Art Notes

Vancouver Sun, March 1 1930, page 6

By John A. Radford

      The Palette and Chisel Club's fourth annual exhibition closes on March 10. The pictures chosen by Eugene Savage to represent Canada will be on view at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington D.C., opening March 8.

      An "All-British Columbia Art Exhibition" will open at David Spencer Ltd. on March 17. "From Trail to Rail" by John Innes is still on exhibition at the Hudson Bay Company.

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      The oldest artist in the Dominion and one of the founders of the Ontario Society of Artists and a Royal Canadian Academician by Royal warrant is still painting, although in his ninety-second year. His name is T. Mower Martin, R.C.A. This kind old man tramped the Dominion and the Western states long before the advent of railroads. He became a Royal Canadian Academician through the efforts of H.R. H. Princess Louise, and many of his western landscapes are in the possession of the Royal family. This grand old man is known from coast to coast and beloved by those who are fortunate to be numbered among his friends. This pioneer in Canadian art is still able to take his five-mile walk daily, weather permitting.

      Six feet tall, a noted horticulturist, a charming companion and a great lover of outdoor life, nature, and all things beautiful.

      He is a charming raconteur, a musician, etcher, and writer.

      He is the grand old man of Canadian art.