Art & Artists in Exhibition: Vancouver 1890 - 1950
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Mrs. Sybil Cianci
(Miss Sybil Lyall Hill)

c1907 -

Federation of Canadian Artists (Founding Member 1941)

Sybil Hill was born in Crystal Lake, Minnesota. Her father was from New Brunswick and her mother from Manitoba.

She was an early student at the Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts, attending from 1926 to 1928, but not graduating.

She married fellow student and artist Vito Cianci in Vancouver on September 1 1932. She was listed on the marriage certificate as a designer. The witnesses on the certificate were Beatrice Lennie and Madge Farmer. The couple later divorced.

She exhibited two oil paintings in the B.C. Society of Fine Arts annual exhibition in 1943, and three paintings in the 1944 exhibition. She was also a photographer.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1932 Sept. 17 - 30 PASOVAS   Club Exhibition "Vaucroft Beach"
1943 May 15 - June 6 BCSFA   33rd Annual When the Creative Force Rules Man
Toward the Creative Renewal
1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20 VAG   B.C. Artists 12th Annual The Indomitable Spirit

References

ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)

Vancouver School of Decorative & Applied Arts - List of Students

THE LIFE AND ART OF HARRY AND JESSIE WEBB (refer to MTP14)
Includes references to Sybil and Vito Cianci.

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

Clippings

"Sybil Cianci exhibits three mysterious paintings with innocuous titles ... "
      From "Notable Exhibits of Artists' Work" by Mildred Valley Thornton
      Vancouver Sun (presumed), May 1944


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