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Phillip (also Philip) Hennell Amsden

October 9 1904 - January 30 1992

B.C. Society of Fine Arts

Phillip Hennell Amsden was born in London, England. He married Grace Cynthia Maude Clayton, the daughter of Lt. Col. Henry Edward Gilbert Clayton, in Oak Bay on October 27 1934. She was from Guernsey in the Channel Islands. They had four children.

He exhibited in the B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery, including the 10th Annual in 1941 and the 14th Annual in 1945. He was living in Nelson at the time.

He exhibited with the Island Arts and Crafts Society in 1937.

He exhibited a pastel with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in their annual exhibition in 1942.

Amsden died in Comox in 1992, his occupation noted as "farmer."

Exhibitions

DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8 VAG   B.C. Artists 8th Annual Self Portrait
Cedar Tree
Thimble Berry and Cedar Tree
Forest Scene
1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 9th Annual Forest Winter
Winter Sketch
Above the Lake
1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19 VAG   B.C. Artists 10th Annual Green Forest
Cedar Tree with Snow
St. Andrews-by-the-Lake
1942 May 15 - 31 BCSFA   32nd Annual Birch Trees by the Lake
1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20 VAG   B.C. Artists 12th Annual The Johnstone Place
Self-Portrait
1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22 VAG   B.C. Artists 13th Annual On a Mountain
1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21 VAG   B.C. Artists 14th Annual Still Life

References

ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY - List of Exhibitors

ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)

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

www.thepeerage.com/p22667.htm: page for Amsden

Artists in Canada

Clippings

"Artists represented in the group comprise the following ... P.H. Amsden ... (continues)
      From "Maritime Art Association"
      Vancouver Art Gallery Bulletin, November (?), 1939

" ... a pastel by P.H. Amsden ... all contribute much to this extraordinary show."
      From "B.C. Society of Fine Arts Display Sets New High Mark," by Palette
      Vancouver Daily Province, May 16, 1942


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