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Isabel Stella R. Langdale

1880 - 1976

Stella Langdale was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1880, according to Artists in Canada. She studied under Maurice Grieffenhagen and Frank Newberry. She came to Canada in the late 1930s, and lived in Victoria, B.C. in the 1940s. She moved to the United States in 1954. She died in California in 1976. She was a painter, etcher, illustrator of books, and a sculptor.

She exhibited her work in the Paris Salon and the Brook Street Art Gallery, London, England. She was a member of the Print Society, an international group. She illustrated books, including Dream of Gerontius, Christ in Hades, and Hound of Heaven, and Symphonie Symbolique.

She exhibited with the Island Arts and Crafts Society in 1941. She had solo exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1941, 1943 (41 pictures), and 1947 (16 paintings).

She showed her work in the B.C. Artists annual exhibitions in 1940, 1944, 1945, and in the juried 1948 17th Annual, all held at the Vancouver Art Gallery. She was living in Victoria at the time.

The Maltwood Museum put on a solo retrospective of Langdale's work titled Myth and Magic, from November 19, 1989 to January 7, 1990. The works on display were partly from the original Maltwood collection, and also from the collection of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1941 April 8 - 20 Solo show VAG
1943 April 16 - 29 Solo show VAG
1947 March 18 - April 6 Solo show VAG

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 9th Annual Stormy Day
The Bridge (Aquatint)
Arab Tents, Twilight (Aquatint)
1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22 VAG   B.C. Artists 13th Annual The Rampart Wall
1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21 VAG   B.C. Artists 14th Annual Rainstorm, Nanaimo
The Night Boat for Vancouver
1945 ? - ? FCA   B.C. Artists Selections from 14th Ann. Rainstorm, Nanaimo
1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 17th Annual Valley of the Athabasca
Stormy Evening, Rocky Mountains


References - BIBLIOGRAPHY

Refer to BIBLIO.

References - GROUP EXHIBITIONS

KATHARINE EMMA MALTWOOD - ARTIST (refer to UVIC81)

References - GENERAL

ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY - LIST OF EXHIBITORS

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

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

A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)
      Short biography, one reference.

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      4 references cited for Langdale.

Clippings

"An Artist Comes to Stay" by J.E.M. Bruce
      The Daily Colonist, Victoria B.C., January 28 1940

No. 379 - STELLA LANGDALE.
"Stella Langdale, versatile British painter, etcher, sculptor, and illustrator of books, has been living in Victoria, B.C. for the past eighteen months. Among her teachers were Maurice Greiffenhagen and Frank Newberry (Glasgow). She has exhibited in the leading British Galleries, The Salon, Paris, etc. Critics agree that she excels in the charcoal medium. She has also gained international recognition for her oils, watercolours and aquatints. For twenty-five years Miss Langdale has illustrated books for the John Lane Publishing Co., London, and Dodd, Mead & Co. The 1922 edition of Francis Thompson's "Hound of Heaven" was illustrated by her."
    Vancouver Art Gallery Bulletin, 1941


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