Art & Artists in Exhibition: Vancouver 1890 - 1950
Mona Amelia Kelk
(nee Ozanne, m Edward Wallace Kelk)
Mona Kelk was an early graduate from the Vancouver School of
Art, receiving a Merit Certificate in 1937 and her diploma in 1939.
She was referenced in some issues of the Savary Pudding, from
the June 1939 art school summer camp at Savary Island.
One full-page colour cartoon was titled "Moanfull Mona, Body Snatcher" and mentions
her "famous thumb-twiddling act."
She was living at 5570 Balaclava Street in Vancouver when her husband died
in February 1948.
VANCOUVER SCHOOL OF ART - LIST OF GRADUATES & STUDENTS (refer to
THE SAVARY PUDDING folio by Frederick
A. Amess, private collection.
Original drawings, paintings and text by Amess, C.H. Scott, Grace Melvin,
H. Mortimer Lamb, Plato von Ustinov, and other students and visitors.
June 1935 (various dates), June 1939 (various dates)
52 loose 12"x18" sheets of brown sketch paper
B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE deaths (husband, son)
(refer to BCVS)
"Professor M. Kelk returned late yesterday with the remains
of a deer. Expects to give lectures with it at the Van. School of Art when it has
quieted down. She will outfit an expedition to go back for the wish bone
sometime later this week."
From "FAMOUS ANATOMIST RETURNS"
Savary Pudding, June 6 1939