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Ernest Royal McTaggart

1889 - March 28 1958

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Ernest Royal McTaggart was born in Kempville, Ontario. He married Ida Florence Thompson in Vancouver on September 15, 1916.

The 1938 Canadian Institute of Associated Arts Prospectus noted that McTaggart was an Instructor in Cartooning, and that he "is widely known for his free-lance cartoons in the "Vancouver Province" under the initials of "ERM.""

He exhibited artwork in the 1944 and 1945 British Columbia At Work exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

He exhibited his work in the B.C. Artists annuals at the Vancouver Art Gallery, from 1935 to 1951.

He exhibited with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in 1946.

He exhibited in the 1948 Stanley Park in Pictures exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

McTaggart died in Murrayville on March 28 1958 at the age of 69, according to B.C. Vital Statistics on-line.

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
Dec. 5 - 17, 1939 Watercolours VAG

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1935 Sept. 20 - Oct. 15 VAG   B.C. Artists 4th Annual Looking West Towards Prospect Point
Old Shack
1935 Nov. 22 - Dec. 8 VAG   B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition Snow Scene
The Meadow Road
1937 Sept. 17 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 6th Annual Sketch
1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9 VAG   B.C. Artists 7th Annual Snow Covered Sheds
Mountain View
Snowy Yale
1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8 VAG   B.C. Artists 8th Annual Back Steps
Derelict
1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 9th Annual Old Barn
1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19 VAG   B.C. Artists 10th Annual Look-out Point
Valley Road
1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20 VAG   B.C. Artists 12th Annual In the Park
Autumn Woods
1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22 VAG   B.C. Artists 13th Annual Good Citizen
1944 Nov. 21 - Dec. 10 Labour Arts Guild   1st B.C. At Work B.C. Sawmill
1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21 VAG   B.C. Artists 14th Annual Old Poplars
Distant Hills
1945 ? - ? FCA   B.C. Artists Selections from 14th Ann. Old Poplars
1945 Nov. 13 - Dec. 2 Labour Arts Guild   2nd B.C. At Work Loading Lumber
Golden Harvest
1946 May 31 - June 23 BCSFA   36th Annual Melting Snow
1946 Aug. 13 - 25 VAG   Stanley Park in Pictures North Shore Mountains
Autumn Colours
Golden By-Path
1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 15th Annual Near Kamloops
Mt. Burgess
1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12 VAG   B.C. Artists 16th Annual Abandoned Quarry
1948 July 27 - Aug. 15 VAG   Stanley Park in Pictures Blue and Gold
Near Park Entrance
1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 17th Annual The Windbreak
Valley View
1949 Oct. 8 - 30 VAG   B.C. Artists 18th Annual Landscape

References

ART AS YOUR CAREER
    Canadian Institute of Associated Arts Prospectus, 1938

ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
     1 reference to McTaggart.

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

Clippings

No. 305 - E.R. McTAGGART.
"Mr. McTaggart, native of Ontario, has resided in Vancouver since 1888 (?). A regular contributor to our annual exhibitions in watercolours and black and white, this is the first One-Man Show Mr. McTaggart has had in the Gallery. A cartoonist of ability, he is presently engaged in teaching this branch of art to students of the Canadian Institute of Associated Arts."
    Vancouver Art Gallery Bulletin, 1939

"Artists represented in the group comprise the following ... E.R. McTaggart ... (continues)
      From "Maritime Art Association"
      Vancouver Art Gallery Bulletin, November (?), 1939

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