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Charles R. Stansfeld Jones

April 2 1886 - February 24 1950

Society of Miniaturists
Canadian Art Guild

Charles Stansfeld Jones was born in London England in 1886, and first came to Canada in 1910. He went to New York in 1918, to England from 1927 to 1930, then returned to Canada, where he lived in Deep Cove, B.C.

JONES, Charles Stansfeld
Born April 2, 1886, in London, England; son of William John Jones, Freeman, Citizen and Founder of London; grandson of George Stansfeld Marshall, Worshipful Master of the Drapers' Company; great-grandson of Sir Chapman Marshall, Lord Mayor of London 1839-1840, and of Jeremiah Pilcher, a Sheriff of London; educated at Balham High School, London, and University of Chicago, U.S.A.; became a distinguished Portrait Painter; exhibited at the Royal Cambrian Academy, Derby, Birmingham and Royal Institute London; member of the Society of Miniaturists; came to Canada 1910 went to New York 1918; practiced Accountancy until 1921; lectured on Philosophy and Comparative Religions; specialized in study of Hebrew Qabalah, published books on that subject in 1922-1925 including "The Anatomy of the Body of God" "Q.B.L. or the Bride's Reception" "The Egyptian Revival" and "The Chalice of Ecstasy" also on "Crystal Visions" and "31 Hymns to the Star-Goddess". Married 1907, Prudence Rubina, daughter of William Wratten of Sussex, England, and has one daughter Deirdre; went to England 1927-1930 then returned to Canada and took up residence at Tall Timbers, Deep Water, B.C.; Publicity Manager Vancouver Folk-Craft Festival 1936; winner Hudson's Bay Company Essay Competition 1937; tour of United States and Canada including Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Oakland 1937-1938. Residence: Tall Timbers, Deep Water, B.C.

WHO'S WHO IN BRITISH COLUMBIA 1937-38-39 (see below)


Jones was involved with the Canadian Art Guild in 1944. He had work in B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1941 and 1945. He was living at "Tall Timbers" in Deep Cove at the time.

He was one of the "rejectees" from the 14th Annual B.C. Artists exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery who had their rejected work hung in protest at the Galloway-Dorbil Gallery on Granville Street.

Jones died in North Vancouver in 1950 at the age of 63, according to B.C. Vital Statistics online. His daughter Deirdre G. Stansfeld Jones died in North Vancouver in 1969 at the age of 56.

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1941 June 17 - July 6 Thirteen Pictures in Oils VAG

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19 VAG   B.C. Artists 10th Annual Portrait of my Brother
1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21 VAG   B.C. Artists 14th Annual Ave
Autumn, Deep Cove, B.C.

References

WHO'S WHO IN BRITISH COLUMBIA 1937-38-39
      A Record of British Columbia Men and Women of Today
      S. Maurice Carter Editor & Publisher
      Copyright 1939, printed by The Robson Printers, Vancouver B.C.
      208 pages, hardcover; name index (8 pages), biographies (196 pages), obits. (4 pages)

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

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

Clippings

(article on Stansfeld Jones exhibition)
     The Province June 20, 1941, by Palette

"As requested, I have visited the Galloway-Dorbils exhibition of rejected work at 942 Granville Street. I noted the names of the following 14 would-be exhibitors in our show: ... C. Stansfeld Jones ..."
     From "Re: Galloway-Dorbils Exhibit" by A.S. Grigsby, October 17 1944.

"Among our correspondents may be noted the names of Mr. C. Stansfeld Jones of Deep Cove..."
     From "Re: 13th Annual B.C. Artists' Exhibition" by A.S. Grigsby, October 20 1944.

"I'm doing my very best to make the Canadian Art Guild a worth-while thing -- if given a fair chance from within or without."
      Letter from C. Stansfeld Jones to A.S. Grigsby, November 24 1944.


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