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Josephine (Zeffie) Crease

August 7 1864 - December 24 1947

Island Arts and Crafts Society
B.C. Society of Fine Arts

Josephine Crease was born in New Westminster in 1864, the youngest daughter of watercolourist Sarah Crease. She studied art at Angela College and later under Ellen Chaffrey Richards. She also studied in England.

She exhibited her work with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in May 1924. She also exhibited work with the Island Arts and Crafts Society from 1910 to 1941, including eight paintings in the 1914 5th Annual exhibition.

She exhibited artwork in the 1938 B.C. Artist annual exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Refer also to the Josephine Crease diaries at the B.C. Provincial Archives, and The Crease Family Archives exhibition catalogue of 1981.

She died in Victoria in 1947 at the age of 83.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1924 May 3 - 17 BCSFA   16th Annual Exhibition Hope River, Chilliwack
1933 Mar. 3 - 15 VAG   IACS Vancouver Island Exhibition Sweetpea Farm
Two Rivers, Sproat Lake
Penticton, B.C.
1934 Sept. 21 - Oct. 14 VAG   B.C. Artists 3rd Annual The Open Gate
Mt. Douglas Golf Links
In Beacon Hill Park
1936 Sept. 18 - Oct. 11 VAG   B.C. Artists 5th Annual Tranquility, Deep Cove, V.I.
Snow in a Private Garden, Victoria, B.C.
1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9 VAG   B.C. Artists 7th Annual Albert Head, Metchosin, V.I.
1939 Mar. 14 - 26 VAG   IACS Vancouver Island Exhibition Arbutus Lane, Mayne Island
Cowichan River
1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 9th Annual Springtime Comes to Uplands, Victoria BC

References

ISLAND ARTS & CRAFTS CLUB 5th ANNUAL EXHIBITION (refer to IACS14)

EARLY PAINTERS AND ENGRAVERS IN CANADA (refer to H70)
      Includes short reference to Crease.

CONTEMPORARIES OF EMILY CARR IN BRITISH COLUMBIA (refer to SFU74)

ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY - List of Exhibitors

ARTISTS OVERLAND - A visual record of British Columbia 1793 - 1886
      1980 Sept. 10 - Oct. 18; exhibition catalogue; Burnaby Art Gallery
      Also exhibited at the Provincial Archives Nov. 3 1980 - Jan. 9 1981.
      Illustrated throughout in black & white; 3 colour plates; 156 pages; no ISBN
      By Berenice C. Gilmore; Foreword by J.N. Hardman, Director - Burnaby Art Gallery.
      10 works by Crease listed.

THE CREASE FAMILY ARCHIVES - A Record of Settlement and Service in British Columbia
      By Christina B. Johnson-Dean; ISBN 0-7718-8259-9; 44 pages
      Colour cover, illustrated throughout black & white; includes catalogue of works
      1981 Oct. 10 - 1982 March 31 (exhibition), Provincial Archives of British Columbia
      Includes information on Crease (work illustrated p. 21), the Island Arts & Crafts Society, and art in Victoria.

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

NOT JUST PIN MONEY, Barbara K. Latham & Roberta J. Pazdro, Eds.
      1984, published by Camosun, Victoria.
      Includes essay: From Pastels to Chisel: the Changing Role of BC Women Artists
      Essay includes references to Josephine Crease, Sister Mary Osithe, Ina Uhthoff, and Beatrice Lennie.

BRITISH COLUMBIA WOMEN ARTISTS 1885-1985 (refer to AGGV85)

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      3 references cited for Crease.

Clippings

Obituary, Victoria Colonist, December 25 1947


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