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Hambleton exhibited in the B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1944, 1949-53, 1955-58, and 1968. During the war he was a Corporal in the Royal Canadian Air Force.
One of his paintings was used on the cover of the 1960 Vancouver telephone book. In 1949 he painted the demolition of the former Hotel Vancouver on Georgia at Granville. His painting Vancouver From Grouse Mountain was Number 223 in the 1958 "100 Years of B.C. Art" exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The painting was listed for sale at $150.00. Forty years later the painting came up for sale again in an estate auction, selling for little more than its original price.
Also, per card file at Vancouver
Art Gallery Library:
B.C. Society of Fine Arts: 1951 through 1963.
He had a solo exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1963. In 1964 he moved to Kelowna, B.C., where he opened his own art gallery, also continuing to paint.
He died in 1988 while staying at a summer cottage on Sheridan Lake, near Lone Butte. He was married to Lorna Irene Nichol.
|1940 April 2 - 14||Atelier Sketch Club Group exhibition||Charcoal Study|
|The Plaid Jacket|
|1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22||VAG B.C. Artists 13th Annual||Willow Trees|
|New York Central Bridge, St. Thomas, Ontario|
|1949 Oct. 8 - 30||VAG B.C. Artists 18th Annual||Nancy|
|1950 Nov. 28 - Dec. 17||VAG B.C. Artists 19th Annual||From North Lonsdale|
B.C. PAINTINGS BURNABY 58 (refer to BAG58)
B.C. ARTISTS 27th ANNUAL (refer to BCA58)
SPRING EXHIBITION - FCA - BC REGION (refer to FCA64)
1968 DIRECTORY OF HANDICRAFTS (refer to IDTC68)
THE SHELL CANADA COLLECTION (refer to SHEL77)
VISUAL ARTS BRITISH COLUMBIA (refer to VABC77)
A GUIDE TO SCULPTURE IN VANCOUVER (refer to GSV80)
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
2 references cited for Hambleton, including Macdonald above.
VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - B.C. ARTISTS FILES (refer to VPL)
B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE (refer to BCVS) death
"Art Group, Youth Share City Gallery"
Daily Province April 4 1940
"Atelier Sketch Club Takes A Bow"
News Herald April 3 1940
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