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Forbes Helem

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Camera Art Club of Vancouver (President)

Forbes Helem had a solo exhibition of abstract photography at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1940, and a two-person exhibition of photography in 1942 with Hugh Aikens. He also exhibited there with the Camera Art Club of Vancouver in 1942 and 1943. He was President of the Club in 1942.

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1940 Oct. 15 - 27 Abstract photography VAG
1942 June 23 - July 5 Forbes Helem & Hugh Aikens (photography) VAG

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1942 July - ? CACV 6th Annual title?
1943 July - Sept. 2 CACV 7th Annual Crystal Ballet
Horizon 1942

References

Clippings

"Forbes Helem, president of the club; Anna Abrahamson, Lillian Dow Davidson, V.J. Eby, and W.T. Thorne, DSC, the five exhibitors have quite apparently expended much time and thought to obtain the results."
      From "Two Exhibitions At Art Gallery"
      Vancouver Sun, July 8, 1942

"Outstanding prints include ... Forbes Helem's strong "Crystal Ballet" ... (continues)
      From "Summer Show at Gallery Major Event for Art Lovers," by Palette
      Vancouver Daily Province, July 7, 1943


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