Art & Artists in Exhibition: Vancouver 1890 - 1950
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Patric (Mrs. Ruth Patric McPherson)
(married John Alexander PcPherson)

March 30 1897 - February 18 1985

Federation of Canadian Artists (Exec. B.C. Region 1947-49)

Mrs. Ruth Patric McPherson, who exhibited in Vancouver under the name Patric, was born in Winnipeg. Her father was John Haney, and her mother Sarah Jane Weatherall. Patric studied at the Victoria School of Art under Ina Uhthoff, and then part time at the Vancouver School of Art.

She exhibited in the B.C. Artists annual exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1944, 1945, from 1947 to 1952, and in 1957.

Patric was on a list titled "Leading Vancouver Artists," provided to the Labour Arts Guild on April 10, 1946 by the Vancouver Art Gallery to assist in the Guild's call for entries to the second annual B.C. At Work exhibition.

She exhibited with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in their 39th Annual Exhibition in 1949. She later exhibited with the group from 1951 to 1960.

She submitted four drawings to the 1949 B.C. Graphic exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, one of them was selected for the exhibition. She was living in Vancouver.

She had solo exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1946, and again in 1950 when she exhibited a collection of casein gouache works.

She also exhibited with the Art Association of Montreal (see McMann).

She died in Victoria in 1985, where she was living on Cadboro Bay Road.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1946 April 2 - 21 25 pictures VAG
1950 Mar. 28 - Apr. 16 Patric - Solo Exhibition VAG

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22 VAG   B.C. Artists 13th Annual Quiet Please
Sound
1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21 VAG   B.C. Artists 14th Annual R.R.I.V.I.
Beached
1945 ? - ? FCA   B.C. Artists Selections from 14th Ann. R.R.I.V.I.
Beached
1946 July 2 - 28 VAG   Jubilee Exhibition Summer
1946 Aug. 13 - 25 VAG   Stanley Park in Pictures In Essence the Park
For Hire - Lost Lagoon
1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12 VAG   B.C. Artists 16th Annual The Storm
Winter at the Docks
1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 17th Annual The Boy and the Boat
Reclining Figure
1949 May 3 - 22 BCSFA   39th Annual The Secret
The Warp and the Woof
1949 July 12 - July 31 VAG   Stanley Park in Pictures In Harbour
1949 Oct. 8 - 30 VAG   B.C. Artists 18th Annual The Woman Waits
The Tide Is Out
1949 Nov. 22 - Dec. 11 VAG   First B.C. Graphic Winter-set (rejected)
Absalom (rejected)
The First-Born (rejected)
Shamans
1950 Nov. 28 - Dec. 17 VAG   B.C. Artists 19th Annual For I am Desolate, Ps. 25 V.16
Where East Meets West

References

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

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

MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS -
SPRING EXHIBITIONS 1880 - 1970
(refer to MM88)

A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      3 references cited for Patric including Macdonald listed above.

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

Clippings

"Waterfront Caught By Vancouver Artist", by Palette
      From "In The Realm of Art"
      The Vancouver Province, April 1, 1950


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