Some 400 pictures will hang on the walls of the specially constructed art
gallery, third floor David Spencer Ltd., when Sir
Neville Wilkinson opens the Golden Jubilee Art Exhibition by
British Columbia artists, at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday afternoon.|
Not only will it represent the efforts of artists from all parts of this province
but its hanging has meant the concentrated work of a small group of art lovers
Mrs. F.T. Schooley is chairman of the Jubilee Committee
group sponsoring the exhibition, and she herself shows a group of three still life
In addition to the oils, water colors, pastels, prints and pencil drawings, there
is a small showing of sculpture including works by two well-known Vancouver
sculptors, Beatrice Lennie and
Most of British Columbia's many artists are represented. P.V.
Ustinow, winner of the 1935 Beatrice Stone Medal for the
most meritorious work in the Vancouver Art Gallery's B.C. Artists'
Exhibition, is represented. So is Julius Griffith, Jr. who
has been in Europe for the past year, and there are paintings by many artists whose
names are prominently mentioned wherever British Columbia artists are discussed. These
include Bessie Fry, C.F. Barker of
Victoria, Cameron Ramsay, Alex Paterson,
Otto Schellenberger, and Kate Smith Hoole.
Mildred Valley Thornton, who has been painting the local scene
since she came here from Saskatchewan two years ago, has a particularly lovely landscape
in oils of Lost Lagoon with English Bay and Point Grey beyond.
John Innes, pioneer artist of western Canada, has rightfully a
prominent place, and Mary Riter Hamilton, another Vancouver
artist who has long been prominent in art circles, has a portrait in pastels.
Oldest contributor to the show is 87-year-old Major C.B. Fowler
of Vancouver. Seventy-five-year-old Katherine A Boyd also shows
a painting in oil of horses on the waterfront.
Their subject matter give special interest to two painting in oil by
Turner Taylor. One is of Vancouver's first mayor, Malcolm A.
MacLean. The other is a full length portrait in his red robes of office of His Grace
Archbishop A.U. dePencier.
Unity Bainbridge is showing two particularly fine portraits
in oils, one of which a study of a sailor, caused much comment among those who have
had a preview of the exhibition.
R.G. Bunyard of Vancouver is showing a pair of colored prints and
W. Rolleston a pair of original and amusing fish pictures.
A striking portrait study of a young, fair-haired man in a blue shirt is the work of
R. Alexander, and I. Harris has
two strong pencil works.
The exhibition as a whole is a fine one, though some of the work might have been weeded out
with advantage. It shows, however, the wide range of work being done by the artists of
this province and the large number of men and women who are turning their attention to art.