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Amy Lindesay Adamson

April 19 1909 - December 28 1984

Island Arts and Crafts Society
Federation of Canadian Artists (Founding Member 1941)

Amy Lindesay Adamson was born in Edmonton in 1909. She was living in Victoria during the 1930s, and was a pupil of the Victoria School of Art, and the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. She also studied in London, England. She was a painter in watercolour and oil, and a printmaker using the medium of etching and lino-cuts.She was a teacher-artist at the Royal Drawing Society, London England, and also worked as Art Mistress at Norfolk House School, Victoria B.C..

Also, per card file at Vancouver Art Gallery Library:
     Island Arts and Crafts Society: 1927
     VAG annual B.C. Artist exhibitions: 1933-34, 36-37, 39-40.

Additional information gives an exhibition range between 1929 and 1937 with the Island Arts and Crafts Society. She also exhibited her work at B.C. House, London, England. She was a Founding Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists in 1941.

Adamson died in Victoria in 1984 at the age of 75, according to B.C. Vital Statistics on-line.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1933 Mar. 3 - 15 VAG   IACS Vancouver Island Exhibition Barking the Trees
Sunset Valley, Olympic Mountains
Arbutus
1933 Sept. 22 - Oct. 15 VAG   B.C. Artists 2nd Annual Mt. Farnham, Selkirk Mts.
1934 Sept. 21 - Oct. 14 VAG   B.C. Artists 3rd Annual Sinclair Canyon, B.C.
1934 ? - ? VAG   B.C. Artists Edmonton Exhibition Sinclair Canyon, B.C.
1935 Sept. 20 - Oct. 15 VAG   B.C. Artists 4th Annual Empress Gardens
1936 Sept. 18 - Oct. 11 VAG   B.C. Artists 5th Annual Lonliness
Portrait (Hisa)
1937 Sept. 17 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 6th Annual The Coming of Autumn
Sam Sawin' Wood
1939 Mar. 14 - 26 VAG   IACS Vancouver Island Exhibition The End
Cromer for Crabs
1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8 VAG   B.C. Artists 8th Annual Ice Sculpture
Rising Mist
1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 9th Annual The Yellow Road

References

WHO'S WHO IN NORTHWEST ART (refer to WWNA41)

ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY - List of Exhibitors

BRITISH COLUMBIA WOMEN ARTISTS 1885-1985 (refer to AGGV85)

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      2 references cited for Adamson: AKL, WWNA.

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

Clippings

"Artists represented in the group comprise the following ... Amy L. Adamson ... (continues)
      From "Maritime Art Association"
      Vancouver Art Gallery Bulletin, November (?), 1939


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