Thomas Bowman Tiffen

c1886 - October 20 1964

Atelier Sketch Club (Member)

T.B.Tiffen was a member of the Atelier Sketch Club, a group formed by art students taking Evening Classes at the Vancouver School of Art.

Tiffen exhibited in the 1946 and 1948 Atelier Club Annual Exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and later in the B.C. Artists exhibitions in 1948 and 1949.

B.C. Vital Statistics on-line (2010) notes that Thomas Bowman Tiffen died in Vancouver October 20, 1964 at the age of 78. Given the unusual last name and matching initials it is highly likely this refers to the artist.


1946 June 11 - 30 Atelier Club   7th Annual Squatter's Cabin
Late Fall, Texada Island
Shelter Point, Texada Island
1948 Mar. 23 - Apr. 1 Atelier Club   9th Annual The Challenge
Garden Crowd
Radio Intent
1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 17th Annual Carnival Intermission
Plight of Man - European War Aftermath, 1945
1949 Oct. 8 - 30 VAG   B.C. Artists 18th Annual South American Bazaar



"Congratulations are due to the Atelier Sketch Club for their ambitious exhibition. This self-organized group of evening school students are meeting every Friday in the Holden building and an invitation is extended to all students to join."
      "Evening School", by Fred Amess
      From Behind The Palette, Vancouver School of Art Annual 1939-40

"Art Group, Youth Share City Gallery"
      Daily Province April 4 1940

"Atelier Sketch Club Takes A Bow"
      News Herald April 3 1940