Art & Artists in Exhibition: Vancouver 1890 - 1950
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Llewellyn Petley-Jones

August 23 1908 - 1986

Edmonton Art Club (Member 1927)
Alberta Society of Artists (Member 1931)
Canadian Society of Graphic Arts
Island Arts and Crafts Society
B.C. Society of Fine Arts

Llewellyn Petley-Jones was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1908, and was largely a self-taught artist.

He had one of the earliest solo exhibitions at the newly-opened Vancouver Art Gallery from November 3 to 12, 1933. Interestingly, although he was still living in Edmonton at the time all the paintings in the solo exhibition appear to have been painted on the West Coast.

From 1933 to 1935 he exhibited work in exhibitions held by the Island Arts and Crafts Society.

In 1934 he moved to London, England, then moved to Paris and set up a studio. He exhibited in major exhibitions there including the Salon D'Autumne. He married and the couple were in Italy when Mussolini declared war, so they had to hastily flee the country. He served in the British Navy during the war, afterwards returning to Canada, where he continued to paint and exhibit.

He exhibited two paintings in an exhibition of the Royal Canadian Academy in 1950.

He exhibited with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in their 1951, 1952, and 1953 annual exhibitions.

He exhibited in the B.C. Artists annual exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery from 1950 to 1953. In the mid-fifties he turned to abstract art.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1933 Nov. 3 - 12 Solo Show Vancouver Art Gallery

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1950 Nov. 28 - Dec. 17 VAG   B.C. Artists 19th Annual "Madronna"
Autumn - Howe Sound


References - MONOGRAPHS

Refer to BIBLIO.

References - GROUP EXHIBITIONS

IMAGES OF THE LAND: Canadian Block Prints 1919 - 1945
      1985; by Patricia Ainslie, Glenbow Museum, Calgary Alberta.
      Includes brief biography and one print illustrated.

GENERATIONS - FIVE DECADES OF ART IN WEST VANCOUVER 1912 - 1962 (refer to WVMA99)

References - GENERAL

ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY - List of Exhibitors

ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979
(refer to RCA81)

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

A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)
      2-1/2 page biography on Petley-Jones and extensive list of references.

A CENTURY OF SCULPTURE (refer to SSBC98)

ALBERT SOCIETY OF ARTISTS - The First Seventy Years
      2000, by Kathy E. Zimon; illustrated b&w with colour section at end
      University of Calgary Press; ISBN 1-55238-034-3
      Includes list of members, executive, exhibitors in selected exhibitions, index
      Brief information on Petley-Jones, one painting illustrated.

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      5 references cited for Petley-Jones.

THE FECKLESS COLLECTION (refer to FECK18)

Clippings

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