|BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS|
He graduated from the Provincial Normal School in 1934. The 1932-33
Annual had the following notes about him:
"John had a part in the Christmas play, has been active in debating, and as a member of the Sketch Club he has shown himself quite an artist. His good sportmanship and sincerity have won him many friends at Normal."
He exhibited artwork in a 1941 solo exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
In 1977 the artist was living in Victoria with his artist wife Maia.
Interestingly, the news item in the 1941 VAG Bulletin states that Ritchel had exhibited work in the BC Artists' exhibitions "on several occasions" when in fact he apparently did not exhibit in them at all (with the possible exception of exhibition catalogues not seen).
|Mar. 18 - 30, 1941||Solo show||VAG|
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS
(refer to M)
One-page bio with references
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
1 reference to Ritchel (Macdonald).