BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

Miss Louise Beresford Tully (also Tulley)

c1855 - June 9 1916

Vancouver Studio Club
Canadian Handicrafts Guild (Member ?-1914-?)


Miss L. Beresford Tully was the daughter of Kivas Tully, an Irish architect who emigrated to Toronto in 1844. Her father was also an artist and an early member of the Ontario Society of Artists (1873-76). Her mother was also an artist, who won a prize in the Upper Canada Painters Exhibition in 1864-65. Her sister Sydney Strickland Tully was also an important painter, who had a studio in South Kensington, London UK and exhibited in the Paris Salons.

Miss Tully was noted as an "Artist" and wood carver at Toronto by Harper. Harper notes that she was "active 1896-98." Morgan notes that she "has a studio in the Toronto Arcade, 176 Roxborough St., Rosedale, Toronto."

She moved to Vancouver where she taught art at the Vancouver Studio Club in 1910. Starting in 1912 the City Directory lists her as secretary at the Georgian Club, 710 - 744 West Hastings Street, where she also lived.

She was noted as a Member of the Canadian Handicrafts Guild in a 1914 social register.

She died in Vancouver in 1916 at the age of 61, according to BC Vital Statistics

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK

References

CANADIAN MEN AND WOMEN OF THE TIME by Henry James Morgan
      "A Handbook of Canadian Biography"
      1898, 1st Edition, published by William Briggs, Toronto, Ontario
      1,130 pages of biographical information, some advertisements
      The precursor to Who's Who in Canada, and McMann's Canadian Who's Who Index 1898-1984
      Includes extensive entry on Kivas Tully, as well as Miss Tully and her sister Miss Sydney Strickland Tully.

EARLY PAINTERS AND ENGRAVERS IN CANADA (refer to H70)
      Brief references to Miss Tully, her father, and her mother.

ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979
(refer to RCA81)
      Includes brief entry for Miss Tully: 1895 exhibition with four paintings.
      Also includes brief entry for her father and extensive entry for her sister Sydney Strickland Tully.

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      Brief reference to Tully and her father: Harper and RCA above.

B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE death (no certificate) (refer to BCVS)

Clippings

"The club has held several highly creditable exhibitions, and its classes are now under the superintendence of Miss Anne Bachelor, Miss L. Beresford Tully, and Miss Walker."
      From "Art in British Columbia", by Bernard McEvoy,
      Opportunities magazine, 1910


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