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Cianci started classes at the VSDAA in 1925, while living at 1801 East 7th Avenue in Vancouver. He wrote three articles for the June 1926 issue of The Paint Box, the art school's annual: The Old Man Speaks Out, Reflections of a Model, and In the Domain of Science. For the Spring 1927 issue of The Paint Box he wrote Art Students and Playwrights, and a poem titled So Much For Impressionism. According to Salloum, Cianci was also Charles H. Scott's personal secretary for part of the time that he attended the art school. He did not graduate from the art school.
Cianci married Sybil Lyall Hill on September 1 1932 in Vancouver. Cianci was listed on the marriage certificate as a teacher, he was employed by the Vancouver School Board. The witnesses on the certificate were Beatrice Lennie and Madge Farmer. The couple later divorced.
He later married Eryl Charles Edwards (q.v.), who predeceased him in 1971.
He died a widower in 1994 in Kamloops, BC.
|1932 Sept. 17 - 30||PASOVAS Club Exhibition||"Jimmy Chicken's Island"|
|1936 Feb. 21 - Mar. 5||PASOVAS Annual Group Show||(photography)|
UNDERLYING VIBRATIONS - The Photography and Life of John Vanderpant
1995, Horsdal & Schubart Publishers, Victoria, BC, by Sheryl Salloum
ISBN 0-920663-40-0 (96 pages, paperback)
Numerous references and quotations for Cianci.
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, death (refer to BCVS)
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