|BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS|
MORHAM, Marion Aird|
Born in London, England; daughter of the late John Aird Morham; educated in London, Willesden School of Art; Polytechnic School of Art, Regent Street; University of London; studied drawing under Harry Watson, A.R.C.A.; design and illustration under H. Theaker, A.R.C.A.; modelling under H. Maryon; taught in Art and High Schools for six years; came to Canada 1932 and lived in Northern British Columbia; taught Indians at Hazelton, B.C.; came to Vancouver, B.C. 1935; is teacher of drawing and painting to deaf children at School for Deaf and Blind; teacher of Life and Composition at the Canadian Institute of the Associated Arts; exhited at Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-on-Tyne; Northumberland Handicraft Guild; Sketch Club, Rotherham, Yorks; Sketch Club, Barrow-in-Furness; International Exhibition, Vancouver, B.C.; Pacific Coast Exhibition, Vancouver B.C.; member, Art Gallery Association; Church of England; Recreation: swimming, camping, motoring. Residence: 2264 Cornwall St., Vancouver, B.C.
WHO'S WHO IN BRITISH COLUMBIA 1937-38-39 (see below)
She 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. Morham was married to A.S. Grigsby, the Art Gallery's Business Manager, at the time.
She submitted three drawings and a linocut to the 1949 B.C. Graphic exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, only the linocut was selected for the exhibition.
She was a member of the West Vancouver Sketch Club from 1948 to 1976. In 1977 she was living in Winfield, B.C. Vital Statistics On-line provides the information that a Mary Ayrd Grigsby died in Kamloops on June 20, 1984, at the age of 81, presumably the artist.
|1938 June 28 - July 10||Solo Show (73 artworks)||VAG|
|1948 April 20 - May 9||Solo Show (20 artworks)||VAG|
|1937 Sept. 17 - Oct. 10||VAG B.C. Artists 6th Annual||Maples, Stanley Park|
|1938 April 29 - May 15||BCSFA 28th Annual||Studies in London Zoo:|
|1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9||VAG B.C. Artists 7th Annual||Early Morning, Gambier Island|
|The Chapel, Camp Artaban|
|1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8||VAG B.C. Artists 8th Annual||Undergrowth|
|Hut No. 1|
|1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19||VAG B.C. Artists 10th Annual||The Pool|
|1942 July 7 - Sept. 2||VAG B.C. Artists 1st Annual Summer||Mt. Cheam, B.C.|
|1942 Sept. 25 - Oct. 18||VAG B.C. Artists 11th Annual||Jermain's Island|
|1942 Nov. 3 - 15||FCA Red Cross Benefit||(no information available)|
|1943 July 2 - Aug. 25||VAG B.C. Artists 2nd Annual Summer||Jermain's Island|
|1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20||VAG B.C. Artists 12th Annual||Skimpy - The Siamese Cat|
|1944 May 13 - June 4||BCSFA 34th Annual||Mountains of Morpheus|
|1944 July 4 - Aug. 30||VAG B.C. Artists 3rd Annual Summer||Skimpy, the Siamese Cat|
|1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22||VAG B.C. Artists 13th Annual||The Alley Visitor|
|1944 Nov. 21 - Dec. 10||Labour Arts Guild 1st B.C. At Work||Linesmen|
|1945 May 18 - June 10||BCSFA 35th Annual||Indian Church, Sechelt|
|Old Tree, Sechelt|
|1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21||VAG B.C. Artists 14th Annual||Compensation|
|1946 July 2 - 28||VAG Jubilee Exhibition||The Siamese Cat|
|1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 15th Annual||Tree No. 1|
|Tree No. 2|
|1947 April 12 - 13||WVCAC Exhibition of Fine Arts||Siamese Cat|
|Tree No. 2|
|1949 Nov. 22 - Dec. 11||VAG First B.C. Graphic||Tree No. 13 (disqualified)|
WHO'S WHO IN NORTHWEST ART (refer to
Brief reference to Morham.
VISUAL ARTS BRITISH COLUMBIA (refer to VABC77)
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
BRITISH COLUMBIA WOMEN ARTISTS 1885-1985 (refer to AGGV85)
A CENTURY OF SCULPTURE (refer to SSBC98)
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
1 reference cited for Morham: WWNA above.
WEST VANCOUVER SKETCH CLUB - LIST OF MEMBER 1947-1977 (refer to WVSC)
B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE (refer to BCVS)
"Art Gallery Re-opens after Month's 'Sit-down' "
Vancouver Province, June 1938
"Honourable Mentions were accorded as follows: Miss Marion Aird Morham ("Portrait Study")"
From "Medal Awards in B.C. Artists' Exhibition"
Vancouver Art Gallery Bulletin Vol. 6 No. 2 October 1938
Information provided courtesy Joanna Spurling, VAG Library & Archives
"Artists represented in the group comprise the following ... Marion Dance ... "
From "Maritime Art Association" Vancouver Art Gallery Bulletin, November (?) 1939
" ... Among those contibuting paintings and drawings are: ... Marion Morham ... "
From "Noted Artists Offer Paintings For Red Cross" Vancouver Province (presumed), November 1942
"Among other prominent exhibitors are ... Marion A. Morham ... "
From "Summer Show at Gallery Major Event for Art Lovers" by Palette Vancouver Province, July 7 1943
"Other artists showing creditable work are ... Marion Morham ..."
From "Notable Exhibits of Artists' Work" by Mildred Valley Thornton Vancouver Sun (presumed), May 1944
"Incidentally, we have a thriving clay modelling department in the
Sketch Club now, working with Marion Grigsby in her Taylor Way studio."
From "Painter's Colic" by E.L.
The Lions Gate Times, March 11 1948