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He exhibited a number of paintings in the First Annual Exhibition of the Vancouver Art Association in 1890. He was still exhibiting his paintings forty years later at the 1930 Spring Exhibition of the B.C. Society of Fine Arts.
He exhibited his paintings with the Island Arts & Crafts Society from 1910 until 1938.
In 1932 Bamford 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. He was noted as being a Victoria artist.
He also showed his work at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Ottawa Art Gallery, the Ontario Art Gallery, at the Canadian Nation Exhibition (1903), and with the Ontario Society of Artists.
Bamford died in Victoria in 1941 at the age of 80.
|1890 October 6 - 11||V.A.A. 1st Annual Exhibition||Sunset on Koksilah River|
|Waterfront, Victoria Harbour|
|Sunrise Over the Old Town|
|Study of Flowers|
|Study of Gladiolas|
|Mending the Sail|
|A Breezy Day in San Juan Straits|
|Crescent Island, Fraser River|
|Near Macaulay Point|
|Sunlight in Victoria Harbor|
|Rainy Day, Fraser River|
|Evening, from James' Bay|
|Stormy Day, Macaulay Bay|
|Mt. Baker, Early Morning|
|At Oak Bay|
|In the Woods, Beacon Hill|
|The Cliffs, Beacon Hill|
|The Golden Ears, Fraser River|
|Evening in the Woods|
|A Grey Morning, Foul Bay|
|Sunrise at Oak Bay|
|1930 May 31 - June 14||BCSFA Spring Exhibition||The Wheat Field|
|1930 Aug. 6 - 16||VanExh Oil Paintings & Water-colours||Whitby Harbour|
|Evening, Dallas Road, Victoria|
|1933 Mar. 3 - 15||VAG IACS Vancouver Island Exhibition||The Old Cathedral|
|1939 Mar. 14 - 26||VAG IACS Vancouver Island Exhibition||Wheatfields in Saanich|
WHO'S WHO IN NORTHWEST ART (refer to WWNA41)
IMPRESSIONS OF AN AGE (refer to VCM69)
EARLY PAINTERS AND ENGRAVERS IN CANADA (refer to H70)
CONTEMPORARIES OF EMILY CARR IN BRITISH COLUMBIA (refer to SFU74)
ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY - List of Exhibitors
FROM DESOLATION TO SPLENDOUR:
Changing Perceptions of the British Columbia Landscape
1977, by Maria Tippet and Douglas Cole
Clarke Irwin & Co., ISBN 0-7720-1048-X
159 pages; illustrated; foreword by Jack Shadbolt
One Bamford w/c illustrated in colour p. 61; biographical information p.63
AN EXHIBITION OF OUR COLLECTION OF
EARLY WESTERN CANADIAN WATERCOLORS (refer to UL78)
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
4 references cited for Bamford.
VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - B.C. ARTISTS FILES (refer to VPL)
CITY & PROVINCIAL DIRECTORIES 1899 (refer to DIR)
" ... the 118 artists who have signed the agreement to date
... include ... Thos. Bamford ... "
From "Canadian Artists Unite to Boycott National Gallery," by The Canadian Press Montreal Gazette, December 8, 1932
Obituary, Victoria Times, February 28 1941
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