|BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS|
She taught with Spencer Perceval Judge and Ann Batchelor at the Studio Club on Hastings Street. She later took summer excursions to Savary Island with Bachelor where they rented a cabin.
She exhibited with the Vancouver Sketch Club from at least 1917 to 1920.
Wake also exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy in 1921 and 1926.
She died in Burnaby in 1930 at the age of 63.
|1911 November||BCSFA Fall Exhibition||?|
|1912 Nov. 25 - 30||BCSFA Annual Exhibition||Portrait of Miss Nora Southwell|
|1913 June 2||Wanderbund Club Group Exhibition||?|
|1915 April||BCSFA Works by Members||"Nothing to Say"|
|Master Briton Brock|
|Sketch of Mrs. Malkin|
|Pathway in Stanley Park|
|Sketch of Master Philip Malkin|
|Ice Cream Store|
|1916 September||BCSFA - Annual Exhibition||Daughter of the Empire|
|Charlotte of the Mayfair|
|1917 May 5||Sketch Club Exhibition||(portrait of a young girl)|
|1917 September 14 - 22||BCSFA 11th Annual||A Portrait|
|Pathway Through Woods|
|1917 December 1||Sketch Club Exhibition||(titles not known)|
|1920 September 18 - 25||BCSFA Annual Exhibition||Indian Woman|
|Study of a Child's Head|
|1921 Sept. 19 - 24||BCSFA 13th Annual||Peonias|
|Old Shack, Savary Island|
|1922 Sept. 16 - 23||BCSFA 14th Annual||Cottage on Seaton St.|
|Green's Shack, Savary Island|
|1923 May 12 - 19||BCSFA 15th Annual||Stanley Park|
|1924 May 3 - 17||BCSFA 16th Annual||A Shady Path|
|Flowers of Spring|
|1924 Aug. 9 - 16||Vancouver Exhibition Annual Exhibition||Flowers of the Spring|
|Mainland From Savary Island|
|1925 May 9 - 16||BCSFA 17th Annual||A Gypsy|
|1926 May 8 - 15||BCSFA 18th Annual||Charles Quick (Saddler)|
|1926 Nov. 6 - 20||Palette and Chisel Club First Exhibition||(portrait - girl)|
|(portrait - girl)|
|(portrait - Indian woman)|
|1927 June 10 - 25||BCSFA 19th Annual||Miss Faith Henderson|
|Trees at Savary Island|
|Sketch of a Baby|
|Miss Given Brooks|
|1928 Feb 18 - Mar 18||Palette and Chisel Club Exhibition||Malcolm|
|Mrs. Barney Groves|
|1929 May 18 - June 8||BCSFA 21st Annual||Portrait, Mrs. A.J. Pilkington|
|1930 May||British Empire Academy, London||Sophie|
|1930 Aug. 6 - 16||VanExh Oil Paintings & Water-colours||Broom at Savary Island|
|1936 June 26 - July 12||BCSFA 26th Annual||Sophie, Squamish Indian|
|1946 July 2 - 28||VAG Jubilee Exhibition||Sophie|
|Sophie - Squamish Indian|
|1950 April 25 - May 14||BCSA 40th Annual||Kathleen|
EARLY PAINTERS AND ENGRAVERS IN CANADA (refer to H70)
THE DICTIONARY OF BRITISH ARTISTS 1880 - 1940 (refer to DBA76)
ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979 (refer to RCA81)
FROM DESOLATION TO SPLENDOUR by Maria Tippet and Douglas Cole
1977, Clarke Irwin & Co., ISBN 0-7720-1048-X
See biographical summary and colour illustration pages 79-82.
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
BRITISH COLUMBIA WOMEN ARTISTS 1885-1985 (refer to AGGV85)
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
3 references cited for Wake, including RCA above.
CITY & PROVINCIAL DIRECTORIES 1913-14/1918-21/1927-28 (refer to DIR)
B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE death (refer to BCVS)
"The pictures showed up strongly against the buff-toned walls and the
miniatures and photos were arranged on flower-decked tables. The
principal exhibitors were ... Miss Margaret Wake ...
From (Wanderbund Club Exhibition)
Vancouver Sun, June 3 1913
"Margaret Wake has evidently studied in good schools. She has a free and broad method,
and while her "Daughter of the Empire", No. 18 (?) has a tendency to diffuseness, it is
decidedly effective, and as a local subject is very intereseting. This artist, however,
is far better, in the mind of the present writer, in her "Charlotte of the Mayfair", No.
82, which is a work of much vitality."
From "With The B.C. Artists" by "A Visitor"
Vancouver Province, September 27 1916
"By popular vote, Miss Margaret Wake won first place among the professionals,
with a portrait of a young girl ... "
From "Social Notes"
Vancouver Daily World, May 7 1917
"At their new quarters in the Victoria block, the Vancouver Sketch Club
had an interesting exhibition on Saturday afternoon. Among the exhibitors were ... Miss Wake ... "
"Many Visitors At Sketch Club"
Vancouver Daily World, December 3 1917
"Among members who have had the advantage of European training in the
continental schools are Margaret S. Wake ... "
From "Eleventh Annual Exhibition of Fine Arts" by Bernard McEvoy
Studio Magazine, London England, February 15 1918
"Miss Margaret Wake displays a number of pictures very good in color and well
drawn; her figure sketch "In The Studio", is an example of real draughtsmanship."
From "Freshness and vitality in Exhibition of Vancouver Sketch Club"
Western Woman's Weekly, June 5 1920
"For some time the meetings and exhibitions of the club were held at the
studio of Miss Wake, but about two years ago an independent
studio was secured at the present quarters, 342 Pender street west.
This location has become known for its art associations, the building having also
contained the studios of such well known artists as
Mr. Thos. W. Fripp,
Miss Margaret Wake,
Miss Isabel Weir, and
Mr. Norman Hawkins."
From "Sketch Club Is Well Organized" by I.B.
Vancouver Province, July 17 1920
"In the Loan Exhibit members represented were ... Miss Margaret Wake ..."
From "Vancouver Sketch Club Takes Part in Exhibit"
Western Woman's Weekly, September 18 1920
"Miss Margaret E. Wake's portrait in oils was a charming child life study, and her "Gay
Bunch Of Flowers" in an old blue china pottery jar, was happy and cheering."
From "Vancouver Sketch Club"
Western Woman's Weekly, October 9 1920
"On this principle I would single out two pictures as being most
satisfying. One is a portrait (119) "Capilano Mary," by
Margaret A. (sic) Wake; there is a restraint
and power in the treatment of the Indian woman's head that is very compelling ... "
From "Pictures at B.C. Fine Arts", by J. Butterfield
Vancouver Province, September 19 1921, page 12
"In portrait work attention has already been called to M. Margaret Wake's
picture of an Indian woman, a solidly painted piece of work."
From "By the Way in Art" per B.C. Art League
Vancouver Province, Thursday October 6 1921, page 12
"Among the portraits a head of Raymond Pelligrew, by Margaret Wake,
is a notable child study, round - almost sculptural - full of the mischievous life of
childhood, potential and compelling."
From "B.C. Society of Fine Arts - Annual Exhibition All This Week"
Vancouver Province, May 7 1924
"Miss Margaret Wake has three good portrait studies, two
of girls and one of an Indian woman."
From Palette and Chisel Club by Diogenes
Vancouver Province, November 6 1926
"Margaret Wake has three dashingly strong portraits in her well-known vigorous style."
From "B.C. Society of Fine Arts" by Bernard McEvoy
Vancouver Province, April 28 1928
"Miss Wake, who hails from London, laid the foundation of her
successful art career at the Slade School, London, and exhibited
there both at the Royal Academy and the Royal Institute of Painters
in Oil Colours. She has been a resident of Vancouver for many years,
and has exhibited at the Royal Academy, Ottawa. Incidentally it may
be mentioned that she is a descendant of that Herward the Wake made
famous by Charles Kingsley in his novel of that name, and who for eight
years after the conquest of England held out against the Conqueror. The
seat of the Wake family in England is Corteen Hall, Northamptonshire.
Miss Wake painted "Sophie," a finely executed piece of work representing
another well-known old indian woman. This has been frequently exhibited
in Vancouver, and is now the property of Mrs. A.J. Pilkington,
the wife of the City Comptroller."
From "The City Art Gallery" by G.H. Lardner
Museum and Art Notes, Vol. IV, No. 1. March 1929
"Many friends of Miss Margaret Wake, who for some years
has been well known in this city as a painter of distinction, will regret to
hear that she is seriously ill. It may be news to some of them than an
outstanding success came to her at the May exhibition of the British Empire
Academy in London, this mission of which, in its own words is to "Promote,
aid and unite all the arts throughout the Empire."
From "Margaret Wake" by G.H Lardner
Vancouver Province, July 11 1930
Vancouver Sun, October 16 1930
Vancouver Star, October 16 1930
"Margaret Wake, a vigorous painter and a steadfast member
of the society for long, is well represented by a portrait of Miss Ruth
Henderson. It is full of color, broadly painted, and it attracted a good deal
of notice. Miss Wake has also some flower pieces painted with a dashing brush."
From "B.C. Society of Fine Arts" by Diogenes
Vancouver Province, November 13 1930
"The Society membership has been constantly strengthened in the succeeding years
by the addition of other members, which included in the early years ... Margaret Wake ... "
From "B.C. Society of Artists - A History" by J.D. Parker
B.C. Society of Fine Arts 40th Annual Exhibition Catalogue, 1950