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He exhibited his work with the Vancouver Exhibition Association in 1924 and 1931. He was listed as a member of the organizing committee for the 1924 exhibition.
In 1932 Long was a signatory to an agreement to boycott the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa for their exhibition and purchase policies related to Canadian artists. He was noted as being a Vancouver artist.
He had a solo exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1933, the gallery's 62nd exhibition. He died in Vancouver in 1938 at the age of 74.
|1933 November 8 - 19||Portraits & Misc.||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|1921 Sept. 19 - 24||BCSFA 13th Annual Exhibition||Pirate Captive|
|A Wild Night|
|1924 Aug. 9 - 16||Vancouver Exhibition Annual Exhibition||The Cellist|
|Portrait of a Lady|
|1932 May - July||VAG All Canadian Exhibition||Portrait, Father Lacombe|
|1934 Sept. 21 - Oct. 14||VAG B.C. Artists 3rd Annual||George McCrossan, K.C.|
|Mrs. Duncan Carmichael|
|1946 July 2 - 28||VAG Jubilee Exhibition||The Engineer|
WHO'S WHO IN NORTHWEST ART (refer to WWNA41)
THE FINE ARTS IN VANCOUVER, 1886 - 1930 (refer to THOM)
EARLY PAINTERS AND ENGRAVERS IN CANADA (refer to H70)
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS
(refer to M)
One page biography and eight references
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
3 references cited for Long, including Macdonald above.
TAMING THE FRONTIER: ART & WOMEN IN THE CANADIAN WEST 1880 - 1920
July 2005; by Virgina G. Berry, copyright Margaret Berry and Julie Berry Melynk.
188 pages softcover; illustrated, footnotes, bibliography, index
Centered on Winnipeg, but has early references to Long.
CITY & PROVINCIAL DIRECTORIES 1912/1915-19 (refer to DIR)
" ... the 118 artists who have signed the agreement to date
... include ... V.A. Long ... "
From "Canadian Artists Unite to Boycott National Gallery," by The Canadian Press Montreal Gazette, December 8, 1932
"One Man Art Show" by (unknown)
Vancouver Sun, November 8 1933
"Fine Display is Made of B.C. Portraiture" by T.H.W.
New Herald, November 8 1933
"Mr. Long's work is very well known to residents of Vancouver. This is
the first 'One-Man Show' that he has given in the gallery." by (unknown)
Art Gallery Bulletin, November 1933 Vol. I No. III
Obituary, Montreal Gazette December 29 1938
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