Bert Quinn

?1907 - ?

Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts

Bert Quinn was probably born in Vancouver in 1907. He was a member of P.A.S.O.V.A.S., the Pioneer Art Students of Vancouver Art School, an artist's group formed in 1930 from the students who entered the Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts in its first year and a half of classes in 1925 and 1926.

Quinn started classes at the VSDAA in 1925, while living at 2544 Cornwall Street in Vancouver. He did not receive a diploma from the art school.

He later exhibited in the PASOVAS group exhibitions in 1930 and 1934.

He exhibited his work in the B.C. Artists annual exhibitions in 1933 and 1934.

1930 Nov. 27 - Dec. 7 PASOVAS   Art Club Exhibition Booklet Cover
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Canmore Briquettes
Brockton Point
U.B.C. Annual
Wash Drawing
Arm Chair Comfort
Campfire Girl
1933 Sept. 22 - Oct. 15 VAG   B.C. Artists 2nd Annual Me
Christina Lake
1934 Sept. 21 - Oct. 14 VAG   B.C. Artists 3rd Annual Brother Peter
M.S. Yngaren
Kitsilano Beach
1934 ? - ? VAG   B.C. Artists Edmonton Exhibition Crevelle


Vancouver School of Decorative & Applied Arts - List of Students


"Other contributors include: ... Bert Quinn ... "
      From "The Paint Box Is Annual of Vancouver Art School"
      unknown newspaper, June 1927

"First prizes for the best costumes were awarded to Miss Theresa Lefurgey in the dress of a boy herald of the time of Charles I, and Mr. Bert Quinn in eccentric costume. Mr. F. Horsman Varley and Mr. J.W.G. Macdonald of the Art School staff were the judges, and the affair was pronounced one of the most original ever staged in the city."
      From "Ogopogo Yawns On Gay Crowd At Bal Masque"
      unknown newspaper, October 20 1927

"... and Bert Quinn by a considerable amount of commercial work which he has been commissioned to do for various Vancouver firms."
      From "Pasovas Club Has Splendid Annual Show"
      Vancouver Province, November 6, 1934