|BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS
Recognition of Western talent continues. In the recently-opened Sixty-second
annual exhibition of the Royal Canadian Academy in Toronto
appears the largest number of works by British Columbia artists ever displayed
in this important show. Eleven exhibits were accepted this year in contrast
with two a year ago.
Mildred V. Thornton, of Vancouver, has just held a one-man show in Toronto which received much praise, and many works by B.C. artists have found eastern or American purchasers during the past six months.
Among the large canvases accepted for this year's R.C.A. exhibition are J.W.G. Macdonald's strong decorative oil of the Rockies entitled "Mount Hungabie," shown here a few weeks ago in the B.C. Artists annual exhibition; two big oil paintings by W.P. Weston, A.R.C.A., entitled "Dead Pine, Horseshoe Bay" and "B.C. Coast Scene"; and Paul Rand's "Coal Diggers", which created much favorable comment here some years ago.
W.P. Weston's "B.C. Coast Scene" is among the exhibits selected for the travelling show of the Royal Canadian Academy which, as in previous years, will come to Vancouver during the winter.
Other works accepted include: two drawings by J.L. Shadbolt, a large watercolour "Peaks of Jasper", a self-portrait in oils by R.S. Alexander, an oil and a watercolour by Charles H. Scott, A.R.C.A., and a dry point of his father by Paul Goranson.
Wood Carvings Shown. Oils, Water Colors
A group of wood carvings by Lilias Farley now on display
at Harry Hood's Art Emporium, again
gives evidence of the skill of a creative local artist. The archaic simplicity and
decorative value of these charming small sculptures suggest in style both a modern
trend and influence of early gothic.
Mildred Valley Thornton fills a room at the Gallery
with numerous watercolors. In another room this well known member of the Vancouver
art world completes her current display with a display of oil paintings.