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Purrott married Laura Elizabeth Morris in Burnaby on May 23 1942. His employment was noted as "Clerk - Wholesale paper" and she was a "Graduate Nurse."
He entered a sculpture titled "Fear" into the juried 12th Annual B.C. Artists Exhibition in 1943, winning a Bronze Medal for it. (Information from VAG Library files for B.C. Artists Exhibitions).
He exhibited in the 1943 and 1944 B.C. Artists exhibitions, the 1944 British Columbia At Work exhibition, and in the 1944 B.C. Society of Fine Arts 34th Annual exhibition.
An interesting piece of paper is in a collection of artwork by Alec H. Dalgleish, inherited by his niece Judith Copithorne (a visual poet). The paper contains a sketch of Mt. Waddington in the Coast Range of B.C., presumably drawn by Dalgleish who was attempting to climb the mountain when he was killed. At the top of the piece of paper is a handpainted square done as a letterhead, which reads: "D.E. Purrott, B.C.C.A., Vancouver British Columbia". B.C.C.A. refers to the B.C. College of Arts Ltd. that Dalgleish attended in 1933 and 1934. The letterhead square is crossed out. There is thus some link between Dalgleish and Purrot, who were probably both students at the B.C.C.A. together. They may have climbed together as well.
Purrott died in Burnaby in 1966 at the age of 51. His occupation was noted as "Layout man - Advertising" at which he had worked up until the day of his death. His wife survived him, employed as a Registered Nurse.
|1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20||VAG B.C. Artists 12th Annual||Fear|
|1944 May 13 - June 4||BCSFA 34th Annual||Bookends|
|1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22||VAG B.C. Artists 13th Annual||Ballerina|
|1944 Nov. 21 - Dec. 10||Labour Arts Guild 1st B.C. At Work||Base Metals|
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