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Clifford Feard (Foard) Robinson

1917 (1916?) - 1992

Alberta Society of Artists
Federation of Canadian Artists

Clifford Robinson was born in Alberta.

He was a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists in the 1940s, registered in Alberta. He exhibited his work in the 1945 British Columbia At Work exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, as well as the B.C. Artists annual exhibitions in 1944, 1945, 1947, and 1961.

He was on a list titled "Leading Vancouver Artists," provided to the Labour Arts Guild on April 10, 1946 by the Vancouver Art Gallery to assist in the Guild's call for entries to the second annual B.C. At Work exhibition.

In 1946 - 1947 he had work in a Federation of Canadian Artists travelling exhibition, and wrote a short statement to explain his work in the show.

He submitted four monotypes to the 1949 B.C. Graphic exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, one of them was selected for the exhibition. He was living in Vancouver.

He exhibited with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in 1951.

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1943 Oct 29 - Nov 24 Harley Parker & Cliff Robinson (41 pictures) VAG
1945 July 24 - August 5 H. Parker, C. Robinson, D. Willis (46 pictures) VAG

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22 VAG   B.C. Artists 13th Annual Sketch
Shacks (Lino-cut)
1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21 VAG   B.C. Artists 14th Annual Soldiers Resting
Composition with Soldiers at Mess
1945 Nov. 13 - Dec. 2 Labour Arts Guild   B.C. At Work Wharf at Steveston
1946 - 47 F.C.A. Travelling Exhibition #2 (titles not known)
1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12 VAG   B.C. Artists 16th Annual Poultry Market, Pender East
Incident
1949 Nov. 22 - Dec. 11 VAG   First B.C. Graphic Forms (rejected)
Malignant Gossip
Composition on an Old Interior (rejected)
At Dawn (rejected)

References

SOUVENIR CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITIONS OPENING
THE NEW VANCOUVER ART GALLERY
(refer to VAG51)

THE SHELL CANADA COLLECTION (refer to SHEL77)

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

PRINTMAKING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA 1889-1983 (refer to AGGV83)

ALBERTA SOCIETY OF ARTISTS - The First Seventy Years
      2000, by Kathy E. Zimon; illustrated b&w, xii + 204 pages + extensive colour section
      University of Calgary Press; ISBN 1-55238-034-3
      Includes list of members, executive, exhibitors in selected exhibitions, index
      Includes reference to Robinson and one linocut illustrated

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
     3 references to Robinson.

VISIONS OF THE WEST COAST - ROBERT ALLER & HIS COMMUNITY (refer to UVIC05)

THE FECKLESS COLLECTION (refer to FECK18)

Clippings

" ... and Cliff R. Robinson is represented by a lively scene, "On the Wharf at Steveston." ... "
      From "B.C. Industry Lives in Gallery Display"
      Newspaper unknown, (November 1945)

"On the walls will be exhibited paintings and photographs by local artists. The display will include works by Cliff Robinson, Dorothy H. Willis, and A. George Bulhak, chairman of executive committee."
      From "In the Realm of Art", by "Palette"
      Vancouver Daily Province, November 13, 1946

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