Mary Marjorie Lyne
(Mrs. Marjorie Lyne Allen, m Donovan Allen)
(also Margaret, Lynn, Lynne)


Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts (Diploma 1929)

From 1929 graduating class photo

Marjorie Lyne was a member of P.A.S.O.V.A.S., the Pioneer Art Students of Vancouver Art School, an artist's group formed in 1930 from the students who entered the Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts in its first year and a half of classes in 1925 and 1926.

1929 Graduating Class

Lyne started classes at the VSDAA in 1925, while living at 1135 West 11th Avenue in Vancouver, and was in the art school's first graduating class in 1929. She exhibited her artwork with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in their 1929 annual exhibition.

Lyne married Donovan Allen in Vancouver on December 20 1930. She exhibited in the PASOVAS group exhibitions in 1930, 1932 and 1934.

Her husband died in Vancouver on December 24 1999 at the age of 94. His occupation was noted as "office manager" and he was still married to Mary Marjorie Lyne.

1929 Nov. 16 - 30 BCSFA   Winter Exhibition Cameron Lake
Galiano Island
Real Happiness
1930 Nov. 27 - Dec. 7 PASOVAS   Art Club Exhibition Cameron Lake
Galiano Island
Lone Tree, Yosemite
Lingerie Shop Poster
Newspaper Cuts
Cigarette Box
Card Box
Costume Design and Illustrations
Kiddie's Cot Cover Stencil
1932 Sept. 17 - 30 PASOVAS   Club Exhibition Street Car Poster
Connaught Skating Club Poster
"From Vaucroft"
1933 May 3 - 18 VAG   VSAGA 1st Annual Exhibition Howe Sound from Point Grey
1934 PASOVAS   4th Annual Exhibition (polo player sketches)


Vancouver School of Art - The Early Years, 1925 - 1939, by E. Theodore Lindberg
      1980 Sept. 15 - Oct 15, The Inaugural Exhibition of the Charles H. Scott Gallery; no ISBN
      Exhibition catalogue, 36 pages; instructor & student work illustrated in colour and b&w
      Includes Introduction by Robin Mayer; historical survey, list of paintings, bibligraphy.

First Class - Four Graduates From The Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts
      1987, Letia Richardson; The Floating Curatorial Gallery at Women in Focus
      Exhibition catalogue; ISBN 0-921823-03-7
      Includes survey essay of women artists in Vancouver.

B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE marriage (listing only), husband death (refer to BCVS)


"Great credit must be given to Bee Lennie and Marjorie Lyne, who formed the costume committee, and were indefatigable in designing costumes and giving most helpful suggestions in carrying them out."
      From "Studentsí Club Report - the Beaux-Arts Ball" by Margaret A. Williams
      The Paintbox Volume 4, June 1929

"A new departure for one of this group of painters is Marjorie Lyne Allen's sketches of polo players, work which is distinguished by excellent action."
      From "Pasovas Club Has Splendid Annual Show"
      Vancouver Province, November 6 1934

"Very striking are Margaret Lynne (sic) Allen's polo pictures that have all the boldness of a poster."
      From "Pasovas Art Show"
      Vancouver Sun, November 6 1934