In 1932 Ansta was a signatory to an agreement to boycott the
National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa for their exhibition and
purchase policies related to Canadian artists. The artist was noted
as being a Victoria artist.
" ... the 118 artists who have signed the agreement to date
... include ... A.M. Ansta ... "
From "Canadian Artists Unite to Boycott
National Gallery," by The Canadian Press
Montreal Gazette, December 8, 1932