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Marjorie (also Margery) Harferd

c1922 -

Atelier Sketch Club

Marjorie Harferd was born on Salt Spring Island to English parents. She was a member of the Atelier Sketch Club, a group formed by art students taking Evening Classes at the Vancouver School of Art. The group put together an exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1940.

She also exhibited with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in their annual exhibition in 1943. She was living in Vancouver.

She married Edwin Claude Partington, a pilot in the R.C.A.F., in 1943 in Vancouver. She was living in Washington Court at 998 Thurlow Street, Vancouver. The wedding certificate noted her occupation as "freelance artist."

Also, per McMann card file at Vancouver Art Gallery Library:
     VAG annual B.C. Artist exhibitions: 1937 through 1943.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1941 Sept. 9 - 21 Solo show VAG

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1937 Sept. 17 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 6th Annual April
1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9 VAG   B.C. Artists 7th Annual Adore
Breezes
Florenze
Summer Joys
1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8 VAG   B.C. Artists 8th Annual Windfall
Vancouver Beach
1940 April 2 - 14 Atelier Sketch Club   Group exhibition Tall Timber
Dreamer
Sketch
1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 9th Annual William Frederick Gardiner, Esq. MRAIC
Fruits of Labour
Age and Youth
1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19 VAG   B.C. Artists 10th Annual A.S. Grigsby, Secretary-Treasurer, Vancouver Art Gallery
Study in Blue
1942 July 7 - Sept. 2 VAG   B.C. Artists 1st Annual Summer Lost Lagoon in Spring
1942 Sept. 25 - Oct. 18 VAG   B.C. Artists 11th Annual Theo
1943 May 15 - June 6 BCSFA   33rd Annual Road to Yesterday
1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20 VAG   B.C. Artists 12th Annual Free as the Breeze
Chrysanthemums

References

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

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

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

Clippings

"Congratulations are due to the Atelier Sketch Club for their ambitious exhibition. This self-organized group of evening school students are meeting every Friday in the Holden building and an invitation is extended to all students to join."
      "Evening School", by Fred Amess
      From Behind The Palette, Vancouver School of Art Annual 1939-40

"Art Group, Youth Share City Gallery"
      Daily Province April 4 1940

"Atelier Sketch Club Takes A Bow"
      News Herald April 3 1940

"Two Vancouver Artists Display Fine Paintings at Art Gallery", by Mildred Valley Thornton
      Vancouver Sun September 11 1941

No. 406 - MARJORIE HARFERD.
"Miss Marjorie Harferd is one of our younger artists who is frequently to be seen with easel and sketch-book in the groves of Stanley Park. Her work in recent years has shown marked development notably in the direction of portrait painting in watercolour, of which several examples are included in this, her first One Man Show in the Art Gallery."
    Vancouver Art Gallery Bulletin, 1941

"Among other prominent exhibitors are ... Marjorie Harferd ... (continues)
      From "Summer Show at Gallery Major Event for Art Lovers," by Palette
      Vancouver Daily Province, July 7, 1943


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