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Martin showed his work in the first annual exhibition of the Vancouver Arts and Crafts Association in 1900. He later exhibited work in the B.C. Society of Fine Art's inaugural First Annual Exhibition in April 1909, and at the Vancouver Exhibition in 1924.
A large number of Martin's watercolour paintings were used as illustrations in the book CANADA, published in 1907. Although not known by the editor to have been exhibited, a list of the illustrations is provided here for reference, particularly due to the relatively large number of early watercolour paintings of British Columbia used in the book, and also because of the book's rarity.
|1900 Sept. 25-27||VACA First Annual Exhibition||Sunset, Mt. Sir Donald|
|Rocks near Victoria|
|Mt. Roger, from Lake Marion|
|Illecillewaet Glacier and River|
|Sycamores, Los Angeles|
|1909 April 20 - 28||BCSFA First Annual Exhibition||Coast North of Welcome Harbour|
|Indians Travelling in Late Fall|
|Indian Village, B.C.|
|1924 Aug. 9 - 16||Vancouver Exhibition Annual Exhibition||Landscape|
|1946 July 2 - 28||VAG Jubilee Exhibition||B.C. Mountains|
IMPRESSIONS OF AN AGE (refer to VCM69)
ARTISTS OVERLAND (refer to BAG80)
A NEW CLASS OF ART - The Artist's Print in Canadian Art, 1877 - 1920
1996, Rosemary L. Tovell, ISBN 0-88884-655-X; published by National Gallery of Canada
Illustrated; includes endnotes; list of works; selected references; index
Includes information on Martin's early work (3 etchings illustrated)
THE FINE ARTS IN VANCOUVER, 1886 - 1930 (refer to THOM)
EARLY PAINTERS AND ENGRAVERS IN CANADA
(refer to H70)
Includes half page of references to Martin.
CREATIVE CANADA - VOLUME TWO, by University of Toronto Press
1972; ISBN 0-8020-3285-0
Includes one full column of concise information about Martin.
THE MOUNTAINS AND THE SKY by Lorne E. Render
1974, Glenbow-Alberta Institute; published by McClelland and Stewart West
ISBN 0-7712-1001-2; 224 pages, illustrated throughout in colour and b&w
Includes biographical information on Martin and eight of his paintings illustrated
THE DICTIONARY OF BRITISH ARTISTS 1880 - 1940 (refer to DBA76)
ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979 (refer to RCA81)
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS -
SPRING EXHIBITIONS 1880 - 1970 (refer to MM88)
A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS
(refer to M)
Three-page biography with numerous references.
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
19 references cited for Martin.
THE BOW - LIVING WITH A RIVER, edited by Gerald T. Conaty
Includes essays by G.T. Conaty, Daryl Betenia, Catharine Mastin
2004; ISBN 1-55263-634-8; Glenbow Museum, published by Key Porter Books Ltd.
160 pages, hardcover; extensively illustrated with artwork and historical photographs
Includes essays, select artist biographies, art and general bibliographies, index
Artwork by western artists includes Martin
VISTAS: ARTISTS ON THE CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY (refer to GLEN09)
CITY & PROVINCIAL DIRECTORIES 1899-1900 (refer to DIR)
"The first contribution to the Art section of the Museum was made by T. Mower Martin,
November 29th, 1898, who presented a specimen of his own work, "Mountains Near Banff,"
which still hangs in the Museum."
From "The First Art Organization in Vancouver", by Mrs. Garland Foster
Museum Notes, Vol. III, No. 3, September 1928
"The oldest artist in the Dominion and one of the founders of the Ontario Society
of Artists and a Royal Canadian Academician by Royal warrant is still painting,
although in his ninety-second year. His name is T. Mower Martin, R.C.A. (continues) ..."
Art Notes by John Radford, Vancouver Sun March 1 1930
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