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Hon. Mark H. Kearley

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Federation of Canadian Artists (Founding Member 1941)

Mark H. Kearley was apparently born in England. He lived in Munich in 1931, and in Uxbridge, England in 1932. After arriving in British Columbia he exhibited with the Island Arts and Crafts Society in 1941 and 1944.

He was a founding member of the Federation of Canadian Artists in 1941, and in 1944 was the founding chairman of a Vancouver Island region for the Federation.

He exhibited in the B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1943, 1944, and 1947. Entry forms noted that he was living in Metchosin.

A 1945 newspaper clipping noted that he had been a German prisoner of war, but didn't give any particulars other than that he sketched all the time.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20 VAG   B.C. Artists 12th Annual Birthday Present
1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22 VAG   B.C. Artists 13th Annual Sunlight After Rain, Vesuvius Bay
1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12 VAG   B.C. Artists 16th Annual Nursery Family

References

ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY - List of Exhibitors

THE DICTIONARY OF BRITISH ARTISTS 1880 - 1940 (refer to DBA76)

Clippings

"An important event also is the forming of a Vancouver Island region of the Federation of Canadian Artists under chairmanship of the Hon. Mark H. Kearley of Metchosin. Last June the organization on the Island numbered a dozen members, but by the new year had jumped to 150.
     The vigorous chairman of the Federation Island region has been an indefatigable artist most of his life, including even the entire period of the last war spent in a German prison camp, where he continued to work sketching his fellow prisoners. He states that "it was good practice and good training for the eye, and I recommend it to all prisoners of war."
     Mr. Kearly has exposed, among other places, in the Royal Academy in London, and has recently made a series of lively drawings and paintings, by special permission, at Esquimalt Dockyard."
      From "Collection of Eastern Artist Features Art Gallery Display" by Palette
      Vancouver Daily Province, January 24 1945

"Need Practical Support" Mark Kearley with A.S. Grigsby
     Victoria Daily Times, June 20 1945

"A Few Hints and Suggestions about Emily Carr and Her Work: An Informal Talk Addressed to Young People, but Intended, Too, as a Guide to All Who Wish to Understand Her Work"
     Victoria, 1946


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