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Nesta Bowen Horne (Mrs.)
(Mrs. Thomas A. Horne)

1896 - 1987

B.C. Society of Artists (Elected Member 1942)

Mrs. Nesta Bowen Horne was born in the West Indies. She came to Canada in 1929 and settled in Vancouver until 1955 when her husband died.

She exhibited artwork in the B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery from 1934 to 1950.

She exhibited work with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in their Annual Exhibitions from 1942 to 1954.

Horne 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. Horne did not have work in either of the B.C. At Work exhibitions.

Horne died in Victoria in 1987.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1940 Oct. 15 - 30 Mabel Bain & Nesta B. Horne Vancouver Art Gallery
1944 April 18 - May 7 Solo Exhibition (28 pictures) Vancouver Art Gallery
1946 Nov. 26 - Dec. 15 Solo Exhibition (32 pictures) Vancouver Art Gallery

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1934 Sept. 21 - Oct. 14 VAG   B.C. Artists 3rd Annual Nasturtiums
1935 Sept. 20 - Oct. 15 VAG   B.C. Artists 4th Annual Fione - a portrait
1936 Sept. 18 - Oct. 11 VAG   B.C. Artists 5th Annual The Young Artist
Poise
1936 Oct. 15 - 20 VAG   B.C. Artists Chilliwack Exhibition Poise
1937 Sept. 17 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 6th Annual Portrait
Still Life
Sketch
1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8 VAG   B.C. Artists 8th Annual Study
Setsu
Wallflowers
1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 9th Annual French Marigolds
Roberta
1941 May 10 - June 1 BCSFA   31st Annual John
Kay Knitting
1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19 VAG   B.C. Artists 10th Annual Mrs. Frank Ashfield
Isobel
1942 May 15 - 31 BCSFA   32nd Annual Esther
1942 July 7 - Sept. 2 VAG   B.C. Artists 1st Annual Summer Esther
1943 May 15 - June 6 BCSFA   33rd Annual Rebecca
The Red Chair
1943 July 2 - Aug. 25 VAG   B.C. Artists 2nd Annual Summer Esther
1944 May 13 - June 4 BCSFA   34th Annual Study
Still Life
1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22 VAG   B.C. Artists 13th Annual Joan
1945 May 18 - June 10 BCSFA   35th Annual Mrs. Robert Kelly
1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21 VAG   B.C. Artists 14th Annual Miss Catherine Smart
1946 May 31 - June 23 BCSFA   36th Annual Portrait, Mr. W.H. Rutherford
1946 July 2 - 28 VAG   Jubilee Exhibition Mrs. Robert Kelly
1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 15th Annual Frances in Uniform
1947 May 9 - June 1 BCSFA   37th Annual Mrs. W.H. Hatfield
1948 May 18 -June 6 BCSFA   38th Annual Portrait of John Masterson, Esq.
1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 17th Annual Flora
1949 May 3 - 22 BCSFA   39th Annual Tony
1949 Oct. 8 - 30 VAG   B.C. Artists 18th Annual Dr. Barnett Savery
1950 April 25 - May 14 BCSA   40th Annual "Dutch"
1950 Nov. 28 - Dec. 17 VAG   B.C. Artists 19th Annual Dave

References

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

A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      1 reference cited for Horne: Macdonald listed above.

Clippings

" ... together with oil and watercolour paintings by ... Nesta B. Horne ... all contribute much to this extraordinary show."
      From "B.C. Society of Fine Arts Display Sets New High Mark," by Palette
      Vancouver Daily Province, May 16, 1942

"Well-known Vancouver artists recently elected members include Nesta B. Horne ..."
      From "B.C. Artists' Display To Calgary For Exhibition," by Palette
      Vancouver Daily Province, May-June 1942


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