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George James Angliss

1921 - 1991

Vancouver School of Art (Diploma 1945)
Alberta Society of Artists (Member 1961-62, 67-68, 71-80, 82-91)

George James Angliss was born in Penticton, B.C., birthdates given are either 1920 or 1921. He was a student at the Vancouver Art School beginning 1939, and at the Ontario College of Art, returning to Vancouver to "complete post-graduate studies at the Vancouver School of Art" (Artists of the Okanagan).

He exhibited his work in the B.C. Artists exhibitions from 1943 through to 1948, and in the 1945 British Columbia At Work exhibition, all at the Vancouver Art Gallery. In 1945-1948 he was living in Penticton.

He taught at the Albert College of Art for "nearly twenty years", and was an Honorary Member of the Alberta Society of Artists.

A memorial exhibition of his work and the work of Kay Angliss was held at the Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton in early 2005, featuring paintings, prints and collages.

Exhibitions

DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20 VAG   B.C. Artists 12th Annual Jean
Spray Fantasy
1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22 VAG   B.C. Artists 13th Annual White Horse
Spring Landscape
1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21 VAG   B.C. Artists 14th Annual Indian Land
1945 ? - ? FCA   B.C. Artists Selections from 14th Ann. Indian Land
1945 Nov. 13 - Dec. 2 Labour Arts Guild   B.C. At Work Doukhobour Pickers
1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 15th Annual Landscape, Okanagan
1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12 VAG   B.C. Artists 16th Annual Young Bullpines, Composition
Forest Sketch, Cultus Park
1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 17th Annual Trees and Grass with Rocks
Indian Reservation - Brushy Bottom

References

2nd BURNABY NATIONAL PRINT SHOW (refer to BAG63)

SCAN: SURVEY OF CANADIAN ART NOW (refer to VAG72)

ARTISTS OF ALBERTA by Suzanne Devonshire Baker
      1980; 98 pages; ISBN 0-88864-067-6; University of Alberta Press
      Illustrated throughout in colour; 85 separate biographies
      Artists include George Angliss, Kay Angliss, Illingworth Kerr.

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

ART BANK CATALOGUE (refer to AB87)

ARTISTS OF THE OKANAGAN (refer to AO88)
      Angliss Boats For Hire, watercolour, illustrated page 49.

A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)
      Half-page bio on the artist & numerous references.

ALBERTA SOCIETY OF ARTISTS - The First Seventy Years
      2000, by Kathy E. Zimon; illustrated b&w, xii + 204 pages + extensive colour section
      University of Calgary Press; ISBN 1-55238-034-3
      Includes list of members, executive, exhibitors in selected exhibitions, index
      Includes references to Angliss and Mirror Morning, watercolour, illustrated.

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      2 references to Angliss.

VANCOUVER SCHOOL OF ART - LIST OF GRADUATES & STUDENTS (refer to VSA)

Clippings

"George and Kay Angliss Remembered"
      Penticton: Art Gallery of the South Okanagan
      Through Feb. 27: Project Room
      PREVIEW Magazine, February/March 2005, page 21


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