintings by J. Parker" by (unknown)
Daily Province, October 24 1934
"Delisle Parker Show at Gallery" by (unknown)
News-Herald, March 1938
"Well-known Vancouver artists recently elected (BCSFA) members
include ... J. Delisle Parker ..."
From "B.C. Artists' Display To Calgary For Exhibition," by Palette Vancouver Daily Province, May-June 1942
" ... Among those contibuting paintings and drawings are: ... John Delisle Parker ... "
From "Noted Artists Offer Paintings For Red Cross" Vancouver Daily Province (presumed), November 1942
"Following his trend in legendary subjects J. Delisle Parker
is showing a large vertical panel called "Drake sees the
Olympics" ... "
From "Notable Exhibits of Artists' Work" by Mildred Valley Thornton Vancouver Sun (presumed), May 1944
" ... Gazing at J.W.G. Macdonald's painting ... are: ... John Delisle Parker ... "
From "For and about WOMEN" Vancouver Daily Province, April 22, 1950
" 'Palette' Exhibit - Paintings Capture Life of Far-Away Places"
Daily Province, Vancouver, B.C., August 26, 1953
"Genuine Romanticism in Parker's Work" by The Critic
(newspaper unknown), (date unknown)
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