BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

Hugh "Torchy" Elliott Aikens
(incorrectly Aitkens)

September 11 1914 - December 21 1999

Vancouver Photographic Society

Hugh E. Aikens was born in Port Arthur, Ontario. He had a two-person exhibition of photography with Forbes Helem in 1942 at the VAG.

He exhibited work in the 1939 Vancouver Photographic Society first annual exhibition, and in the 1940 and 1946 Annual Vancouver International Salon of Pictorial Photography exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery. He was on the Salon Committee in 1946.

Aikens was known as a mountain photographer, the Hollyburn Heritage web site has an extensive collection of information on him.

Aikens was living in Burnaby when he died in 1999, his occupation noted as Salesman in the printing industry. He was married to Joyce Lucy Hall.

Exhibitions

DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1939 Sept. 26 - Oct. 8 VPS   Group Exhibition Sky Chief, Resting
Mt. Baker
Awaiting Orders
Pattern in Sunlight
Winter Window
O'Boy, Apples
Fascinated
Now Swing
1940 June 4 - 23 VAG   1st Pictorial Photography Salon December Design
Young Adventurer
1946 Oct. 22 - Nov. 10 VAG   7th Pictorial Photography Salon Snowy Splendour
Chalet

References

https://www.hollyburnheritage.ca/pioneers-1/hugh-torchy-aikens-mountain-photographer-videos-page-2/

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

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