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Emily Sartain (Miss)

May 15 1903 - July 18 1990

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Miss Emily Sartain was born in England, and was known for her drawings and watercolours of flowers.

She arrived in Vancouver in 1939, and had a number of solo exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery from 1939 to 1944, typically exhibiting floral watercolours.

She exhibited her work in the B.C. Artists annuals in 1939 and 1940.

She 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.

She died in Victoria in 1990. A website was created for her in 2013, refer to emilysartain.ca.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1939 July 18 - Aug. 13 Solo Exhibition - Watercolours Vancouver Art Gallery
1940 May 21 - June 2 Exhibition of Flower Paintings Vancouver Art Gallery
1941 Aug. 26 - Sept. 7 Exhibition of Flower Paintings Vancouver Art Gallery
1944 Jan. 14 - Feb. 3 Solo Exhibition (56 paintings) Vancouver Art Gallery

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8 VAG   B.C. Artists 8th Annual Water-Lilies
Dogwood
1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 9th Annual Daintiness
My Lady's Gardenias
1942 July 7 - Sept. 2 VAG   B.C. Artists 1st Annual Summer Bird of Paradise
1946 July 2 - 28 VAG   Jubilee Exhibition Shades of the Zuider Zee

References

WHO'S WHO IN BRITISH COLUMBIA 1944-45-46
      A Record of British Columbia Men and Women of Today
      S. Maurice Carter Editor & Publisher
      Copyright 1945, printed by Atlas Printers, Vancouver B.C.
      312 pages, hardcover; index of names (14 pages), biographies (290 pages)
      list of abbreviations (2 pages), advertising including the only portrait in the book
      Includes reference to Emily Sartain

VISUAL ARTS BRITISH COLUMBIA (refer to VABC77)

PLANTAE OCCIDENTALIS - 200 Years of Botanical Art in British Columbia
      1979, By Maria Newberry House, The Botanical Garden, U.B.C., Technical Bulletin No 11
      Exhibition catalogue, illustrated; list of works; ISSN 0703-1432
      Includes Introduction to the Art; A Historical Overview of Botanical Art in B.C.
      Extensive list of references; ethnobotanical commentary on plants in the exhibition.
      Includes biographical information and 3 works illustrated by Sartain

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

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

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      1 reference cited for Sartain.

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

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

Clippings

"Flower Artist Self-Taught" by (unknown)
      Daily Province, July 19 1939

"Two Fine Water Color Exhibits" by (unknown)
      Vancouver Sun, July 21 1939

"New Emily Sartain Art Exhibit Opens" by (unknown)
      Vancouver Sun, May 22 1940

"Floral Paintings Now At Gallery" by (T.H.W.)
      News-Herald, May 24 1940

"Flower Artist" (photograph)
      Daily Province, June 4 1940

"Among other prominent exhibitors are ... Emily Sartain ... (continues)
      From "Summer Show at Gallery Major Event for Art Lovers," by Palette
      Vancouver Daily Province, July 7, 1943


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