Mrs. Violet Marion Brown Webster
(nee Brown, m Frederick John Webster)

c1886 -

Vancouver Exhibition Association
B.C. Society of Fine Arts (Member 1926-1930)
B.C. Society of Fine Arts/B.C. Society of Artists: Exhibitor's Timeline

Violet Marion Brown was born in England. After her arrival in BC, she married Frederick John Webster in Vancouver on December 6, 1922, according to information available on-line from B.C. Vital Statistics. She was 36 years old, her employment was noted as "Artist." Her husband was a "Street Railway Conductor."

Mrs. F.J. Webster exhibited her work with the Vancouver Exhibition Association in 1924. V.M. Brown Webster exhibited with the Vancouver Exhibition in 1925, although the exhibition catalogue noted that her painting was loaned to the exhibition by Mrs. F.J. Webster, which is slightly confusing.

Mrs. Webster exhibited with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts from 1925 to 1929, and in 1950.

She had a solo exhibition of watercolours and drawings at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1934.

Marjorie E. Webster (Mrs. Frederick John Webster) exhibited work with the Island Arts and Crafts Association in 1928, according to a document filed at the Vancouver Art Gallery in support of an exhibition by the Island Arts and Crafts Association. The card file at the Vancouver Art Gallery notes that she was living in Victoria.

In sum, there is somewhat conflicting information given for this artist.


1934 Nov. 25 - Dec. 3 Watercolours and Drawings Vancouver Art Gallery

1924 Aug. 9 - 16 Vancouver Exhibition   Annual Exhibition Portrait of the Bishop of Plymouth
Still Life
Portrait in Indian Ink on Opal
1925 May 9 - 16 BCSFA   17th Annual Still Life Study
Still Life
Still Life Study
1926 May 8 - 15 BCSFA   18th Annual Still Life
1927 June 10 - 25 BCSFA   19th Annual Still Life
1929 May 18 - June 8 BCSFA   21st Annual Still Life
Study of a Girl's Head
1950 April 25 - May 14 BCSA   40th Annual Still Life


Island Arts and Crafts Society - List of Exhibitors

B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE marriage (refer to BCVS)


"Mrs. V.M. Brown-Webster is a painter of still life. She draws well and has a fine sense of color and light."
      From "B.C. Society of Fine Arts", by Diogenes
      Vancouver Daily Province, November 13 1930

"Many Visit Art Exhibit" by (unknown)
      Vancouver Sun, November 27 1934

"Good Show of Water Colors and Crayons" by T.H.W.
      News-Herald, December 1934