Art & Artists in Exhibition: Vancouver 1890 - 1950
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Mabel Lucetta Harwood (nee Dafoe)
(Mrs. Charles Wrighton Seal)
(Mrs. Ronald Gwynore James Harwood)

September 15 1872 - November 28 1948

B.C. Society of Fine Arts

Mabel Dafoe was born in Belleville, Ontario, and came to BC c1888, where she lived in Vancouver on Alberni Street.

She married Charles Wrighton Seal on June 15, 1899. After her husband passed away she remarried to Ronald Harwood in Vancouver on March 6, 1920.

She exhibited her work as Mabel Seal in Vancouver, starting at least as early as 1909 with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts' debut First Annual Exhibition at the Dominion Hall in Vancouver.

She exhibited work in the 1932 All Canadian Exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, as Mrs. R. Gwynne Harwood. Her oil painting was noted as the work of a local artist.

She exhibited work at the Vancouver Art Gallery in the 1st Annual B.C. Artists exhibition in 1932, and later in 1938. She was living in Vancouver.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1909 April 20 - 28 BCSFA   First Annual Exhibition A Portrait of Chas. W. Seal, Esq.
Portrait Study
1932 May - July VAG   All Canadian Exhibition Molly
1932 Oct. 5 - 30 VAG   B.C. Artists 1st Annual The Rum Runner
1935 Sept. 20 - Oct. 15 VAG   B.C. Artists 4th Annual Portrait Study
Troller at Anchor
1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9 VAG   B.C. Artists 7th Annual Coyle's Tugs
Peonies
Portrait Study

References

THE FINE ARTS IN VANCOUVER, 1886 - 1930 (refer to THOM)

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

Clippings


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