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Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour

1925 - 1985 - ?


The Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour was an artists' group founded November11, 1925, in the Libary of the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto.

Twleve founding members of the group present at that meeting were Robert Gagen, C.W. Jefferys, Frederick S. Haines, L.A.C. Panton, Franklin Carmichael, Franz Johnston, A.J. Casson, Robert Holmes, T.G. Greene, Andre Lapine, Frederick Brigden and J.E. Sampson.

The group held regular exhibitions, and sent traveling shows to cities across Canada, including Vancouver.

Members of the group were mostly Eastern Canadian painters, but included Bruno Bobak, A.C. Leighton, Arthur Lismer, J.W.G. Macdonald, W.J. Phillips, and Jack Shadbolt.


Exhibitions

DATE TITLE
1933 September 9 - 17 Vancouver Art Gallery Group Show - Watercolours
1935 October 15 - 27 Vancouver Art Gallery Group Show - Watercolours
1936 November 10 - 22 Vancouver Art Gallery Group Show - Watercolours

References

Aquarelle! by Rebecca Sisler
      1986, 56 pages; illustrated b&w; The Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, no ISBN
      A History of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour 1925 - 1985
      Includes bibliography; Presidents, Awards, Exhibitions Abroad; Members Past and Present

Clippings

"At the request of the National Gallery this group of pictures has been selected by the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour as representative of the Society's Ninth Annual Exhibition held at the Art Gallery of Toronto in April 1936."
     Exhibition Catalogue, National Gallery, 1936

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