BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

Helen Agnes West
(m David Kahma)

September 7 1911 - July 17 1971

B.C. Society of Fine Arts (Member 1942-1960, Hon. Sec. 1947-1950)

Helen A. West exhibited in a number of the B.C. Artists Summer Exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

She exhibited with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in their annual exhibitions from 1940 to 1957.

Information available on-line from B.C. Vital Statistics notes that Helen Agnes Kahma died in North Vancouver at the age of 59. She was widowed at the time, her employment was noted as "Don - Women's Residence, U.B.C." from which she had retired in September 1970.

Exhibitions

EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1940 May 17 - June 2 BCSFA   30th Annual Okanagan Landscape
Self Portrait
1941 May 10 - June 1 BCSFA   31st Annual White Lake Valley, Okanagan
Girl's Back
1942 May 15 - 31 BCSFA   32nd Annual Landscape I
Landscape II
Abstraction
1942 July 7 - Sept. 2 VAG   B.C. Artists 1st Annual Summer Portrait of a Girl
1943 May 15 - June 6 BCSFA   33rd Annual Figure Composition
1943 July 2 - Aug. 25 VAG   B.C. Artists 2nd Annual Summer Figure Composition
1944 May 13 - June 4 BCSFA   34th Annual Tutelary Synod
1945 May 18 - June 10 BCSFA   35th Annual Lillian
Mary
1945 July 3 - Aug. 26 VAG   B.C. Artists 4th Annual Summer Mary
1946 May 31 - June 23 BCSFA   36th Annual Yellow Bolero
Dita
Harlequin Dress
1946 July 2 - 28 VAG   Jubilee Exhibition Yellow Bolero
1947 May 9 - June 1 BCSFA   37th Annual Figure Harmony
1947 July 8 - 27 VAG   B.C. Artists Summer Exhibition Figure Harmony
1948 May 18 -June 6 BCSFA   38th Annual Roche de Boule
Kispayax
Landscape, Hazelton
1949 May 3 - 22 BCSFA   39th Annual Landscape, Skeena River
Portrait
Indian Graves, Hazelton
1949 July 12 - July 31 VAG   Stanley Park in Pictures Brockton Point
1950 April 25 - May 14 BCSA   40th Annual Portrait
Portrait

References

A CENTURY OF SCULPTURE (refer to SSBC98)

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

Clippings

" ... forms part of a group of abstract or semi-abstract compositions by ... Helen West ..."
      From "B.C. Society of Fine Arts Display Sets New High Mark," by Palette
      Vancouver Daily Province, May 16, 1942

"Among other prominent exhibitors are ... Helen West ... (continues)
      From "Summer Show at Gallery Major Event for Art Lovers," by Palette
      Vancouver Daily Province, July 7, 1943

"However, one can not omit mentioning the ... forthright affirmatively painted oils by Helen West ... (continues)"
      From "Lively Spirit Pervades B.C. Artists' Exhibition" by Palette. Vancouver Daily Province, May 3 1949


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