BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

Alison Elizabeth (Betty) Fairlie
(m Walter Duncalfe, also Betty Duncalfe)

1913 -

Atelier Sketch Club

Betty Fairlie was born in Vancouver. She married artist Walter Duncalfe in Vancouver on November 6 1937, her occupation noted as Artist.

She exhibited sculptural work at the Vancouver Art Gallery in the annual B.C. Artists exhibitions in 1937, 1939, and 1940.

In 1940 she was noted as the "unofficial secretary" of the Atelier Sketch Club. She also posed as a model for the group.

In 1941 she was living in Mill Valley, Marin County, California.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1937 Sept. 17 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 6th Annual Mischief
1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8 VAG   B.C. Artists 8th Annual Disciple
Life Mask
1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 9th Annual Arabesque
Flame No. 2

References

A CENTURY OF SCULPTURE (refer to SSBC98)

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

http://bowergenealogy.ca/9/27967.htm (Bower Family genealogy online)

Clippings

" ... Mrs. Betty Duncalfe, "unofficial secretary" of the Atelier Sketch Club whose exhibition opened in an adjoining room at the Vancouver Art Gallery today. Mrs. Duncalfe, who is a model as well as an artist, admits to a liking for abstract art though she hasn't tried her hand at it ... yet.
      From " 'Old' at Twenty, Artist Displays City's First Abstract Show" by Doris Milligan
      Vancouver Sun, April 2 1940

""We chip in for models," explains Mrs. Betty Duncalfe, "unofficial secretary." She only joined a month and a half ago and is a model as well as an artist and sculptor."
      From "Students Hold Art Exhibition"
      Vancouver Sun April 3 1940


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