|BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS|
He illustrated the Honor Roll of the Vancouver School Board published in The Gold Stripe, Volume One, Christmas 1918.
Scott exhibited in the 1920 Annual Exhibition of the B.C. Society of Fine Arts, held at the Vancouver School Board offices on Hamilton Street. The same year he was appointed to the Organizing Committee of the B.C. Art League, the group formed to promote the creation of an art gallery and art school in British Columbia.
In 1924 Scott joined W.P. Weston and S.P. Judge in writing the textbook "Drawing & Design - A Teacher's Manual", subtitled as "Manual of Drawing and Design for Elementary and High Schools". This was an authorized text for the Department of Education in British Columbia. At this time Scott was still Supervisor of Art for the Vancouver School Board.
Scott's most substantial and long-lasting contribution to art in Vancouver was his tenure as Director of the Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts. Scott took up the position shortly after the school opened in 1925, and then led the school through thick and thin for many years - through the depression, the Second World War, the return of the veterans, and the start of the baby boom. He kept the doors open, the students painting, and the graduates going out into the world to start their careers, until he himself retired in 1952.
Scott was married to Jean Smith Melvin, the sister of Grace Melvin, who was head of the school's design department for a number of years.
Scott exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts beginning in 1926, continuing until 1952.
In 1927 Scott wrote an article titled Things As They Are, published in the second annual edition of The Paint Box, the art school's student annual, published by the Student's Club.
In 1928 Scott gave a lecture, sponsored by the Vancouver Institute, titled Modern Movements in Art. He gave another lecture for them titled Etchers and Etchings in 1939.
In June 1932 Scott wrote A British Columbian School of Art for the B.C. Teacher magazine. This article was perhaps the first to note that there was some controversy about the art school, which eventually led to the foundation of the B.C. College of Arts in 1933.
Throughout this period Scott also kept up his artistic output, completing many oil paintings, watercolours, drawings in pencil and pen and ink, and a number of etchings, including a series of classical architecture scenes taken from his travels in Europe. In 1932 a folio of eight of his pen and ink drawings was published as Drawings of the B.C. Coast, receiving high praise from Walter J. Phillips who reviewed the publication for a periodical in Winnipeg.
Scott exhibited for many years in the annual B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery, from 1932 to 1950, 1954, 1956-57, and 1960-61.
Lismer further noted in that report:
"Mr. Scott is making excellent use of the grant given to the Art Gallery in Vancouver by the Canadian Committee of the Carnegie fund."
In 1936 Scott donated his "large framed picture" titled "Summer Day" to the Art, Historical and Scientific Association of Vancouver.
In 1940 Scott wrote Vancouver School of Art, a history of the art school to that date, that was published by the Vancouver School Board in FIRST FIFTY YEARS: 1890 - 1940 VANCOUVER HIGH SCHOOLS.
In 1941 he had work in the RCA's 62nd Annual exhibition, held at the Art Association of Montreal.
Scott 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.
Scott exhibited with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in many of their annual exhibitions, including April 1915, September 1920, 1921, and 1922, May 1923, 1924 and 1926, June 1927, May and November 1929, from 1937 to 1947 including 1942 and 1943, 1949, 1950, from 1953 to 1963, and in the Society's final exhibition in 1967.
The Vancouver Art Gallery held additional solo exhibitions of his work in 1947, 1959, and 1989.
Scott was a Protestant, and played golf for recreation. He died in Vancouver in 1964 at the age of seventy-seven.
|1935 Nov. 9 - 24||The Spirit of Savary (18 w/c's)||VAG|
|1943 April 30 - May 13||The Soldier in Training (62 drawings)||VAG|
|1947 Nov 25 - Dec 14||Retrospective Exhibition (102 artworks)||VAG|
|1959 Oct.6 - Nov. 1||Retrospective Exhibition (67 artworks)||VAG|
|1915 April||BCSFA Works by Members||Portrait|
|The Old Mill, Bruges|
|Old Doorway, Rothenburg|
|The Courtyard, Rothenburg|
|The City Gate, Rothenburg|
|Summer Night, Hildesheim|
|1920 September 18 - 25||BCSFA Annual Exhibition||Portrait|
|The Laughing Girl|
|Portrait of Bernard McEvoy, Esq.|
|Beating the H.C. of L.|
|The Hockey Player|
|1921 Sept. 19 - 24||BCSFA 13th Annual||The Pergola|
|"A Garden is a Lovesome Thing"|
|W.P. Weston, Esq.|
|Twilight in the Bow Valley|
|1922 Sept. 16 - 23||BCSFA 14th Annual||Winter|
|The House in the Woods|
|Goodnight to Vernon|
|1923 May 12 - 19||BCSFA 15th Annual||November|
|Winter in the Country|
|Winter in the City|
|1924 May 3 - 17||BCSFA 16th Annual||Study of a Head|
|1926 May 8 - 15||BCSFA 18th Annual||Via Giovanni Dupre, Siena|
|Rue de l'A'no Aveugio, Bruges|
|Ponte Vecchio, Florence|
|1927 June 10 - 25||BCSFA 19th Annual||Snow Caps, Howe Sound|
|Cloud Form, Howe Sound|
|Entrance to Fraser Canyon, Yale B.C.|
|1929 May 18 - June 8||BCSFA 21st Annual||Reflections|
|1929 Nov. 16 - 30||BCSFA Winter Exhibition||Bridge River Country|
|Grizzly Bear Country|
|1932 May - July||VAG All Canadian Exhibition||The New Bridge|
|The City School|
|Old Cannongate, Tolbooth, Edinburgh|
|1932 Oct. 5 - 30||VAG B.C. Artists 1st Annual||Alfresco|
|Evening in the Cabin|
|1933 May 20 - 31||VAG Palette & Chisel Club Exhibition||Evening in the Cabin|
|1933 June 3 - 11||VAG BCSFA 23rd Annual Exhibition||Allium & Tulip|
|Iris & Lychnis|
|Primula & Azalea|
|Rhododendron & Lupin|
|1933 Sept. 22 - Oct. 15||VAG B.C. Artists 2nd Annual||Ships of Yule|
|1934 Sept. 21 - Oct. 14||VAG B.C. Artists 3rd Annual||Anno Domini 1934|
|Joyce at Savary|
|Maligne Lake, Jasper|
|1934 ? - ?||VAG B.C. Artists Edmonton Exhibition||Joyce at Savary|
|1936 Sept. 18 - Oct. 11||VAG B.C. Artists 5th Annual||Anna of the Orchard|
|1936 Oct. 15 - 20||VAG B.C. Artists Chilliwack Exhibition||Storm Overhead|
|1937 April 16 - May 1||BCSFA 27th Annual||Winter Twilight in the Garden|
|Space, Light and Air, Lulu Island|
|Souvenir of Old Flanders|
|1938 April 29 - May 15||BCSFA 28th Annual Exhibition||Riggs Island, Buccaneer Bay|
|The Benchlands, Kootenays|
|1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9||VAG B.C. Artists 7th Annual||Moraine Lake|
|1939 June 9 - 25||BCSFA 29th Annual||Canadian Youth|
|1940 May 17 - June 2||BCSFA 30th Annual||Come Wind, Come Sun|
|The Rolling Road to Ladysmith|
|1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 9th Annual||Sand Dunes At Savary|
|1941 May 10 - June 1||BCSFA 31st Annual||Form Relationships|
|Rocky Mountain Garden|
|The Rolling Road to Ladysmith|
|1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19||VAG B.C. Artists 10th Annual||Light and Space, Cariboo|
|1942 May 15 - 31||BCSFA 32nd Annual||Landscape|
|Fishing Lodge, Cariboo|
|1942 July 7 - Sept. 2||VAG B.C. Artists 1st Annual Summer||Alfresco|
|The Garden of Eden, Banff|
|1942 Nov. 3 - 15||FCA Red Cross Benefit||(no information available)|
|1943 May 15 - June 6||BCSFA 33rd Annual||Quiet Glory|
|Summer Moon, Mt. Edith Cavell|
|Church in the Cariboo|
|The Sun Bathers|
|1943 July 2 - Aug. 25||VAG B.C. Artists 2nd Annual Summer||Canadian Youth|
|1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20||VAG B.C. Artists 12th Annual||Garden of Eden|
|Col. J.P. Fell|
|1944 May 13 - June 4||BCSFA 34th Annual||Chief Khahtshlano (Prop. Kitsilano H.S.)|
|Homage to Victory Gardeners|
|1944 July 4 - Aug. 30||VAG B.C. Artists 3rd Annual Summer||The Garden of Eden|
|Chief Khahtshlano (sic)|
|1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22||VAG B.C. Artists 13th Annual||Rev. A.M. Sanford, B.C. B.D. D.D.|
|1945 May 18 - June 10||BCSFA 35th Annual||Skaha Lake, Penticton, B.C.|
|The Orchard Maiden|
|1945 July 3 - Aug. 26||VAG B.C. Artists 4th Annual Summer||Skaha Lake, Penticton|
|1946 May 31 - June 23||BCSFA 36th Annual||Early Spring in the Garden|
|Penticton Valley from Mt. Munson|
|1946 July 2 - 28||VAG Jubilee Exhibition||Alfresco|
|1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 15th Annual||The Accordionist|
|1946 - 47||Federation of Canadian Artists
Travelling Exhibition #2
|Red Mountains, Garibaldi Area|
|Mist, Snow and Ice|
|Mt. Garibaldi, Southern Slope|
|Pyramid Mountain, Garibaldi Park|
|1947 May 9 - June 1||BCSFA 37th Annual||Timberlands|
|Suburbia in Cubism|
|Whaling Station Bay, Hornby Island|
|1947 July 8 - 27||VAG B.C. Artists Summer Exhibition||Timberlands|
|1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12||VAG B.C. Artists 16th Annual||Morning Tea|
|1949 May 3 - 22||BCSFA 39th Annual||The Merry Jetty|
|1950 April 25 - May 14||BCSA 40th Annual||Portrait 1920|
|1950 Nov. 28 - Dec. 17||VAG B.C. Artists 19th Annual||Spring Song|
|Woods and Path|
SOUVENIR CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITIONS
OPENING THE NEW VANCOUVER ART GALLERY (refer to VAG51)
3rd BC GRAPHIC & CANADIAN SOCIETY OF GRAPHIC ART (refer to BCG57)
100 YEARS OF B.C. ART (refer to VAG58)
Includes introduction to Early B.C. Painting and Sculpture by Scott
Two works by Scott in the exhibition
B.C. PAINTINGS BURNABY 58 (refer to BAG58)
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM - 47th ANNUAL NORTHWEST ARTISTS EXHIBITION (refer to SAM61)
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM - 48th ANNUAL NORTHWEST ARTISTS EXHIBITION (refer to SAM62)
SPRING EXHIBITION - FCA - BC REGION (refer to FCA64)
4th BURNABY NATIONAL PRINT SHOW (refer to BAG67)
THE ETCHING REVIVAL (1852 - 1936)
Collections of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Number 8
Not dated, no ISBN; 24 pages; includes Introduction (author not listed)
Brief biographical information on artists including Charles H. Scott and E.J. Hughes
C.P.R. Hotel, Vancouver 1927 in exhibition, not illustrated in catalogue
CONTEMPORARIES OF EMILY CARR IN BRITISH COLUMBIA (refer to SFU74)
PRINTMAKING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA 1889-1983 (refer to AGGV83)
VANCOUVER: ART & ARTISTS 1931 - 1983 (refer to VAG83)
OUR CHANGING LANDSCAPE (2008) (refer to BAG08)
VANCOUVER CITY SCHOOLS - TRUSTEES ANNUAL REPORT 1915
13th Annual Report; Published by the Board of School Trustees, City of Vancouver
108 pages illustrated; soft cover illustrated with 1915 drawing by Scott
Includes Report on Drawing by Scott, page 44, written just before his departure to Europe with the C.E.F.
and VSB Honor Roll by the Editor, re Scott painting for Canadian Expeditionary Force (illustrated full page).
Also complete statistics on students, attendance, buildings, teachers, courses, etc.
VANCOUVER CITY SCHOOLS - TRUSTEES ANNUAL REPORT 1919
17th Annual Report; Published by the Board of School Trustees, City of Vancouver
106 pages illustrated; soft cover illustrated with 1915 drawing by Scott
Includes Report on Drawing by Scott
First report by Scott after his return from World War One.
THINGS AS THEY ARE by Charles H. Scott
The Paint Box, Vol 1 Number 2, June 1927; VSDAA
THE PICTURE AND THE POINT OF VIEW by Charles H. Scott
B.C. Teacher magazine, September 1927
A BRITISH COLUMBIAN SCHOOL OF ART by Charles H. Scott
B.C. Teacher magazine, June 1932
Attendee at the 1935 Vancouver School of Art Summer Camp
(refer to SUMMER SKETCHING CAMP - SAVARY ISLAND)
THE SAVARY PUDDING folio by Frederick
A. Amess, private collection.
Original drawings, paintings and text by Amess, C.H. Scott, Grace Melvin,
H. Mortimer Lamb, Plato von Ustinov, and other students and visitors.
June 1935 (various dates), June 1939 (various dates)
52 loose 12"x18" sheets of brown sketch paper
FIRST FIFTY YEARS 1890 - 1940 VANCOUVER HIGH SCHOOLS
Published by Vancouver School Board, 1940
No ISBN, hardcover, 160 pages. Illustrated b&w photographs.
Includes history of Vancouver School of Art by C.H. Scott
ART TEACHING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA by Charles H. Scott
The School magazine, March 1940, pp. 613-616
WHO'S WHO IN NORTHWEST ART (refer to WWNA41)
A SHORT ART HISTORY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA by Charles H. Scott
Behind The Palette, 1947; VSA
A Personal Response to the B.C. Scene by (editor)
Canadian Art magazine, Vol. 5 No. 4, Spring-Summer 1948, p. 196-97; 2 illustrations
ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS - REPORT FOR 1964-65
1965; no ISBN; 14 page pamphlet
List of officers, members, academicians deceased, President's Report, balance sheet
Includes obituary for Scott
THE FINE ARTS IN VANCOUVER, 1886 - 1930 (refer to THOM)
Represented by The Gallery of the Golden Key (refer to GGK)
CREATIVE CANADA - Volumes One & Two (refer to CC71)
Includes one full column of abbreviated information about Scott
THE MOUNTAINS AND THE SKY by Lorne E. Render
1974, Glenbow-Alberta Institute; published by McClelland and Stewart West
ISBN 0-7712-1001-2; 224 pages, illustrated throughout in colour and b&w
Includes biographical information on Scott and 4 of his paintings illustrated
ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS ASSOCIATION - List of Exhibitors
THE DICTIONARY OF BRITISH ARTISTS 1880 - 1940 (refer to DBA76)
ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979 (refer to RCA81)
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS -
SPRING EXHIBITIONS 1880 - 1970 (refer to MM88)
DEAR NAN - Letters of Emily Carr,
Nan Cheney and Humphrey Toms
1990, edited by Doreen Walker; 436 pages
University of British Columbia Press; ISBN 0-7748-0348-7
250 letters transcribed, includes extensive biographical notes, excellent index
Numerous references to Scott, apparently disliked by both artists.
VANCOUVER ARTIST: Charles Hepburn Scott
1996 September; by Michael Clark, Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design.
Visions newsletter, Volume 3 Issue 1, page 2.
One page biography with 1 illustration of his work.
ART BC: MASTERWORKS FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA (refer to ARTBC00)
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
13 references listed for Scott.
A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS
(refer to M)
One and a half pages of references to the artist.
THE FECKLESS COLLECTION (refer to FECK18)
VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - B.C. ARTISTS FILES (refer to VPL)
GREATER VANCOUVER ART GALLERIES 1954-2020
(refer to GVAG20)
2 references to Scott.
B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE death (refer to BCVS)
"Charles H. Scott in his crayon drawing of "Sarah" presents us with an Indian face
depicted with much solidity and (resemblance?); it also display considerable character."
From "With The B.C. Artists", by "A Visitor"
Vancouver Daily Province, September 27, 1916
"Though but a small organization, numerically considered, the B.C. Society of
Fine Arts has had the honor of contributing its quota of members to engage
in the determined and now successful fight for freedom and civilization. It
may be said that all those belonging to this artistic fraternity have helped
in various ways, but those marked out for special recognition are:
C.H. SCOTT - A student of South Kensington, and afterwards in France and Belgium, he was employed when he came to Vancouver, as supervisor of drawing by the School Board, a position he filled with much credit. Enlisting in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, he left B.C. in the early days of the war, and was wounded on the Western Front, where he bravely distinguished himself."
From Honor Roll - B.C. Society of Fine Arts
The Gold Stripe, Volume One, Christmas 1918
"There is a pastel head of a girl by C.H. Scott which has been much admired.
Though a small picture it is full of life and expression."
From "Local Work is on View" by Bernard McEvoy
Vancouver Daily Province, October 2 1919
"The committees which will be recommended to the League were named as follows:
... C.H. Scott ..."
From "B.C. Art League Committees Are Active" by (unknown)
Western Woman's Weekly, October 9, 1920
"The other picture that most appeals to me is No. 107, "Twilight in
the Bow Valley," by Charles H. Scott. It is
a poem in greens, the greens of old trees, water, a shaded moon and
the peace of an autumn evening. ... (continues).
From "Pictures at B.C. Fine Arts", by J. Butterfield
Vancouver Daily Province, September 19 1921, page 12
"In the fascinating line of garden landscape C.H. Scott, B.C.A., had a
couple of watercolours that were full of summer sunshine and exhibited a technique
at once masterly and pleasing."
From "By the Way in Art" per B.C. Art League
Vancouver Daily Province, Thursday October 6 1921, page 12
"The trend towards modernism is perhaps most emphatic in the five striking
paintings by Charles H. Scott. It shows that he has
entirely forsaken the old paths and now prefers that which is symbolic to that
which is anything approaching to an actual portrayal of nature. There is no
mistaking the fact that these five pictures give initiated observers certain
sensations of grandeur and sublimity. Moreover, it can not be doubted that they
are resplendent in gorgeous color. They may also be considered decorative in
effect, but the opinion of the unbiased Philistine observer will probably be
that they go a little too far in the direction of a wilful obscurity."
From "B.C. Society of Fine Arts" by Bernard McEvoy
Vancouver Daily Province, April 28 1928
"Charles H. Scott, head of the Vancouver School of Decorative
and Applied Arts, is a Scotch artist of sound and thorough training. He is
building up a live and vigorous school of art, with a large enrolment of students,
that will result in a group of interesting and competent painters on the West Coast."
From Canadian Landscape Painters, Albert H. Robson; page 190
The Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1932
"This year Charles H. Scott,
director of the Vancouver Art School, has chosen Savary
Island for the third annual summer session, and pupils will leave June 9,
returning to Vancouver on June 20."
From "In The Domain of Art" Vancouver Province, May 5 1934
"WHAT was Mr. Scott doing on the top floor
Friday nite? We object! And so does our Chaperone. Which reminds us,
why is Mr. Twizell on the top floor, and
what excuse has he to offer for this one? And what about these mysterious
car trips? We are thirsty too. What's wrong with our local Tarzans?
Next time we'll ask the mates when speed is required in transporting
Savary Pudding, June 15 1935
"Spirit of Savary at Art Gallery"
From "Daily Province", November 9, 1935
"Owing to pressure of other work. Mr. Charles H. Scott,
who has voluntarily edited the Gallery Bulletin since its inception in 1933, feels
it incumbent on him to relinquish his position. Beginning with this issue,
Mr. A.S. Grigsby will assume the Bulletin's editorial duties."
From Vancouver Art Gallery Bulletin, Vol. 4 No. 3 November 1936
"Winner jubilant. Angry mob storms ship deck with cries of Unfair!
Fake! Phooey! Mid-Pacific - By Direct Wire - An unknown farmer
from Marpole burst into the nation's headlines yesterday when
happy, carefree Chuck Scott was told he had won the Grand Camp
Sweep. But just as the triumphant smile had crashed across his
olfactory promontory and assaulted his lower jaw into a howling
retreat from his gleaming upper bridgework, cries arose from
below as an angry mob stormed the deck where he stood. They
shouted loudly of unfair play. Scott, they claimed, had had inside
information. The prize, they asserted, belonged to the popular
Deacon Arthur Mortuary who had been clocked two minutes too soon.
MUTINY OVER THE BOUNTY
A puzzled, hurt look like a cold wind, sweeping clouds across mountain and chasm, twinged Chuck's sturdy features, a tear gathered, his pine-clad brows, as if bearing too great a weight of human sorrow, fell over his incredulous eyes. He faced the crowd, firm as a haggis, and asked paintively - "Who! ME?" "
From "Scott Wins Sweep"
Savary Pudding, June 3 1939
"Happy Chuck Scott, thrust over night down the public throat, was
"I will hang on!" he states. I am glad I did not sell out my half-interest for five thousand. I shall now send my two daughters to college. I can now buy the little house by New Westminster I have longed for and have two eggs for breakfast. And, he added as an afterthought, "Who is this Deacon Mortuary?" "
From "Farmer Remains Adamantine"
Savary Pudding, June 3 1939
"Mr. Scott delivered an interesting lecture on Friday evening before a
tired audience. Two persons were completely bowled over by the speaker's
eloquence & were later put to bed where they slept more comfortably."
From "Lecture on Art"
Savary Pudding, June 3 1939
"With all this beauty round us we all feel that the men could do a little painting up. May we suggest:
1. Plucked and arched eye-brows for the Scott
2. Sanguine finger and toenails for Mr. A-mess
3. Hot oil and Henna rinse for Shaggy-Shad
4. A pin-curl special for Mr. Mortuary
5. Rubinsteinís Plastic Pack for More Míduke Lamb
6. AND ONE THING WE ARE SURE OF Ė (to reduce the Fire Hazard)
the Baronís eyelashes singed, dimples blacklisted, perhaps Solitary Confinement."
From "BEAUTY SUGGESTIONS"
Savary Pudding, June 6 1939
"Charles H. Scott, A.R.C.A., presents in a richly painted
landscape a new and most successful innovation in treatment."
From "B.C. Society of Fine Arts Display Sets New High Mark," by Palette Vancouver Daily Province, May 16, 1942
" ... Among those contibuting paintings and drawings are: ... Chas. H. Scott, ARCA ... "
From "Noted Artists Offer Paintings For Red Cross" Vancouver Daily Province (presumed), November 1942
"Among other prominent exhibitors are ... Charles H. Scott ...
From "Summer Show at Gallery Major Event for Art Lovers," by Palette Vancouver Daily Province, July 7, 1943
"As a result of a ballot taken in respect of nominations
previously secured by public announcement, three artist members,
Mr. Lawren Harris, Mr. C.H.
Scott, A.R.C.A., and J.W.G. Macdonald, headed
the poll by large majorities."
From "Re: 13th Annual B.C. Artists' Exhibition" by A.S. Grigsby.