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He 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 in the B.C. Artists' shows at the Vancouver Art Gallery from 1940 to 1950, and in the 1948 and 1949 Stanley Park in Pictures exhibitions.
In 1946 - 1947 he had work in a Federation of Canadian Artists travelling exhibition, and wrote a short statement to describe his approach to painting, "Introduction to the Modern Spirit" as well as providing some notes on his paintings in the show.
He exhibited with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in their annual exhibitions from 1942 to at least 1950.
He died in Vancouver in 1962 at the age of sixty-seven.
|1941 Jan. 7 - 26||Solo Exhibition||VAG|
|1942 Apr. 28 - May 10||Solo Exhibition||VAG|
|1944 Oct. 24 - Nov. 12||Solo Exhibition (28 pictures)||VAG|
|1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 9th Annual||Winter Fantasy|
|1942 May 15 - 31||BCSFA 32nd Annual||Composition|
|1942 July 7 - Sept. 2||VAG B.C. Artists 1st Annual Summer||Spring Sunshine|
|The Red Chair|
|1942 Sept. 25 - Oct. 18||VAG B.C. Artists 11th Annual||E. 19th Ave.|
|Late Afternoon, Coquitlam|
|1943 May 15 - June 6||BCSFA 33rd Annual||Machinery Composition No. 4|
|1943 July 2 - Aug. 25||VAG B.C. Artists 2nd Annual Summer||Basement Steps|
|Machinery Composition No. 4|
|1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20||VAG B.C. Artists 12th Annual||Organization|
|Whonnock Home (Tempera)|
|1944 May 13 - June 4||BCSFA 34th Annual||Abstraction|
|On the Veranda|
|1944 July 4 - Aug. 30||VAG B.C. Artists 3rd Annual Summer||Houses|
|1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22||VAG B.C. Artists 13th Annual||Children's Fairy Tale|
|1945 May 18 - June 10||BCSFA 35th Annual||Cedar Cottage in Winter|
|1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21||VAG B.C. Artists 14th Annual||Coquitlam|
|1946 May 31 - June 23||BCSFA 36th Annual||Avenue Scene|
|1946 July 2 - 28||VAG Jubilee Exhibition||Houses|
|1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 15th Annual||Composition|
|1946 - 47||Federation of Canadian Artists
Travelling Exhibition #2
|Circles and Forms|
|Winter Grey Day|
|October in Saskatoon|
|1947 May 9 - June 1||BCSFA 37th Annual||Autumn|
|1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12||VAG B.C. Artists 16th Annual||River Road, Sea Island, B.C.|
|1948 May 18 -June 6||BCSFA 38th Annual||Back Lane, Vancouver, B.C.|
|Old Barn and Silos, Lulu Island|
|1948 July 27 - Aug. 15||VAG Stanley Park in Pictures||Checker Players|
|Tennis in the Park|
|1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10||VAG B.C. Artists 17th Annual||Abstraction|
|1949 May 3 - 22||BCSFA 39th Annual||Burrard St. Mood|
|Organization of Varied Forms|
|1949 July 12 - July 31||VAG Stanley Park in Pictures||Early Morning, Lost Lagoon|
|1949 Oct. 8 - 30||VAG B.C. Artists 18th Annual||Inventor's Dream of the First Megaphone|
|1950 April 25 - May 14||BCSA 40th Annual||Chess Tournament No. 1|
|1950 Nov. 28 - Dec. 17||VAG B.C. Artists 19th Annual||The Tennis Players, Series 3|
A MODERN LIFE: Art and Design in British Columbia 1945-1960 (refer to VAG04)
A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
3 references cited for Brunst, including Macdonald above.
"Among other prominent exhibitors are ... S.E. Brunst ...
From "Summer Show at Gallery Major Event for Art Lovers," by Palette Vancouver Daily Province, July 7, 1943
"Lawren Harris and S. Brunst are in the vanguard of the
abstractionists ... "
From "Notable Exhibits of Artists' Work" by Mildred Valley Thornton Vancouver Sun (presumed), May 1944
"In the same field of expression but using richer and more violent
colours are ... Stanley Brunst."
From "Lively Spirit Pervades B.C. Artists' Exhibition" by Palette. Vancouver Daily Province, May 3 1949
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