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Leonard (Leon) Wilbur Lacey Manuel

March 17 1903 - April 26 1998

B.C. Society of Fine Arts (Member 1943, V.P. 1949, President 1950-1951)

Leonard W. Manuel was born in 1903 at Eburne, on Lulu Island (now Richmond), B.C. He studied art at the University of California, California School of Arts and Crafts, University of Washington, Queen's University, and the Royal College of Art in Edinburh, Scotland. He took night school for nine years at the Vancouver School of Art under Varley and Macdonald.

He exhibited in a number of the the annual B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

He was on a list titled "Leading Vancouver Artists," provided to the Labour Arts Guild on April 10, 1946 by the Vancouver Art Gallery to assist in the Guild's call for entries to the second annual B.C. At Work exhibition.

He joined the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in 1943, later becoming Vice-President and President of the society, and he exhibited in many of the annual exhibitions, including 1940, 1942, 1943, 1944 to 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1956, 1958, and 1960.

Manuel was married to Rhetta Hope Barber, and living in North Delta when he died in Vancouver in 1998 at the age of 95.

Exhibitions

DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1940 May 17 - June 2 BCSFA   30th Annual Surprise Valley, Jasper, Alta.
1942 May 15 - 31 BCSFA   32nd Annual Along the Rudeau (sic?)
Barriefield
1942 July 7 - Sept. 2 VAG   B.C. Artists 1st Annual Summer Barriefield
1943 May 15 - June 6 BCSFA   33rd Annual Caledon Hills
Credit River Valley
Semlin Ranch
1943 July 2 - Aug. 25 VAG   B.C. Artists 2nd Annual Summer Caledon Hills
1944 May 13 - June 4 BCSFA   34th Annual Mountains, Pitt Meadows
Hills, Cache Creek
1944 July 4 - Aug. 30 VAG   B.C. Artists 3rd Annual Summer Mountains, Pitt Meadows
1945 May 18 - June 10 BCSFA   35th Annual The Maples
Up the Pitt
1945 July 3 - Aug. 26 VAG   B.C. Artists 4th Annual Summer The Maples
1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21 VAG   B.C. Artists 14th Annual Okanagan
1946 May 31 - June 23 BCSFA   36th Annual Clay Banks, Penticton, B.C.
Swan Lake, Vernon, B.C.
1946 July 2 - 28 VAG   Jubilee Exhibition Clay Cliffs, Penticton
1947 May 9 - June 1 BCSFA   37th Annual Sketch, Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12 VAG   B.C. Artists 16th Annual Sketch - Serpentine Flats
1948 May 18 -June 6 BCSFA   38th Annual Serpentine Valley
1949 May 3 - 22 BCSFA   39th Annual Up the Alouette
From Grandview Flats
South Okanagan Sketch
1950 April 25 - May 14 BCSA   40th Annual Surprise Valley
South Okanagan

References

A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      1 reference cited for Manuel - Macdonald above.

B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE death (refer to BCVS)

Clippings

" ... Leon Manuel's vigorous watercolors ... all contribute much to this extraordinary show."
      From "B.C. Society of Fine Arts Display Sets New High Mark," by Palette
      Vancouver Daily Province, May 16, 1942

"Well-known Vancouver artists recently elected (BCSFA) members include ... Leon Manuel ..."
      From "B.C. Artists' Display To Calgary For Exhibition," by Palette
      Vancouver Daily Province, May-June 1942

"Among other prominent exhibitors are ... L.W. Manuel ... (continues)
      From "Summer Show at Gallery Major Event for Art Lovers," by Palette
      Vancouver Daily Province, July 7, 1943

"However, one can not omit mentioning ... pictures ... Leon Manuel, ... (continues)"
      From "Lively Spirit Pervades B.C. Artists' Exhibition" by Palette. Vancouver Daily Province, May 3 1949


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