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Obituary from R.C.A. Annual Report 1964-65

     CHARLES HEPBURN SCOTT, A.R.C.A. was born at Newmilns, Scotland in 1880 and died in Vancouver on June 14, 1964. (Editor's note: neither of these dates match dates already given for Scott). He received his education at the Glasgow School of Art from whence he graduated with a Diploma. He made further studies in Belgium, Holland, Germany, and Italy. Later he came to Western Canada where he taught Art first as Supervisor at Calgary 1912-14; Art Supervisor of Vancouver Schools 1914-25, with a three year break to serve with the Canadian Infantry 47th Battalion in France 1915-18. In 1926 he was appointed Director of the Vancouver School of Art (sic) until 1951, when he became lecturer on Art Methods for the Department of Education University of British Columbia until 1947. (sic, 1957).
     Mr. Scott was known chiefly for his portraits. His work was shown in many important exhibitions, including the first Wembley Exhibition (Canadian section) and the Dominion Overseas Exhibition as well as the more important exhibitions in Canada. He is represented in the National Gallery of Canada (drawings) and in the Vancouver Art Gallery (etchings and paintings) and in many private collections, mostly in Vancouver.
     He was a member of the Canadian Group of Painters, B.C. Society of Painters (sic), and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He was elected Associate of the Academy in 1928. (Editor's note: this date does not match information already given.)


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