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In 1931 Harris had an exhibition with A.Y. Jackson at the Vancouver Exhibition titled Sketches of the Canadian North.
He was on a list titled "Leading Vancouver Artists," provided to the Labour Arts Guild on April 10, 1946 by the Vancouver Art Gallery to assist in the Guild's call for entries to the second annual B.C. At Work exhibition.
In 1946 - 1947 he had work in a Federation of Canadian Artists travelling exhibition, and wrote a short statement to explain his work in the show.
He exhibited more work with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in their Annual Exhibitions in 1942, 1943, and 1949.
Also, per card file at Vancouver Art Gallery Library:
B.C. Society of Fine Arts: 1944-46, 1948, 1950-51, 1956-57, 1960, 1967.
VAG annual B.C. Artist exhibitions: 1943-44, 1946, 1948-1951, 1956-57.
|1941 April 29 - May 13||Solo Exhibition||VAG|
|1945 Jan. 30 - Feb. 18||Sketches (12 Pictures)||VAG|
|1949 March 1 - 20||Retrospective (90 paintings)||VAG|
|1949 March 22 - April 3||Solo show (24 sketches)||VAG|
|1928 Sept. 3 - 8||ProvExh 8th Annual Salon||Afternoon Sun, Lake Superior|
|Elevator Court, Halifax|
|1931 Aug. 22 - 29||Vancouver Exhibition||Sketches of the Canadian North (with A.Y. Jackson)|
|1932 May - July||VAG All Canadian Exhibition||Isolation Peaks, Rockies|
|1942 May 15 - 31||BCSFA 32nd Annual||Painting|
|1942 July 7 - Sept. 2||VAG B.C. Artists 1st Annual Summer||Sonata|
|1942 Nov. 3 - 15||FCA Red Cross Benefit||(no information available)|
|1943 May 15 - June 6||BCSFA 33rd Annual||Painting|
|Hills North of Lake Superior|
|1943 July 2 - Aug. 25||VAG B.C. Artists 2nd Annual Summer||Hills North of Lake Superior|
|1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20||VAG B.C. Artists 12th Annual||1943|
|1944 May 13 - June 4||BCSFA 34th Annual||Painting|
|1944 July 4 - Aug. 30||VAG B.C. Artists 3rd Annual Summer||Painting|
|1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22||VAG B.C. Artists 13th Annual||Rhythmic Organization|
|1945 May 18 - June 10||BCSFA 35th Annual||Mt. Thule, Bylot Island|
|South Short, Bylot Island|
|1945 July 3 - Aug. 26||VAG B.C. Artists 4th Annual Summer||Mount Thule, Bylot Island|
|1946 May 31 - June 23||BCSFA 36th Annual||Composition|
|1946 July 2 - 28||VAG Jubilee Exhibition||Painting|
|1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 15th Annual||Mountain Form VI|
|Abstract Painting of a Mountain Experience|
|1946 - 47||Federation of Canadian Artists
Travelling Exhibition #2
|Fish House, Coldwell, Lake Superior|
|Mountain Sketch LXXIV, above Moraine Lake|
|Northern Sketch XXI|
|South Shore, Bylot Island|
|1947 July 8 - 27||VAG B.C. Artists Summer Exhibition||Mountain|
|1948 May 18 -June 6||BCSFA 38th Annual||Abstract Painting No. 20|
|1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10||VAG B.C. Artists 17th Annual||Painting|
|1949 May 3 - 22||BCSFA 39th Annual||Variations on a Theme|
|1949 Oct. 8 - 30||VAG B.C. Artists 18th Annual||South Peak, Mount Victoria|
|1950 April 25 - May 14||BCSA 40th Annual||Bylot Island II|
|1950 Nov. 28 - Dec. 17||VAG B.C. Artists 19th Annual||Formative No. 4|
100 YEARS OF B.C. ART (refer to VAG58)
B.C. PAINTINGS BURNABY 58 (refer to BAG58)
6th BURNABY NATIONAL PRINT SHOW (refer to BAG71)
VANCOUVER: ART & ARTISTS 1931 - 1983 (refer to VAG83)
A MODERN LIFE: Art and Design in British Columbia 1945-1960 (refer to VAG04)
OUR CHANGING LANDSCAPE (2008) (refer to BAG08)
SHORE, FOREST AND BEYOND - ART FROM THE AUDAIN COLLECTION (refer to VAG11)
ARTISTS, ARCHITECTS & ARTISTS - Canadian Art 1890 - 1918 (refer to NGC13)
WHO'S WHO IN BRITISH COLUMBIA 1944-45-46
A Record of British Columbia Men and Women of Today
S. Maurice Carter Editor & Publisher
Copyright 1945, printed by Atlas Printers, Vancouver B.C.
312 pages, hardcover; index of names (14 pages), biographies (290 pages)
list of abbreviations (2 pages), advertising including the only portrait in the book
Includes reference to Lawren Harris
MACLEAN'S MAGAZINE - B.C. CENTENNIAL ISSUE (refer to MAC58)
THE FINE ARTS IN VANCOUVER, 1886 - 1930 (refer to THOM)
CREATIVE CANADA - VOLUME TWO, by University of Toronto Press
1972; ISBN 0-8020-3285-0
Includes two and a half columns of concise information about Harris.
ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979 (refer to RCA81)
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS -
SPRING EXHIBITIONS 1880 - 1970 (refer to MM88)
THE ALMA MATER SOCIETY ART COLLECTION -
University of British Columbia 1948 - 1988
No ISBN, 64 pages, illustrated in colour and b&w
Includes history of the collection, artist biographies
A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS
(refer to M)
Extensive 4 page biography, 1 page of footnotes.
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
30 references listed for Harris, including CC2, M, and RCA listed above.
ART INSPIRED BY THE CANADIAN ROCKIES, PURCELL
MOUNTAINS AND SELKIRK MOUNTAINS 1809-2012 (refer to TOWN12)
THE FECKLESS COLLECTION (refer to FECK18)
" ... Among those contibuting paintings and drawings are: ... Lawren Harris ... "
from "Noted Artists Offer Paintings For Red Cross" Vancouver Daily Province (presumed), November 1942
"Paintings by well known artists include ... Lawren Harris ...
From "Summer Show at Gallery Major Event for Art Lovers," by Palette Vancouver Daily Province, July 7, 1943
"Lawren Harris and S. Brunst are in the vanguard of the
abstractionists ... "
From "Notable Exhibits of Artists' Work" by Mildred Valley Thornton Vancouver Sun (presumed), May 1944
"As a result of a ballot taken in respect of nominations
previously secured by public announcement, three artist members,
Mr. Lawren Harris, Mr. C.H.
Scott, A.R.C.A., and J.W.G. Macdonald, headed
the poll by large majorities."
From "Re: 13th Annual B.C. Artists' Exhibition" by A.S. Grigsby.
"In the pronounced swing to the left we find of course Lawren
Harris, with his purely non-objective "Variations on a Theme"" ...
From "Lively Spirit Pervades B.C. Artists' Exhibition" by Palette. Vancouver Daily Province, May 3 1949
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