Art & Artists in Exhibition: Vancouver 1890 - 1950
Arthur Savell Grigsby
c1887 - 1947 (?)
A. Savell Grigsby was Curator and Business Manager at the
Vancouver Art Gallery for many years, beginning in 1932.
In the course of day to
day operations at the Gallery, and while organizing hundreds of exhibitions at the
Gallery, he engaged in correspondence with almost every artist in the province, and
with numerous artists, galleries and curators across Canada and the United States.
Most of this information was filed, and remains for us today an excellent source
of primary research material, thanks to Grigsby's meticulous filing.
B.C. Vital Statistics on-line provides the information that Arthur Thomas S.
Grigsby died at age 60 in North Vancouver on May 18, 1947, presumably the same man.
"All of this puts considerable strain on the small staff, headed by
A.S. Grigsby as Curator."
From A Short Art History of British Columbia
By Charles H. Scott, 1947.
"February 1, 1932, Vancouver VAG. Arthur S. Grigsby becomes Business Manager.
During the early years of operation, the day-to-day affairs of the Gallery
are run, virtually single-handedly, by Grigsby."
From Chronology - 1932, Vancouver Art & Artists 1931-1983, p. 57
ISBN 0-920095-00-3, by Vancouver Art Gallery, 1983.