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George Albert Meeres

January 29 1878 - February 1 1972

Federation of Canadian Artists (Founding Member 1941)

George Meeres was born in Grimsby, England, in 1878. He was a pupil of the Grimsby School of Art, and the Hull School of Art, Hull, England. He immigrated to Canada in 1906. He moved to Nelson in 1924 and operated the Campbell Art Gallery. He moved to Mara in 1936, and to Vernon in 1939 where he operated Meeres Photographic & Art Studio until his retirement in 1968 per VPC06.

He exhibited at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1935 in the BC Artists Christmas Exhibition, and at the International Salon, New Westminster, B.C., possibly in 1929. He also showed work in the 1939 B.C. Artists exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. He was a painter in watercolour, and drew in pen & ink.

WWNA noted that he was living in Vernon, B.C., in 1941. He died there in 1972 at the age of 94.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1935 Sept. 20 - Oct. 15 VAG   B.C. Artists 4th Annual Sunset on Cathedral
Sundown - Manitoba
1935 Nov. 22 - Dec. 8 VAG   B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition The Hill Road, Afternoon
In the Bow Valley, near Lake Louise
1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8 VAG   B.C. Artists 8th Annual Kootenay River, B.C.
Near Natural Bridge, Field, B.C.
A By-road, Near Okanagan, B.C.

References

WHO'S WHO IN NORTHWEST ART (refer to WWNA41)

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

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      1 reference cited for Meeres: WWNA above.

BIOGRAPHIES OF B.C. POSTCARD PHOTOGRAPHERS (refer to VPC06)

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