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Jessie (Jess) Marion Hetherington
(Mrs. Harry Webb)

October 16 1930 - April 21 2011

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Jess Hetherington was born in Vancouver in 1930. She was a precocious art student, taking early training under Fred Amess. She met artist Harry Webb (q.v.) in 1950 while attending the art school. She would have been a graduate from the school except that she was unable to pay a $50.00 fee for the certificate (per manuscript). They married, and had a daughter Adrienne in 1957.

She exhibited her artwork in the 1947 B.C. Artists exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. She was living in Vancouver at the time. She had work in the 1938 B.C. Artists exhibition, with her first name given as Bessie.

She submitted one wood engraving to the 1949 B.C. Graphic exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the self-portrait wood engraving was selected for the exhibition.

She was active in the Vancouver arts scene throughout the 1950s and 60s.

Webb died of lung cancer at age 80.

Group Exhibitions

DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9 VAG   B.C. Artists 7th Annual Shadows
1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12 VAG   B.C. Artists 16th Annual Portrait of a Little Girl
1949 Nov. 22 - Dec. 11 VAG   First B.C. Graphic Self-portrait

References

SOUVENIR CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITIONS OPENING THE NEW VANCOUVER ART GALLERY (refer to VAG51)

100 YEARS OF B.C. ART (refer to VAG58)

BURNABY NATIONAL PRINT SHOW (refer to BAG61)

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

AGGV85

THE LIFE AND ART OF HARRY AND JESSIE WEBB (refer to MTP14)

Clippings

Obituary, Vancouver Sun, April 27, 2011.

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