John (C.M.) Scott
(also John F. Scott?)


A.B.W.S. (Associate, British Watercolour Society?)
Vancouver Sketch Club
B.C. Society of Fine Arts (Member)

John Scott exhibited his work from 1919 to 1927 in exhibitions of the Vancouver Sketch Club. He also exhibited with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in the May 1925, June 1927, May 1929, and May 1930 Spring Exhibition.

Two men named John Scott were listed as members of the society in the exhibition catalogue for the 1930 Spring Exhibition. One had the letters A.B.W.S. appended to his name (also in the 1925 exhibition catalogue).

He exhibited his work in the annual B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1937, 1939, 1942, and 1947.

His work was also in the 1950 annual exhibition of the B.C. Society of Fine Arts, in the exhibition catalogue he was listed as living in Penticton, B.C.

1919 Sept. 6 - ? Sketch Club    Monthly Exhibition (3 pencil sketches near Capilano)
1920 Feb. 7 Sketch Club    Monthly Exhibition Jean Scott
(several pencil studies)
1920 April 10 Sketch Club    Monthly Exhibition (portrait in charcoal)
(portrait in charcoal)
1920 Dec. 4 - ? Sketch Club    Annual Exhibition (sepia study)
(sepia study)
Portrait of Mrs. Scott
1921 Nov. 5 Sketch Club    Monthly Exhibition (two landscapes)
(two portraits)
1922 April 1 Sketch Club    Monthly Exhibition (watercolour)
1923 March 3 Sketch Club    Monthly Exhibition (small snow scene)
(pen drawing)
1924 Feb. 2 Sketch Club    Monthly Exhibition (Red Cross Nurse)
The Open Road
1924 May 3 - 17 BCSFA   16th Annual Exhibition The Friendly Road
An April Day
Beside Still Waters
1925 May 9 - 16 BCSFA   17th Annual Exhibition Portrait: Miss Beatrice Hay
Idle Boats
"Portrait", Miss Thelma Vance
1925 Nov. 28 - Dec. 5 Sketch Club    Semi-Annual Exhibition (portrait study)
(two watercolour sketches)
1927 April 2 Sketch Club    Monthly Exhibition (titles not known)
1927 June 10 - 25 BCSFA   19th Annual Exhibition Miss Jean Scott
Miss Netta Harvey
1929 May 18 - June 8 BCSFA   21st Annual Exhibition Miss Kate Paige
Miss Evelyn Hanes
1930 May 31 - June 14 BCSFA   Spring Exhibition Entrance to Capilano Canyon
1930 Aug. 6 - 16 VanExh   Oil Paintings & Water-colours Entrance to Capilano Canyon
1937 Sept. 17 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 6th Annual The Gold of Autumn
Kitty Moore
A Native Son of B.C.
Miss Doris Fee
1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8 VAG   B.C. Artists 8th Annual Mount Hector, Alberta
Miss Eleanor Gray
1942 Sept. 25 - Oct. 18 VAG   B.C. Artists 11th Annual "Deena"
1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12 VAG   B.C. Artists 16th Annual Garden Bay
1950 April 25 - May 14 BCSA   40th Annual Exhibition The Bleached Rocks


THE FINE ARTS IN VANCOUVER, 1886 - 1930 (refer to THOM69)


"Three pencil sketches of water scenes near Capilano, executed by Mr. John Scott, elicited much individual praise for their wonderfully executed details."
      From "Sketch Club Opens Winter Season's Work"
      Vancouver Daily Province, September 8 1919

"Mr. John Scott (was represented) by several pencil studies, including a delicate portrait of his little daughter Jean; ... "
      From "Sketch Club Has Resumed Exhibitions"
      Vancouver Daily World, February 9 1920

" ... and Mr. J. Scott, with two clever portraits in charcoal, all helped to keep up the credit of the club."
      From "Art Exhibits Fewer But Maintain Standard"
      Vancouver Daily Province, April 13 1920

"Mr. John Scott shows two engaging examples of his refined work."
      From "Freshness and Vitality in Exhibition of Vancouver Sketch Club"
      Western Woman's Weekly, June 5 1920

"Mr. John Scott's charcoal drawings, most of them done at the evening life class, were exceedingly well done."
      From "Vancouver Sketch Club"
      Western Woman's Weekly, October 9 1920

"John Scott is the only member who works in monochrome. Everyone looks forward to his promised attempts in color which he says will be forthcoming next year. Both of the sepia studies were well liked and the charcoal head of Mrs. Scott was full of feeling and character. He is one of the most enthusiastic workers in the Friday evening sketch meetings."
      From "Annual Exhibit by Sketch Club"
      Vancouver Province, December 6 1920

"The exhibitors were: ... Mr. John Scott, two landscapes, two portraits; ... "
      From "Many View Sketch Club Exhibit and Much Work Shown"
      Vancouver Sun, November 7 1921

"Freshness was the dominating note in Mr. John Scott's watercolor."
      From "Sketch Club Tea Enjoyable Event; Good Work Shown"
      Vancouver Daily World, April 3 1922

"Mr. John Scott has a small picture just inside the door showing a snow scene, its upper part is perfect. He also contributes another pen drawing which for breadth of treatment and the sunshine of its lighting is very satisfying."
      From "Vancouver Sketch Club"
      Vancouver Province, March 5 1923

"Those exhibiting included ... Mr. J. Scott ... "
      From "Sketch Club Semi-Annual Art Exhibition"
      B.C. Ladies' Mirror, December 15 1923

"Still another figure study from life which calls for special attention was Mr. John Scott's water color of a Red Cross nurse, a clean-cut, natural piece of work. The same artist in "The Open Road" was seen at his best."
      From "Sketch Club Exhibit Held"
      Vancouver Daily World, February 4 1924

"A clever portrait study in pencil was shown by Mr. John Scott, who also had on view two sketches in water color."
      From "Private View Precedes Sketch Club Exhibition"
      Vancouver Province, November 30 1925

"John Scott is an industrious member of the club, whose sense of color and accurate drawing, combined with pictorial effect, make his work very interesting."
      From "By The Way In Art"
      Vancouver Province, April 4 1927

"There is clear, fresh color in John Scott's "Bleached Rocks", ... "
      From "Watercolors Highlight of Art Showing" by Mildred Valley Thornton
      Vancouver Sun, May 3 1950

"The Society membership has been constantly strengthened in the succeeding years by the addition of other members, which included in the early years ... John Scott ... "
      From "B.C. Society of Artists - A History" by J.D. Parker
      B.C. Society of Fine Arts 40th Annual Exhibition Catalogue, 1950