Vancouver Sun - August 15 1936

400 B.C. Pictures in Jubilee Art Show

Sir Neville Wilkinson To Open Exhibition Tuesday At 3:30 p.m.

     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 and artists.
     Mrs. F.T. Schooley is chairman of the Jubilee Committee group sponsoring the exhibition, and she herself shows a group of three still life pictures.


     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 Ralph Roberts.
     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.

Clipping provided courtesy of Jason Vanderhill