Art & Artists in Exhibition: Vancouver 1890 - 1950
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Theodore William Greaves

February 19 1878 - January 1 1953

Vancouver Sketch Club
Federation of Canadian Artists (Founding Member 1941)

Theodore William Greaves was born in Nowgong Assam, India in 1878. He was a pupil of the Art School at Camborne, England in 1895, with John M. Bromley, St. Ives, England, and William T. Wood, London, England.

He came to B.C. around 1925. He won a Bronze medal at the 1938 B.C. Artists exhibition, and another in the 1943 B.C. Artists exhibition for his pastel "Thawing".

He donated artwork to an FCA fundraising exhibition for the Canadian Red Cross at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1942.

An entry form for the 12th Annual B.C. Artists' exhibition in 1943 provided the following information:
     1. Name ... Theodore W. Greaves
     2. Address ... 3775 W. 34th Ave. Vancouver ... Phone No. KE 1242L
     3. Place of Birth ... Nowgong Assam India ... Age 65
     4. Length of Residence in B.C. ... 18 years
     5. Occupation ... Retired
     6. Schools attended ... Private schools in England and Belgium; School of Mines, Cornwall
     7. Art Education ...Private lessons with John M. Bromley, Cornwall; William T. Wood, Chelsea, London in Water Colour landscape
     8. Exhibitions in which work has been shown ... Vancouver Sketch Club. B.C. Artists' Exhibition (ten years). Association's Bronze Medal Sept / 38.

Also, per card file at Vancouver Art Gallery Library:
     VAG annual B.C. Artists' exhibitions: 1936-39 (1934 - 1938 per WWNA), 1941, 1943-45.
     Vancouver Exhibition representing the Vancouver Sketch Club: 1931, 1932.

Greaves died in Vancouver in 1953 at the age of 74.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1930 Aug. 6 - 16 VanExh   Oil Paintings & Water-colours The Convent, 29th Avenue and Dunbar St.
A Country Road
The Church
1932 Oct. 5 - 30 VAG   B.C. Artists 1st Annual English Bay
Mount Baker
1935 Sept. 20 - Oct. 15 VAG   B.C. Artists 4th Annual Sweet Peas
1936 Sept. 18 - Oct. 11 VAG   B.C. Artists 5th Annual Pear Blossom
1937 Sept. 17 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 6th Annual Snowscape
Plums
Snowstorm
1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9 VAG   B.C. Artists 7th Annual Hydrangeas and Hollyhocks
Portrait
1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8 VAG   B.C. Artists 8th Annual Apples
Portrait Study
1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19 VAG   B.C. Artists 10th Annual May Sunshine
Roses
1942 Nov. 3 - 15 FCA   Red Cross Benefit (no information available)
1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20 VAG   B.C. Artists 12th Annual Thawing
Ken
1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22 VAG   B.C. Artists 13th Annual Delta Landscape
1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21 VAG   B.C. Artists 14th Annual Daybreak

References

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

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

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      1 reference cited for Greaves: Who's Who in Northwest Art above.

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

Clippings

" ... Among those contibuting paintings and drawings are: ... T.W. Greaves ... "
      from "Noted Artists Offer Paintings For Red Cross"
      Vancouver Daily Province (presumed), November 1942


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