Art & Artists in Exhibition: Vancouver 1890 - 1950
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Minnie Olive Belcher Verral(l)
(married M.O. Verral)

1873 - April 25 1953

Vancouver Exhibition
The Palette and Chisel Club
B.C. Society of Fine Arts (VP 1926; Life Member)

M.O. Verral was born in Loomis, Michigan in 1873. She was a pupil at Moulton College at McMaster University, and at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, Paris. She specialized in watercolour paintings of flowers, although the titles of her exhibited paintings show other interests as well.

She exhibited with the The Palette and Chisel Club at the B.C. Art Gallery in 1928, and as a member of the Club at the Vancouver Exhibition in 1924, 1925, and 1930.

She exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada in 1930 and 1931, and at the Seattle Art Museum in 1930.

She exhibited her work in the B.C. Artists annuals at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1932, 1938, 1940, 1941, and 1948.

She taught E.J. Hughes painting.

She exhibited her work with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in May 1925 and 1926, May and November 1929, May 1930, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1942, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1953, and 1960. She was a member of the Society.

She died in North Vancouver in 1953 at the age of 80.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1924 May 3 - 17 BCSFA   16th Annual Exhibition Still Life
Still Life
Wild Flowers
1924 Aug. 9 - 16 Vancouver Exhibition   Annual Exhibition Brass and Flowers
Fishing Boats, France
Nasturtiums in White Bowl
1925 May 9 - 16 BCSFA   17th Annual Snapdragons
Dogwood
1926 May 8 - 15 BCSFA   18th Annual Flowers
Flowers in "Gouache"
1928 Feb 18 - Mar 18 Palette and Chisel Club   Exhibition In Chinatown
Reflections
Roses
House Boats, French's Wharf
Still Life
Lane In Chinatown
In Mr. Baxter's Garden
1929 May 18 - June 8 BCSFA   21st Annual Tulips
Pansies
Polyanthus
1929 Nov. 16 - 30 BCSFA   Winter Exhibition Roses
1930 May 31 - June 14 BCSFA   Spring Exhibition Tulips
1930 Aug. 6 - 16 VanExh   Oil Paintings & Water-colours Red Roses
Tulips
Snow Shadows
Pansies
Flowers
1932 Oct. 5 - 30 VAG   B.C. Artists 1st Annual Flower Study
1933 May 20 - 31 VAG   Palette & Chisel Club Exhibition Old Plum Trees
Shadows
The Window Sill
The Blue Jar
Oriental Poppies
Arbutus Trees
1933 June 3 - 11 BCSFA   23rd Annual White Roses on a Red Table
Flower Studies
1936 June 26 - July 12 BCSFA   26th Annual Bouquet
Rhododendrons
Tulips
Dogwood
1938 April 29 - May 15 BCSFA   28th Annual Dogwood
Dahlias
Azaleas
Tulips
Garden Bouquet
1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9 VAG   B.C. Artists 7th Annual Flower Study
Flower Study
1940 May 17 - June 2 BCSFA   30th Annual Study of Dogwood
Tulips
1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 9th Annual Flower Study
Flower Study
1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19 VAG   B.C. Artists 10th Annual Lamp Light
1942 May 15 - 31 BCSFA   32nd Annual Magnolia
Gladiolas
1942 July 7 - Sept. 2 VAG   B.C. Artists 1st Annual Summer Peony
1947 April 12 - 13 WVCAC   Exhibition of Fine Arts Gladiolii
1948 May 18 -June 6 BCSFA   38th Annual Gladiolas
White Poppies
1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 17th Annual Flower Study
1949 May 3 - 22 BCSFA   39th Annual Flower Study
1950 April 25 - May 14 BCSA   40th Annual Tulips
Magnolia

References

WHO'S WHO IN NORTHWEST ART (refer to WWNA41)

THE FINE ARTS IN VANCOUVER, 1886 - 1930 (refer to THOM 1969)

ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      1 reference cited for Verral: Who's Who in Northwest Art.

Clippings

"Mrs. Verral has a couple of watercolors which are even better than those hung in the last exhibition."
      From "B.C. Society of Fine Arts" by Bernard McEvoy
      Vancouver Daily Province, April 28 1928

" ... Mrs. M.O. Verral contributes distinguished flower pieces ..."
      From "B.C. Society of Fine Arts Display Sets New High Mark," by Palette
      Vancouver Daily Province, May 16, 1942


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