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Binning was a founding member of the Federation of Canadian Artists in 1941, and B.C. Regional Director of the group from 1947 to 1949. He was also on the National Executive Member Brief Committee in 1949.
He exhibited with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in their annual exhibitions starting in 1940, and became a member of the group.
Binning was on a list titled "Leading Vancouver Artists," provided to the Labour Arts Guild on April 10, 1946 by the Vancouver Art Gallery to assist in the Guild's call for entries to the second annual B.C. At Work exhibition.
He exhibited artwork in the B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery from 1934 to at least 1950.
His painting Ships in a Classical Calm from a 1950 solo exhibition was purchased by the National Gallery of Canada for their permanent collection.
|1944 Feb. 29 - March 19||Solo Exhibition (62 drawings)||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|1946 Feb. 19 - March 10||Solo Exhibition (43 pictures)||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|1950||Solo Exhibition (paintings)||UBC Art Centre Gallery|
|1933 May 3 - 18||VAG VSAGA 1st Annual Exhibition||Anchors Ashore|
|Over the Roof Tops|
|Fisherman's Dry Dock (Lithograph)|
|Little Mountain (Lithograph)|
|1934 Sept. 21 - Oct. 14||VAG B.C. Artists 3rd Annual||Artist, Rear Elevation|
|1934 ? - ?||VAG B.C. Artists Edmonton Exhibition||Artist, Rear Elevation|
|1937 Sept. 17 - Oct. 10||VAG B.C. Artists 6th Annual||Fisherman's Shack|
|1940 May 17 - June 2||BCSFA 30th Annual||The Window|
|1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 9th Annual||Decorative Figure and Background|
|Figure I (drawing)|
|Figure II (drawing)|
|1941 May 10 - June 1||BCSFA 31st Annual||Reclining Figure|
|1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19||VAG B.C. Artists 10th Annual||Young Man at a Table|
|Girl with Tea Things|
|My Wife as Catherine of Russia|
|1942 May 15 - 31||BCSFA 32nd Annual||Margeurite|
|1942 July 7 - Sept. 2||VAG B.C. Artists 1st Annual Summer||Young Man at a Table|
|1942 Sept. 25 - Oct. 18||VAG B.C. Artists 11th Annual||Bathers|
|1942 Nov. 3 - 15||FCA Red Cross Benefit||(no information available)|
|1943 May 15 - June 6||BCSFA 33rd Annual||Nude|
|House with Trellis|
|1943 July 2 - Aug. 25||VAG B.C. Artists 2nd Annual Summer||Gabriel|
|1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20||VAG B.C. Artists 12th Annual||Diving Rafts and Boats|
|Boats at Horsehoe Bay|
|1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22||VAG B.C. Artists 13th Annual||Seaside Trees|
|Old Maple Tree|
|1945 May 18 - June 10||BCSFA 35th Annual||Head|
|1945 July 3 - Aug. 26||VAG B.C. Artists 4th Annual Summer||Head|
|1946 July 2 - 28||VAG Jubilee Exhibition||Holiday Excursion|
|1948 May 18 -June 6||BCSFA 38th Annual||The White Ship|
|1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10||VAG B.C. Artists 17th Annual||Four Ships in Variable Weather|
|1949 May 3 - 22||BCSFA 39th Annual||Convoy Under Way|
|Ships at Quiet Anchor|
|1949 Oct. 8 - 30||VAG B.C. Artists 18th Annual||Fanciful Seascape in Primary Colours|
|1950 April 25 - May 14||BCSA 40th Annual||Drawing (Pen and Ink)|
|Fair Weather Signals|
|1950 Nov. 28 - Dec. 17||VAG B.C. Artists 19th Annual||Reflected Ship|
|1953||VAG Six B.C. Painters||Reflected Ship|
|Vacant and Occupied Squares|
|Ships at Quiet Anchor|
100 YEARS OF B.C. ART (refer to VAG58)
JOY AND CELEBRATION - VANCOUVER SUMMER 1967 (refer to UBC67)
SUMMER BUBBLE (refer to BAG70)
B.C. ARTISTS' TRIBUTE TO COLIN GRAHAM (refer to AGGV74)
PRINTMAKING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA 1889-1983 (refer to AGGV83)
VANCOUVER: ART & ARTISTS 1931 - 1983 (refer to VAG83)
GENERATIONS - FIVE DECADES OF ART IN WEST VANCOUVER 1912 - 1962 (refer to WVMA99)
DESIGNING A MODERN IDENTITY (refer to KAG01)
A MODERN LIFE: Art and Design in British Columbia 1945-1960 (refer to VAG04)
PAINT - A PSYCHEDELIC PRIMER (refer to VAG06)
DAILY GRIND EXHIBITIONS (refer to DG07)
OUR CHANGING LANDSCAPE (refer to BAG08)
VISIONS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (refer to VAG09)
SHORE, FOREST AND BEYOND - ART FROM THE AUDAIN COLLECTION (refer to VAG11)
COTTAGES TO COMMUNITIES (refer to WVHS11)
88 ARTISTS FROM 88 YEARS (refer to ECU17)
MODERN IN THE MAKING - POST-WAR CRAFT AND DESIGN IN BRITISH COLUMBIA (refer to VAG20)
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
The Teaching of Drawing by B.C. Binning
Canadian Art magazine, Vol. 5 No. 1, October-November 1947, p. 20-23; 4 illustrations
A DISQUISITION ON ABSTRACT PAINTING by Lawren Harris.
1954, Rous & Mann Press Ltd., Toronto; 16 pages; illustrated
Includes one illustration by B.C. Binning
MACLEAN'S MAGAZINE - B.C. CENTENNIAL ISSUE (refer to MAC58)
THE FINE ARTS IN VANCOUVER, 1886 - 1930 (refer to THOM)
CREATIVE CANADA - VOLUME ONE, by University of Toronto Press
1971; ISBN 0-8020-3262-1
"A biographical dictionary of twentieth-century creative and performing artists."
Includes one and a half full columns of information about Binning
THREE HOURS LATER (refer to 3BC74)
VISUAL ARTS BRITISH COLUMBIA (refer to VABC77)
A GUIDE TO SCULPTURE IN VANCOUVER (refer to GSV80)
ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979 (refer to RCA81)
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
ART BANK CATALOGUE (refer to AB87)
A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)
ART BC, MASTERWORKS FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA by Ian M. Thom
2000, Douglas & McIntyre Ltd., ISBN 1-55054-808-5
232 pages illustrated in colour and b&w
Includes two sections on Binning; 2 full page colour illustrations of his work
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
18 references cited for Binning, including CC1, M, and RCA listed above.
WATERFRONT by James P. Delgado, Executive Director, Vancouver Maritime Museum
"The illustrated maritime story of Greater Vancouver"
Published by Vancouver Maritime Museum and Stanton Atkins & Dosil Publishers
2005, ISBN 0-9732346-5-2, 186 pages hardcover first edition with dust jacket
Includes list of sources, index, credits, acknowledgements
Extensively illustrated in colour and black and white with art and photographs
Artwork reproduced from Atkins Feckless Collection includes print by Binning
PUBLIC ART IN VANCOUVER - ANGELS AMONG LIONS (refer to PAV09)
VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - B.C. ARTISTS FILES (refer to VPL)
VANCOUVER SCHOOL OF ART - LIST OF GRADUATES & STUDENTS (refer to VSA)
THE LIFE AND ART OF HARRY AND JESSIE WEBB (refer to MTP14)
CITY & PROVINCIAL DIRECTORIES 1933-34 (refer to DIR)
THE FECKLESS COLLECTION (refer to FECK18)
GREATER VANCOUVER ART GALLERIES 1954-2020
(refer to GVAG20)
7 references to Binning.
"B.C. Binning is always a master draftsman."
From "B.C. Society of Fine Arts Display Sets New High Mark," by Palette Vancouver Daily Province, May 16, 1942
"Well-known Vancouver artists recently elected (BCSFA) members
include ... B.C. Binning ..."
From "B.C. Artists' Display To Calgary For Exhibition," by Palette Vancouver Daily Province, May-June 1942
" ... Among those contibuting paintings and drawings are: ... B.C. Binning ... "
From "Noted Artists Offer Paintings For Red Cross" Vancouver Daily Province (presumed), November 1942
"Among other prominent exhibitors are ... B.C. Binning ...
From "Summer Show at Gallery Major Event for Art Lovers," by Palette Vancouver Daily Province, July 7, 1943
"The quality of painting in B.C. exhibitions has been greatly strengthened by
the inclusion of works by former students. This reflects the good work of a
loyal and enthusiastic staff consisting at present of
Grace W. Melvin,
Fred A. Amess,
J.L. Shadbolt, and a number of other teachers, past
and present, in the Day, Evening and Saturday Morning Classes."
From "A Short Art History of British Columbia", by Charles H. Scott
Behind The Palette, June 1947
"In the pronounced swing to the left we find ... two remarkable canvases by
B.C. Binning, dealing in an abstract way with ships ..." (continues)
From "Lively Spirit Pervades B.C. Artists' Exhibition" by Palette. Vancouver Daily Province, May 3 1949
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