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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.
|1940 May 17 - June 2||BCSFA 30th Annual||Surprise Valley, Jasper, Alta.|
|1942 May 15 - 31||BCSFA 32nd Annual||Along the Rudeau (sic?)|
|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|
|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|
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)
"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 ...
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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