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Stone was appointed to the Finance Committee of the B.C. Art League at its formation in 1920.
Stone became the first President of the Vancouver Art Gallery when it was founded in 1931, and travelled to Europe that year with Charles H. Scott to purchase the paintings that would form the nucleus of the gallery's collection. Refer to the Founders Collection for more information on this trip.
When the art gallery began its long series of annual B.C. Artists exhibitions, Stone presented the Beatrice Stone award in 1933 in honour of his wife Beatrice Hetty Stone who had died on August 16 1933 at the age of 69. The award was given annually to "the exhibitor whose picture, in colours, is judged as being of the highest standard of art exhibited." Stone also exhibited in the B.C. Artists shows in 1933 and 1940.
Stone regularly exhibited his travel sketches in solo exhibitions at the Art Gallery. The 1939 solo exhibition consisted of paintings of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, as noted in the Art Gallery Bulletin Vol. 6, No. 8.
He died at Caulfeild in 1943 at the age of 81.
|1933 October 5 - 19||Holiday Sketches||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|1938 May 3 - 17||Travel Sketches||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|1939 April 4 - 23||Travel Sketches||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|1940 May 7 - 19||Travel Sketches||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|1941 Dec. 2 - 14||Watercolours||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|1933 Sept. 22 - Oct. 15||VAG B.C. Artists 2nd Annual||Lych Gate, Caulfield|
|Lych Gate, Caulfield|
|1935 Sept. 20 - Oct. 15||VAG B.C. Artists 4th Annual||White Oak, Carmel|
|Point Lobos, Carmel|
|1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 9th Annual||From Cypress Point, Carmel|
|1946 July 2 - 28||VAG Jubilee Exhibition||Cypress Trees - Carmel-By-The-Sea|
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
VANCOUVER: ART & ARTISTS 1931 - 1983; various authors
1983, ISBN 0-920095-00-3, Vancouver Art Gallery
Published in conjunction with relocation of VAG to Court House building
List of works; artists' biographies; credits; no index
References to Stone pages 22 - 23; photo page 23.
"Stone's Sketches to be Displayed" by (unknown)
Daily Province September 20 1933
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