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Peter Winchell Sager

February 23 1920 - November 1985

Northwest Printmakers

Peter Winchell Sager was born in Vancouver, B.C. in 1920. He went to high school in Vancouver at Lord Byng, where he a pupil of Beatrice Lennie. Afterwards he was a pupil at the B.C. College of Arts, and at the Beatrice Lennie School of Sculpture, but was mainly self-taught. He was a sculptor and a printmaker using linoleum blocks.

He exhibited his work at the Toronto Art Gallery, 1939, the Seattle Art Museum, 1937, the Northwest Printmakers 1939, and with the Canadian Society of Graphic Artists. He showed work in the annual B.C. Artists exhibitions in 1935, 1936, 1938, and 1939. He had solo exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1937 and 1940. He exhibited a bronze sculpture at the Montreal Museum in 1964. He was living in Vancouver at that time.

Sager died in Toronto in 1985, according to information provided by Mr. Edward G. Margrett, who donated his research file on Sager to the Sarnia Art Gallery.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1937 Nov. 30 - Dec. 12 Prints & Sculptures VAG
1940 April 2 - 14 Solo show (18 linocut prints) VAG

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1935 Nov. 22 - Dec. 8 VAG   B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition "Village"
Indian Woman, Kneeling
1936 Sept. 18 - Oct. 11 VAG   B.C. Artists 5th Annual The Gathering
Windy Morning
Torso of a Woman
Calm
1936 Oct. 15 - 20 VAG   B.C. Artists Chilliwack Exhibition Windy Morning
1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9 VAG   B.C. Artists 7th Annual Composition
1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8 VAG   B.C. Artists 8th Annual Prelude for Space

References

WHO'S WHO IN NORTHWEST ART (refer to WWNA41)
      Short entry for Sager.

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

MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS -
SPRING EXHIBITIONS 1880 - 1970
(refer to MM88)
      Brief reference to Sager, one bronze sculpture exhibited 1964.

A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)
     Full page of references to the artist.

A CENTURY OF SCULPTURE (refer to SSBC98)

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      5 references cited for Sager: including MM and WWNA above.

VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - B.C. ARTISTS FILES (refer to VPL)

Clippings

" 'Old' at Twenty, Artist Displays City's First Abstract Show" by Doris Milligan
      Vancouver Sun, April 2 1940

"Unconventional Prints On Show" by (unknown)
      News Herald, April 3 1940

"A member of the North-West Printmakers, the present showing consists of prints done by him in an advanced form of abstract design."
      Art Gallery Bulletin, Vol. 7, No. 7


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