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Alberta Society of Artists

1931 - current


The Alberta Society of Artists (ASA) was founded in 1931. Many artists painted in both Alberta and British Columbia, usually moving from east to west in their career, and thus exhibited in both Alberta and B.C. at some time.

ASA members who also painted and exhibited in B.C. include:

George Angliss
Kay Angliss
Maxwell Bates
Annora Brown
Harry Ernest Jones
Roland Gissing
Alfred Crocker Leighton
J.W.G. Macdonald
Frank Palmer
Walter Joseph Phillips
Clifford Robinson
Dorothy Henzell Willis
Illingworth Kerr

The Society published a journal for many years called HIGHLIGHTS. This contained articles, stories, doings of the society, lists of members, and other items of interest to the members. The journal also included many original artist prints, which were donated by the artists for inclusion in one of the issues. The artists were requested to provide enough copies of the print to have one put into each copy of the issue. Over the years a number of important artists donated their work, in some cases more than once. Some examples are shown below:

     

  


Exhibitions

DATE TITLE

References

ALBERT 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
      Winner of the Melva J. Dwyer award for "an exceptional reference work on Canadian art"
      Includes chapter on A.C.Leighton

Clippings


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