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Frank William Bater

c1883 - June 26 1965

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Frank W. Bater exhibited work at the Vancouver Art Gallery in a number of B.C. Artists exhibitions. He was living in Vancouver.

Bater was one of the "rejectees" from the 14th Annual B.C. Artists exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery who had their rejected work hung in protest at the Galloway-Dorbil Gallery on Granville Street.

He died in Vancouver in 1965 at the age of 82, according to B.C. Vital Statistics on-line.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1932 Oct. 5 - 30 VAG   B.C. Artists 1st Annual Capilano
Capilano River, B.C.
1933 Sept. 22 - Oct. 15 VAG   B.C. Artists 2nd Annual Sunlit Marsh
Grey Day
1935 Sept. 20 - Oct. 15 VAG   B.C. Artists 4th Annual Heather
1935 Nov. 22 - Dec. 8 VAG   B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition Edge of the Moor
1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9 VAG   B.C. Artists 7th Annual Summer Showers, Seymour Creek
1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8 VAG   B.C. Artists 8th Annual A Bit of B.C.
1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19 VAG   B.C. Artists 10th Annual Sunrise, Indian Arm, B.C.
1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20 VAG   B.C. Artists 12th Annual Rainbow Falls

References

WESTERN ART CIRCLE - 3rd ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF MEMBER'S PAINTINGS (refer to WAC56)

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

Clippings

"No. 6 Edge of the Moor by Frank W. Bater" by (unknown)
     "Mr. Bater was born in England 50 years ago and is a bricklayer by trade. Has resided in Canada for 28 years having lived in Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver. Served overseas 3 years in a Winnipeg Regiment. Has never received any regular instruction in drawing and painting. First exhibited at Manitoba Provincial Fair in 1920. Many examples of his work have been sold. Resides at 643 E. 63rd Ave. City."
     From "Pictures Purchased From 1935 Christmas Exhibition by Mr. D.N. Hossie"

"As requested, I have visited the Galloway-Dorbils exhibition of rejected work at 942 Granville Street. I noted the names of the following 14 would-be exhibitors in our show: ... F.W. Bater ..."
     From "Re: Galloway-Dorbils Exhibit" by A.S. Grigsby.


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