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Joyce Elizabeth Benson
(m Roger Anthony Hutton Lort)

September 8 1914 - January 24 1968

Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts (Diploma 1936)


Joyce Benson was born in Vancouver. Her parents were from England and Scotland. She was an early graduate from the Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts, receiving her diploma in 1936 for Design and Decorative Arts, and winning the School Scholarship of $25.00. She attended the art school's 1935 summer camp on Savary Island.


E.J. Hughes pencil portrait

The 1936 grads had their portraits drawn in pencil by E.J. Hughes. The portraits were published in the 1936 Graduation issue of Behind the Palette.

Benson married Roger (Tony) Lort in Vancouver on October 15, 1940. Her occupation was noted as "Clinical Photographer" at Vancouver General Hospital, and Lort was in the RCNVR.

Joyce Lort died in Victoria in 1968, where she and her husband had lived for 16 years, her occupation was noted as "home duties."


Exhibitions

DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK

References

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

Attendee at the 1935 Vancouver School of Art Summer Camp
  (refer to SUMMER SKETCHING CAMP - SAVARY ISLAND)

THE SAVARY PUDDING folio by Frederick A. Amess, private collection.
   Original drawings, paintings and text by Amess, C.H. Scott, Grace Melvin,
       H. Mortimer Lamb, Plato von Ustinov, and other students and visitors.
   June 1935 (various dates), June 1939 (various dates)
   52 loose 12"x18" sheets of brown sketch paper

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

Clippings


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