BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

Mrs. Sybil Cianci
(Miss Sybil Lyall Hill)

c1907 -

Federation of Canadian Artists (Founding Member 1941)
B.C. Society of Fine Arts (Member 1944-1948)

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 in the Seattle Art Museum's annual Northwest Artists exhibition in 1943, her address noted as "Hollyburn P.O."

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.

BC Vital Statistics on-line did not provide any further information on the artist as of November 2021, under last names Cianci or Hill. An internet search provided a couple of links to articles she had apparently written as a teacher.

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
1944 May 13 - June 4 BCSFA   34rd Annual She Walks Alone
Protection
The Earth Woman
1944 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20 VAG   B.C. Artists 12th Annual The Indomitable Spirit

References

SEATTLE ART MUSEUM - NORTHWEST ARTISTS EXHIBITIONS 1914 - 1975
     Refer to NWA BC artists by exhibition
     Refer to NWAA BC artists alphabetically

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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