BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

Joseph Francis Watson

June 22 1885 - September 13 1967

Architectural Institute of British Columba (President 1945-46)


J. Francis Watson was born at Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England. He came to Canada in 1910 and went into architectural practice until World War One, when he joined the Canadian Infantry. He returned after the war and worked at various firms for a number of years until around 1950.

He exhibited work at the Vancouver Art Gallery in the 1933 2nd Annual B.C. Artists exhibition, and submitted to the 1935 annual exhibition. He was living in Vancouver, and had lived in B.C. since 1908, according to exhibition entry forms.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1933 Sept. 22 - Oct. 15 VAG   B.C. Artists 2nd Annual Portrait Head, "Nancy"
1935 Sept. 20 - Oct. 15 VAG   B.C. Artists 4th Annual Eve (Bronze Medal)
Bas Relief - Shakespeare

References

WHO'S WHO IN NORTHWEST ART (refer to WWNA41)
      Reference to artist's name only.

A GUIDE TO SCULPTURE IN VANCOUVER (refer to GSV80)

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

A CENTURY OF SCULPTURE (refer to SSBC98)

PUBLIC ART IN VANCOUVER - ANGELS AMONG LIONS (refer to PAV09)

BUILDING THE WEST - Early Architects of British Columbia
      2003; Edited by Donald Luxton, numerous contributing authors and researchers
      Talonbooks, ISBN 0-88922-474-9
      560 pages, extensively illustrated in black and white, some colour

http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/node/323

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