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16x20 Color (after Selwyn Pullan)

https://archives.westvancouver.ca/link/fineart49
Artist
Penner, Victor John
Material Type
Fine Art
Date Range From
2016
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
Artist
Penner, Victor John
Material Type
Fine Art
Accession Number
2017.005.001
Date Range From
2016
Artifact Category
photograph
Description
Photograph Edition 3 of 5 + 1AP
Height
81.3 cm
Width
101.6 cm
Material
archival pigment print
Credit / Acknowledgement
Gift of the Artist
Artist Biography
As a youth in the early 1970s, Victor John Penner moved from East Vancouver to West Vancouver’s British Pacific Properties. The move to this suburban neighbourhood, encroaching upon the wilderness of the North Shore Mountains, would shape the direction of his life and work. Victor John Penner captures the incidental—stairs in a parking lot, a shopping cart, a Super 8 camera on a coffee table—that invite the viewer to consider how culture is built through day-to-day experience, events, and myths, provoking us to consider why the West Coast pervades our perception and seduces so many.
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
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16.XI.70

https://archives.westvancouver.ca/link/fineart141
Artist
Whittome, Irene
Material Type
Fine Art
Date Range From
1970
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
Artist
Whittome, Irene
Material Type
Fine Art
Accession Number
2015.002.043
Date Range From
1970
Artifact Category
print
Height
79 cm
Width
79 cm
Material
etching, ink on paper
Credit / Acknowledgement
Gift of Gordon Smith
Artist Biography
Born and raised in Vancouver, Irene Whittome studied under Jack Shadbolt at the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University). After completing her studies, Whittome lived in France from 1963 to 1968, where she practiced drawing and printmaking with the British artist Stanley Hayter at his studio, Atelier 17. She returned to Canada and settled in Montreal, accepting a teaching position at Concordia University. She is a multi-disciplinary artist, working with a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking and installation.
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
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140 x 178cm

https://archives.westvancouver.ca/link/fineart369
Artist
Erisalu, Enn
Material Type
Fine Art
Date Range From
1991
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
Artist
Erisalu, Enn
Material Type
Fine Art
Accession Number
2015.012.002
Date Range From
1991
Height
140 cm
Width
178 cm
Material
mixed media on canvas
Credit / Acknowledgement
Gift of Lukas Robert Aloni
Artist Biography
Enn Erisalu was an Estonian-Canadian artist. Born in Haapsalu, Estonia, he immigrated with his family in 1951, settling in Vancouver. In 1963, he won a scholarship to the Art Center College of Design near Los Angeles. After returning to Vancouver in 1969, he continued his practice, working with abstraction. Around 1990, he began a series of works involving text and numbers, for which he received acclaim. A prolific artist, he has been identified by art writer and critic Robin Laurence as an artist who has received inadequate local acclaim.
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
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[1962 painting]

https://archives.westvancouver.ca/link/fineart146
Artist
Wall, Jeff
Material Type
Fine Art
Date Range From
n.d.
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
Artist
Wall, Jeff
Material Type
Fine Art
Accession Number
2015.002.048
Date Range From
n.d.
Artifact Category
photograph
Height
20 cm
Width
30 cm
Material
digital print
Credit / Acknowledgement
Gift of Gordon Smith
Artist Biography
Jeff Wall obtained his MA from the University of British Columbia (1970) and worked on his Ph. D at the Courtauld Institute in London (1970-1973). Along with Rodney Graham and Ian Wallace, he was a founding member of the photo conceptualist movement in Vancouver, which began in the late 1960s and early 1970s. His large, back-lit photographic works have a cinematic impact that he has called “a simultaneous recovery of film and painting.” Wall has always had a deep interest in painting and art history, and he examines these disciplines in his photographs through references to historical paintings, creating narrative compositions.
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
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After After B. C. Binning

https://archives.westvancouver.ca/link/fineart182
Artist
Golkar, Babak
Material Type
Fine Art
Date Range From
2008
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
Artist
Golkar, Babak
Material Type
Fine Art
Accession Number
2014.008.001
Date Range From
2008
Material
Cadmium yellow pigment on archival paper
Credit / Acknowledgement
Gift of the Artist
Artist Biography
Babak Golkar, born in Tehran and lives and works in Vancouver, exhibits internationally and has developed a distinct practice that often engages critical investigation and renegotiation of spaces between cultural and socio-economical registers. The strategies involved in his practice merge and examine originally discrete systems and forms, asserting underlying unity as well as antagonistic elements. By extension, new forms and meanings emerge from re-contextualization. Golkar’s engagement with the idea of clay derives from its slow process, which allows for a different model of production and time for thought and reflection; a model that can be studied and adapted to address imbalances in contemporary life. The clay-based artworks are the artist’s reconciliation of a medium conventionally defined as craft and therefore outside of critical contemporary art discourse.
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
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Alberta Avenue

https://archives.westvancouver.ca/link/fineart17
Artist
Borda, Sylvia Grace
Material Type
Fine Art
Date Range From
2017
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
Artist
Borda, Sylvia Grace
Material Type
Fine Art
Accession Number
2017.006.015
Date Range From
2017
Artifact Category
photograph
Description
Signature verso with signature of collaborator Keith Donnelly
Height
20.3 cm
Width
30.5 cm
Material
digital photograph
Credit / Acknowledgement
Gift of the Artist
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
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Alberta Crescent

https://archives.westvancouver.ca/link/fineart18
Artist
Borda, Sylvia Grace
Material Type
Fine Art
Date Range From
2017
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
Artist
Borda, Sylvia Grace
Material Type
Fine Art
Accession Number
2017.006.016
Date Range From
2017
Artifact Category
photograph
Description
Signature verso with signature of collaborator Keith Donnelly
Height
20.3 cm
Width
30.5 cm
Material
digital photograph
Credit / Acknowledgement
Gift of the Artist
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
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Alberta Park

https://archives.westvancouver.ca/link/fineart19
Artist
Borda, Sylvia Grace
Material Type
Fine Art
Date Range From
2017
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
Artist
Borda, Sylvia Grace
Material Type
Fine Art
Accession Number
2017.006.017
Date Range From
2017
Artifact Category
photograph
Description
Signature verso with signature of collaborator Keith Donnelly
Height
20.3 cm
Width
30.5 cm
Material
digital photograph
Credit / Acknowledgement
Gift of the Artist
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
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Alberta Park

https://archives.westvancouver.ca/link/fineart20
Artist
Borda, Sylvia Grace
Material Type
Fine Art
Date Range From
2017
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
Artist
Borda, Sylvia Grace
Material Type
Fine Art
Accession Number
2017.006.018
Date Range From
2017
Artifact Category
photograph
Description
Signature verso with signature of collaborator Keith Donnelly
Height
20.3 cm
Width
30.5 cm
Material
digital photograph
Credit / Acknowledgement
Gift of the Artist
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
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Algoma Place

https://archives.westvancouver.ca/link/fineart33
Artist
Borda, Sylvia Grace
Material Type
Fine Art
Date Range From
2017
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
Artist
Borda, Sylvia Grace
Material Type
Fine Art
Accession Number
2017.006.031
Date Range From
2017
Artifact Category
photograph
Description
Signature verso with signature of collaborator Keith Donnelly
Height
20.3 cm
Width
30.5 cm
Material
digital photograph
Credit / Acknowledgement
Gift of the Artist
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
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Allan Olson of Regina, Saskatoon

https://archives.westvancouver.ca/link/fineart205
Artist
Elliott, Winston
Material Type
Fine Art
Date Range From
1945
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
Artist
Elliott, Winston
Material Type
Fine Art
Accession Number
2011.006.008
Date Range From
1945
Artifact Category
drawing
Height
39 cm
Width
30 cm
Material
pencil on paper
Credit / Acknowledgement
Gift of the Artist
Artist Biography
In a career spanning over sixty years Winston Elliott produced a legacy of portraits, paintings and illustrations. Captured in his evocative renderings is the spirit of the decades between the World War II and the present day. At the age of eighteen, Elliott enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy. With no formal art training, he drew portraits of his shipmates in his spare time. His exceptional talent in portraiture advanced his career as an artist and he was provided with his own studio in the Naval Art Section in Ottawa. Elliott was assigned to draw decorated Canadian naval heroes and worked alongside official war artist and mentor Grant Macdonald. After the war, Elliott studied at the Ontario College of Art, graduating in 1948. He had his first exhibition in Saskatoon in1946 and eventually moved to Calgary, where he became Curator of the Allied Art Centre at Coste House.
Pamphlet Files
1. DVD of "Capturing the Likeness" exhibition (opening and all works included) 2. Reproductions of works 3. D. Morrison's "Capturing the Likeness" exhibition notes and research
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
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Along the New Highway

https://archives.westvancouver.ca/link/fineart137
Artist
Bergman, H. Eric
Material Type
Fine Art
Date Range From
1936
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
Artist
Bergman, H. Eric
Material Type
Fine Art
Accession Number
2015.002.039
Date Range From
1936
Artifact Category
print
Description
artist's print
Height
40.5 cm
Width
30.5 cm
Material
wood engraving, on paper
Credit / Acknowledgement
Gift of Gordon Smith
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
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Ambleside

https://archives.westvancouver.ca/link/fineart42
Artist
Borda, Sylvia Grace
Material Type
Fine Art
Date Range From
2017
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
Artist
Borda, Sylvia Grace
Material Type
Fine Art
Accession Number
2017.006.040
Date Range From
2017
Artifact Category
photograph
Description
Signature verso with signature of collaborator Keith Donnelly
Height
20.3 cm
Width
30.5 cm
Material
digital photograph
Credit / Acknowledgement
Gift of the Artist
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
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An Abstraction

https://archives.westvancouver.ca/link/fineart233
Artist
Thomas, Lionel
Material Type
Fine Art
Date Range From
1951
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
Artist
Thomas, Lionel
Material Type
Fine Art
Accession Number
2011.001.001
Date Range From
1951
Artifact Category
drawing
Material
conte on crayon on paper
Credit / Acknowledgement
Gift of Collective for Advanced and Unified Studies in Visual Arts
Artist Biography
Lionel Thomas, a pioneer of West Coast abstraction and proponent of the modern movement, helped transform the region through his art and practice. Thomas's extant public artworks include Symbols of the Cuneiforms (c. 1960), an illuminated sculpture on the façade of the former Vancouver Public Library. Thomas lived in West Vancouver and taught at the University of British Columbia from 1950 until 1981.
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
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Arabesque

https://archives.westvancouver.ca/link/fineart177
Artist
Tait, Sylvia
Material Type
Fine Art
Date Range From
2011
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
Artist
Tait, Sylvia
Material Type
Fine Art
Accession Number
2014.003.001
Date Range From
2011
Artifact Category
painting
Height
91.5 cm
Width
122 cm
Material
oil on canvas
Credit / Acknowledgement
Gift of the Artist
Artist Biography
Long-time residence Sylvia Tait studied at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts under Arthur Lismer, Marion Scott, and Jacques de Tonnancour in the 1950s. After graduating, she travelled to Spain and lived in San Miguel de Allende, Mexica before settling in West Vancouver with her husband, artist/poet Eldon Grier. Tait dedicated her practice to abstraction, and over six decades has consistently produced colour-infused and vibrant canvases, many of which reference music. In Tait's words: "Music and its time-notations present a language that is unversal, and my work is conceived from this ultimate abstract art form using colour and melody and sensuality."
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
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Arbor 1

https://archives.westvancouver.ca/link/fineart115
Artist
Lukacs, Attila Richard
Material Type
Fine Art
Date Range From
1999
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
Artist
Lukacs, Attila Richard
Material Type
Fine Art
Accession Number
2015.002.017
Date Range From
1999
Artifact Category
print
Height
103.5 cm
Width
71 cm
Material
etching, ink on paper
Credit / Acknowledgement
Gift of Gordon Smith
Artist Biography
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Attila Richard Lukacs moved to Vancouver to attend the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in 1983. After his studies, Lukas moved to West Berlin, where he became known for his large canvases. These canvases referenced the history of painting, from the dramatic lighting of Italian Baroque painting to heroic positioning of figures, recalling neo-classical Renaissance painting. These monumental paintings depicted contemporary male figures, including skinheads, which created a dissonance between the style and the content in his work. After living for a while in New York, Attila Richard Lukacs returned to Vancouver, where he currently lives and works.
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
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Arctic

https://archives.westvancouver.ca/link/fineart364
Artist
Tanabe, Takao
Material Type
Fine Art
Date Range From
1989
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
Artist
Tanabe, Takao
Material Type
Fine Art
Accession Number
2019.001.003
Date Range From
1989
Artifact Category
painting
Description
ed. 1/89
Height
121.9 cm
Width
76.2 cm
Material
acrylic on canvas
Credit / Acknowledgement
Gift of Takao Tanabe
Artist Biography
Takao Tanabe was born in Prince Rupert, BC. He graduated from the Winnipeg School of Art in 1949, and eventually settled in Vancouver in 1952. In 1960, he traveled to Japan to study calligraphy and the Japanese ink-wash technique, sumi-e. He is well-known for his abstract and landscape works, where he reduces geographical forms and colours to only their essentials. Takao Tanabe’s career as a visual artist has spanned over sixty years, a period throughout which his artistic production has undergone numerous stylistic and formal changes. Moving freely between what we often consider contradictory realms—abstraction and high realism—Tanabe has painted in constant pursuit of new formal possibilities, experimenting with diverse methods and approaches to visual representation. Ever-present in his lifelong aesthetic journey is a tension produced by his refusal to wholly submit to either representation or non-objective form. Even at their most abstract, his forms often remain suggestive of landscape. The same can be said for his most realistic representations; carefully observed and meticulously rendered, these landscapes still exude a quality of distillation and artistic reticence—an intentional withholding of visual information which enables the images to transcend a simple recording of details.
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
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Ashcroft No. 2

https://archives.westvancouver.ca/link/fineart353
Artist
Billaux, Jane
Material Type
Fine Art
Date Range From
n.d.
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
Artist
Billaux, Jane
Material Type
Fine Art
Accession Number
2007.001.012
Date Range From
n.d.
Artifact Category
painting
Height
51 cm
Width
66 cm
Material
oil on canvas
Credit / Acknowledgement
Gift of Kate Clifford and Henry Meester
Pamphlet Files
SEVERAL RESEARCH and EPHEMERA BINDERS PICTURE BOOK Scanned photographic reproductions: 1. "Mme. Lamboit" 2. "Julia" 3. "Child with Plasticine" 4. "Still-life" 5. "Boy with Recorder" 6. "Still-life with Flowers, Scissors and Bowl" 7. "Boy with Beanie" 8. "Thompson at Ashcroft" 9. "Ashcroft No. 2" 10. "Still-life" 11. "Seated Figure with Toy Monkey" 12. "Landscape" 13. "Landscape, Ashcroft" 14. "Still-life with Crab" 15. "Still-life with Eggplant, Squash, and Peppers" 16. "Still-life with Blue Pitcher and Fruit" 17. "Still-life with Poppies" 18. "Landscape" 19. "Monique" 20. "Landscape" 21. "Landscape" SCRAPBOOK Scans and originals 1. Reproduction of "Seated Figure" (Beatrice Stone Medal Winner) 2. Reproduction of "Portrait" 3. Reproduction of "Woman with Red Hair" 4. Reproduction of "Still-life" 5. 27th Exhibition of The London Group catalogue. 6. 29th Exhibition of The London Group catalogue. 7. Author unknown, Art Index, vol. 1, 1932, page 194. 8. Third Annual B.C. Artists’ Exhibition catalogue. 9. Letter from VAG (1935) 10. Honorable Mention from the VAG for "Portrait of Robert Wilkinson" 11. Three news clippings from 1935, authors and newspaper(s) unknown, pages unknown. 12. Author unknown, “B.C. Art Show: Higher Level of Exhibits,” The Vancouver Sun, 1936, page unknown. 13. Sixth Annual B.C. Artists’ Exhibition catalogue. 14. Eight Annual B.C. Artists’ Exhibition. 15. Author unknown, The Art Gallery Bulletin, vol. 7, no. 2, October 1939, page unknown. 16. Author unknown, “Noted West Vancouver Artist Awarded Medal of Merit Here,” The Vancouver Province, Monday, October 2, 1939, page unknown. 17. Beatrice Stone Medal (certificate) for "Mme. Lamboit" (1939). 18. Ninth Annual B.C. Artists’ Exhibition catalogue. 19. Honorable Mention certificates for "Veteran" (1935) and "Still-life" (1941). 20. Tenth Annual B.C. Artists’ Exhibition catalogue. 21. Beatrice Stone Medal certificate, "Seated Figure." 22. Palette, “B.C. Society of Fine Arts Display Sets New High Mark,” newspaper unknown, Saturday, May 16, 1942, page unknown. 23. J.D.P., “Jane Billaux Honored: Woman Artist Again Wins Top Honors in Annual Show,” newspaper unknown, 1942, page unknown. 24. Eleventh Annual B.C. Artists’ Exhibition. 25. B.C. Artists’ 12th Annual Exhibit catalogue. 26. Parker, J. Delisle, “She Paints Her Family,” The Vancouver Daily Province Magazine, Saturday, May 5, 1951, page unknown. 27. B.C. Society of Fine Arts 33rd Annual Exhibition catalogue. 28. Letter from the VAG (1944). 29. Letter from the VAG (1944). 30. 64th Annual Spring Exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts catalogue. 31. B.C. Artists 20th Annual Exhibition catalogue. 32. Kahma, David, “Anomalies of Modern Art and Society of Artists Exhibition,” cannot decipher name of newspaper, April 12, 1952, page unknown. 33. B.C. Society of Artists 42nd Annual Exhibition catalogue. 34. Palette, “B.C. Artists Maintain Excellent Standard,” The Vancouver Province, Tuesday, September 15, 1953, page 20. 35. 23rd Annual Exhibition catalogue. 36. 44th Annual Exhibition – B.C. Society of Artists catalogue. 37. B.C. Society of Artists 45th Annual Exhibition catalogue. 38. B.C. Society of Artists 46th Annual Exhibition catalogue. 39. Palette, “B.C. Society of Artists Shows Impressive Work,” The Vancouver Province (I assume; not on clipping), 1956, page unknown. 40. 25th Annual Exhibition catalogue. 41. Clifford, Hugh. “Art in British Columbia,” The Tourist Magazine, 1956, page unknown. 42. 74th Annual Spring Exhibition catalogue. 43. B.C. Society of Artists 47th Annual Exhibition catalogue. RESEARCH BINDER 1 (all photocopies) 1. VAG "Fourth Annual B.C. Artists' Exhibition" works exhibited list. 2. Author unknown, “B.C. Art Show: Higher Level of Exhibits,” The Vancouver Sun, 1936, page unknown. 3. Honorable Mention certificates, "Veteran" (1935) and "Still Life" (1941). 4. Seventh Annual B.C. Artists’ Exhibition catalogue. 5. Eight Annual B.C. Artists’ Exhibition catalogue. 6. 32nd Annual Exhibition: B.C. Society of Fine Arts catalogue. 7. 2nd Annual B.C. Artists’ Summer Exhibition catalogue. 8. B.C. Artists’ 12th Annual Exhibit catalogue. 9. 34th Annual Exhibition: B.C. Society of Fine Arts catalogue. 10. 3rd Annual B.C. Artists’ Summer Exhibition catalogue. 11. Letter from the VAG (June 13th, 1944). 12. VAG Artist File information. 13. Listing of works included in the 11th Quarterly Exhibition. 14. 41st B.C. Society of Artists catalogue. 15. Parker, J. Delisle, “She Paints Her Family,” The Vancouver Daily Province Magazine, Saturday, May 5, 1951, page unknown. 16. B.C. Artists 20th Annual Exhibition catalogue. 17. B.C. Society of Artists 1951 exhibition works included (VAG File). 18. Kelly, Vera, “Women Today: B.C. Society of Artists Sets Goal for Youth,” The Vancouver Sun, Saturday March 29, 1952, p. 29. 19. B.C. Society of Artists 43rd Annual Exhibition catalogue. 20. Thornton, Mildred Valley, “B.C. Artists Have Outstanding Show,” paper unknown, exact date unknown, page unknown. 21. B.C. Artists 22nd Annual Exhibition catalogue. 22. 23rd Annual Exhibition catalogue. 23. 25th Annual Exhibition catalogue. 24. Twenty-Seventh Annual Exhibition: British Columbia Centennial catalogue. 25. B.C. Society of Artists 48th Annual Exhibition catalogue. 26. B.C. Society of Artists 49th Annual Exhibition catalogue. 27. B.C. Society of Artists 50th Annual Exhibition catalogue. 28. Various authors, “City Salutes 50th Annual Art Show,” The Sunday Sun, May 21, 1960, 1-7. 29. B.C. Society of Artists 51st Annual Exhibition catalogue. 30. B.C. Society of Artists 52nd Annual Exhibition catalogue. 31. Letter from B.C. Society of Artists, announcing termination of society. 32. Records from the VAG (exhibitions listing). 33. Tzang, K.L. and Ingunn Kemble, “Perfectionist stayed out of spotlight,” North Shore News, Dec. 13, 1990, online version. 34. Christensen, Layne, “Art is context: West Vancouver Stories,” North Shore News, Sept. 20, 1999, online version. 35. From the WVM “Community Voices” section, on Jimmy (Hugh) Clifford. 36. "Generations 1912-1962" exhibition artist biography. 37. “Group of Seven (artists)” from Wikipedia. 38. “Painters Eleven” from Wikipedia. 39. “Canadian Group of Painters” from Wikipedia. 40. “The London Group” Information. 41. Excerpt from “From the Montreal Art Association to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.” 42. “London, literature and BLAST: the vorticist as crowd master” by Rod Rosenquist. 43. “Walter Sickert” From Wikipedia. 44. “Wyndham Lewis” from Wikipedia. 45. “Vorticist FAQ.” 46. “Mark Gertler” from Wikipedia. 47. “Westminster School of Art” from Wikipedia. RESEARCH BINDER 2 Scans and photocopies 1. Reproduction of early, small sketch (1915). 2. Reproduction of "Virginia's Husband" 3. Scans of photographic reproduction of early works 4. Author unknown, Art Index, vol. 1, 1932, page 194. 5. Letter from the Canadian Group of Painters (1944). 6. C.H.S., "West Coast," Canadian Art, June- July 1944, 221-2. 7. Letter from the VAG (1942). 8. Twenty-ninth Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists at the Seattle Art Museum catalogue. 9. Letter from VAG (1944). 10. West Vancouver Sketch Club Street of Arts Fiesta 1949 catalogue. 11. 75th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts catalogue. 12. Letter from the VAG Loan Committee (1955). 13. Artist file (from AGO). 14. Parker, J. Delisle, “She Paints Her Family,” The Vancouver Daily Province, May 4, 1951(from AGO). 15. Palette, “Works of City Artists Score in Current Art Gallery Show,” Vancouver Province, October 24, 1945 (from AGO). 16. Correspondence from the National Gallery of Canada. 17. Artefacts Canada listing (from NGC). 18. Artist biography from the Vancouver Hadassah Art Show and Auction (from NGC). 19. Information form (from NGC). 20. Information form (from NGC). 21. “Jane Billaux Wins Beatrice Stone Medal,” Vancouver Sun, October 8, 1942 (from NGC). 22. “West Vancouver Artist Awarded,” News Herald, October 9, 1942 (from NGC). 23. Information form (from NGC). 24. Christensen, Layne, “Art in Context: West Vancouver Stories,” North Shore News, September 20, 1999 (from NGC). 25. Email from Winnipeg Art Gallery. 26. Ad for Clifford's Art Gallery 27. “London Group”, Grove Art Online. 28. Davis, Ann, “Canada, §III, 2: Painting and graphic arts, 1867-1938,” Grove Art Online. 29. Gagnon, François-Marc, “Canada, §III, 3: Painting and graphic arts: 1939-60”, Grove Art Online. 30. Cork, Richard, “Vorticism,” Grove Art Online. 31. Linsley, Robert, “Landscapes in Motion: Lawren Harris, Emily Carr and the Heterogeneous Modern Nation,” Oxford Art Journal, vol. 19, no. 1 (1996), 80-95. 32. Millar, Joyce, “The Beaver Hall Group: Painting in Montreal, 1920-1940,” Woman’s Art Journal, vol. 13, no. 1 (Spring-Summer 1992), 3-9. 33. Interview with Julia Taylor. 34. Interview with Kate Clifford. 35. Interview with Kate Clifford (1998). 36. Interview with Kate Clifford (1998), unedited. 37. Correspondence with Julia Taylor. 38. Donations to the museum from Kate Clifford; reproductions with proper attributions and exhibition information (20 in total).
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West Vancouver Art Museum
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Atomic Fountain

https://archives.westvancouver.ca/link/fineart116
Artist
Binning, Bertram Charles
Material Type
Fine Art
Date Range From
1994
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
Artist
Binning, Bertram Charles
Material Type
Fine Art
Accession Number
2015.002.018
Date Range From
1994
Artifact Category
print
Description
printed by Gordon Smith (artist's print)
Height
58 cm
Width
52.5 cm
Material
screen print on paper
Credit / Acknowledgement
Gift of Gordon Smith
Artist Biography
Considered one of the most pre-eminent West Coast artists and a major figure in Canadian modernist history, B.C. Binning’s key inspirations were a childhood spent by the sea in West Vancouver and the dynamic unity between art and architecture. Among other cited influences are the works of Henry Moore and Amedee Ozenfant, whom he studied under during stays abroad in the 1930’s. From this basis Binning formed his practice, his ‘voice’ so to speak. His paintings feature a distinct signature of clean lines and geometric shapes matched with a colourful sense of whimsy that is reined in by strong order and composition. However, the foundations of Binning’s international acclaim was his reputation as an excellent draftsman. “Canadian art need not be only grim, rugged and forbidding” he once said. From 1927 to 1932 Binning attended the Vancouver School of Art, where he studied under F.H. Varley of the Group of Seven and was later appointed a teacher only a year after graduating the program. In 1949 he was invited to teach art to the Faculty of Architecture at the University of British Columbia. He later came to found U.B.C’s School of Fine Arts. He retired from his position as Department Head in 1968 to focus on painting. Binning was commissioned to create murals for both the Imperial Bank of Commerce and the B.C. Electric Building. He was involved in a number of architectural projects, including the design of his own house, now a heritage site.
Pamphlet Files
1. Canadian Architect article, "Binning House" 2. "B.C. Binning: A Retrospective" catalogue text (VAG) 3. Vancouver Sun article, "Binning: a boon to our town's culture" 4. UBC Fonds listing 5. CHIN Listing 6. B.C. MoMo article about the West Coast Style of modernist architecture 7. The Canadian Encyclopedia entry 8. VAG website, description of exhibition (2007) 9. "Generations" exhibition biography and reproduction of hand-drawn self-portrai
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B #12

https://archives.westvancouver.ca/link/fineart98
Artist
Smith, Gordon
Material Type
Fine Art
Date Range From
1977
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
Artist
Smith, Gordon
Material Type
Fine Art
Accession Number
2015.003.001
Date Range From
1977
Artifact Category
painting
Height
47 cm
Width
54.5 cm
Material
watercolour on paper
Credit / Acknowledgement
Gift of Coleen and Howard Nemtin
Artist Biography
Gordon Smith is among the most important modern painters in Canada. Now ninety-one years of age, he lives and works in West Vancouver, where he continues to re-invent himself and produce monumental paintings. His work balances between pure abstraction and representation of British Columbia’s landscape.
Pamphlet Files
1. Artists for Kids biography 2. Order of B.C. biography 3. Smith Foundation biography 4. NSN article, "Celebrating Mr. Smith" 5. NSN article, "N.Shore inspires Smith" 6. NSN article, "Experience recreated in master works" 7. CHIN listing 8. VAG Library 9. "Generations" exhibition biography and photograph 10. Vancouver Sun clipping (1962)
Repository
West Vancouver Art Museum
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