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Birley exhibited with the Island Arts and Crafts Society between 1935 and 1941, according to a card file in the Vancouver Art Gallery Library.
She exhibited in the B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery from 1936 to 1949. In 1939 she had a solo exhibition of "animal portraits in pastel" at the Gallery, a type of work she was noted as specializing in.
Who's Who in Northwest Art, 1941, noted that she exhibited in the Fall Exhibition, Victoria, 1937 and 1938; B.C. Artists Exhibition, Vancouver, 1937 and 1938. She was living at 590 Transit Road, Oak Bay, Victoria.
B.C. Vital Statistics on-line has no information on Patience Birley, but does note that Studley Patrick Birley died in Victoria July 29 1962 at the age of 57. He was possibly the artist's husband.
|1939 Dec. 5 - 17||Animal Portraits in Pastel||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|1936 Sept. 18 - Oct. 11||VAG B.C. Artists 5th Annual||Kittiwake|
|1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9||VAG B.C. Artists 7th Annual||Cossack|
|Oak Bay Team|
|1939 Mar. 14 - 26||VAG IACS Vancouver Island Exhibition||Cossack|
|Frieda and Heinie|
|1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8||VAG B.C. Artists 8th Annual||Champions|
|1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21||VAG B.C. Artists 14th Annual||Circus Tiger, Ottawa|
|1949 Oct. 8 - 30||VAG B.C. Artists 18th Annual||Waiting Patiently|
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY - List of Exhibitors
BRITISH COLUMBIA WOMEN ARTISTS 1885-1985 (refer to AGGV85)
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
1 reference cited for Birley: WWNA above.
"Canadian Artists Show Their Work" by P.C.W.
Daily Province, December 6, 1939
"Three Artists Display Work" by (unknown)
Vancouver Sun, December, 1939
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