BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

Pamela M. Regan

1922 -

Vancouver School of Art (graduate)
Coast Group

Pamela Regan was a student at the Vancouver School of Art in 1940-41, and probably graduated in that year.

The City Directory for 1941 lists her as a student, living at 1797 West. 7th Avenue in Vancouver. Also at that address were Frank and Martha Regan, presumably her parents. Frank was employed as a waiter for Canadian National Steam Ships.

In 1942 and 1943 Pamela was working as an artist for the Canadian-Bemis Bag Company at 900 Parker Street. In 1944 she is listed as a tracer for BDD, and in 1945 for BDDNV. She has no employment noted in the 1946 directory, in 1947 she was working as a clerk for War Assets. She also worked as a clerk in 1948, and as a typist in 1949 employed by "C Philp Lad."

She listed herself as an artist in 1950 and 1951, then worked for the Vancouver Barge Transportation Company as a stenographer and PBX Operator until 1955.

She exhibited her work in the B.C. Artists Annual Exhibitions from 1943 through to 1955. She exhibited one painting in the 1947 B.C. Artists Summer Exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and later with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in 1956.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20 VAG   B.C. Artists 12th Annual The Bathers
The Bathers
1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22 VAG   B.C. Artists 13th Annual Bus Stop
Nude Figure
1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21 VAG   B.C. Artists 14th Annual Ornamental Ironworks
Reclining Figure
1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 15th Annual Beach Scene
Nude - reclining
1946 Oct. ? - ? FCA    40 Selections from 15th BCA Beach Scene
1947 July 8 - 27 VAG   B.C. Artists Summer Exhibition Beach Scene
1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12 VAG   B.C. Artists 16th Annual Frew's Beach - Bowen Island
Rowboats
1948 July 27 - Aug. 15 VAG   Stanley Park in Pictures Lost Lagoon
1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 17th Annual The Rock
Snug Cove
1948 Nov. 9 - 28 Coast Group   B.C. Painters The Yellow Bush
Corner House
Picknicking
Waiting
1949 Oct. 8 - 30 VAG   B.C. Artists 18th Annual Fruit and Vegetables
1950 Nov. 28 - Dec. 17 VAG   B.C. Artists 19th Annual Springtime
38th and Lexington, New York

References

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

BRITISH COLUMBIA WOMEN ARTISTS 1885-1985 (refer to AGGV85)

A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)
      Brief entry, two references

B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE death of father, mother, sister (refer to BCVS)

Clippings

"This section, which is above the average in quality, also includes Pamela Regan's "Reclining Figure," with its subtle linear expression; ..."
      From "Graphic Arts and Sculpture Place in Gallery Exhibition" by Palette
      Vancouver Province, September 24 1945

"Pamela Regan, who knows how to combine humor admirably with a well painted decorative canvas, is the winner of a $50 prize with her "Sunday Afternoon.""
      From "Stanley Park Paintings On Exhibition at Gallery" by Palette
      Daily Province, August 2 1947

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