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E. Susan Gibson

1894 - ?

Island Arts and Crafts Club
Provincial Exhibition
B.C. Society of Fine Arts

E. Susan Gibson was born in Colingbourne, Kingston, Wiltshire, England in 1894. She was a student of F. Calderon's School for Animal Painting, London, England, and of the M. Mavellier School of Animal Painting, Paris, France. She exhibited her work at the Winchester Art Exhibition, Winchester, England. After moving to British Columbia, she became a member of the Okanagan Artists League, Vernon Branch, and the Island Arts and Crafts Club. She lived in Vernon and Agassiz, according to entry forms for the B.C. Artists' exhibitions.

She exhibited one watercolour in the 1928 Provincial Exhibition in New Westminster. The exhibition catalogue noted that she was a resident of Vernon. She also exhibited with the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour in Toronto.

Also, per card file at Vancouver Art Gallery Library:
     Island Arts and Crafts Club: 1925-38 (middle initial given as F.)
     VAG annual B.C. Artists' exhibitions: 1952.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1928 September 3 - 8 Provincial Exhibition   Eighth Annual Salon A Study of Snow
1933 Mar. 3 - 15 VAG   IACS Vancouver Island Exhibition Below Angel Mountain, Shuswap
Vernon in Winter
1933 Dec. 1 - 17 VAG   B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition Early Morning
Afternoon, Peace River
1934 Sept. 21 - Oct. 14 VAG   B.C. Artists 3rd Annual Bush Fires
Grassy Point
1936 Sept. 18 - Oct. 11 VAG   B.C. Artists 5th Annual Washing on the Line
1937 Sept. 17 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 6th Annual Storm in the Mountains
1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9 VAG   B.C. Artists 7th Annual The Quiet Pool
Lumber Mill
Above the Sunwapta
1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8 VAG   B.C. Artists 8th Annual Fishing Boats
Coast - Monterey Peninsula
Monterey Pine
1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 9th Annual Sand Dunes
Yellow Pine
1941 May 10 - June 1 BCSFA   31st Annual Encircling Trees
1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19 VAG   B.C. Artists 10th Annual March Sunshine
1949 Oct. 8 - 30 VAG   B.C. Artists 18th Annual White Morning
1950 Nov. 28 - Dec. 17 VAG   B.C. Artists 19th Annual Wind and Ice
Hills and Clouds, Fraser Valley

References

WHO'S WHO IN NORTHWEST ART (refer to WWNA41)

ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY - List of Exhibitors

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

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      1 reference cited for Gibson: WWNA above.

Clippings

"Artists represented in the group comprise the following ... Susan Gibson ... (continues)
      From "Maritime Art Association"
      Vancouver Art Gallery Bulletin, November (?), 1939


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