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Allsebrook immigrated to Canada in 1911. After coming to BC, he exhibited in a number of B.C. Artists' exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery, including 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, and 1946. Corrrespondence from him relating to exhibitions at the gallery is on preprinted letterhead from "Allsebrook Camp, Kaslo". He had a solo exhibition at the gallery in 1945.
In 1948 he wrote an interesting letter to the Editor of the Trail Daily Times, see LIKES WESTON.
From an interview April 8 2008 with Ian Fraser,
curator of The New Canadian exhibit, Kaslo, posted online in
The Bulletin a journal of Japanese Canadian community, history
"As A. P. Allsebrook, a great Kaslo friend of the Nikkei said in a NC letter in 1943, (responding to a recent "Jap baiting" letter in the Nelson News): "Defending our leading citizens from contemptuous intolerance is my duty and pleasure . . . The majority of our able-bodied young Nisei are homeless, driven, bewildered, shamelessly robbed of their possessions, reviled and humiliated, yet remain willing to vindicate their honour and loyalty to Canada by enlisting for service: But our priceless politicians will have none of them."
He exhibited with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in their annual exhibition in 1943.
Allsebrook died in Nelson in 1976 at the age of 95, according to B.C. Vital Statistics on-line.
|1945 Jan. 9 - Feb. 4||Solo Show (VAGx0610)||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 9th Annual||Gathering Storm, Kootenay Lake|
|1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19||VAG B.C. Artists 10th Annual||June Afternoon, Kootenay Lake|
|The Lake Road|
|The Neighbour's Cabin|
|1942 Sept. 25 - Oct. 18||VAG B.C. Artists 11th Annual||Old Baldy, Kootenay Lake|
|1943 May 15 - June 6||BCSFA 33rd Annual||Grey Day - Kootenay Lake|
|1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20||VAG B.C. Artists 12th Annual||August Splendor, Kootenay|
|A Dreary Trail|
|1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 15th Annual||Turn of the Road|
|Boat Houses, October|
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to AIC)
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