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He exhibited his artwork in the B.C. Artists annuals at the Vancouver Art Gallery from 1938 to 1943, and in 1945 and 1947.
His artwork from the 1942 B.C. Artists annual exhibition was shown in an Army exhibition in Ottawa, and the show also travelled to the USA. (conversation with the editor)
The painting titled "Thelma" exhibited in 1943 was a portrait of the artist's first wife (interview with editor). He had a duo exhibition with Joe Plaskett at Plaskett's mother's house prior to World War II. He was in the armed forces during World War II, holding the rank of Private in 1941, Corporal in 1943, went overseas as Staff Sergeant, but was discharged in 1946 with the rank of Corporal again due to a "desire to get out of the service". Munro worked as a commercial artist for advertising agencies before and after the war.
In 1977 the artist was living in North Vancouver.
He was a long-time visitor to Savary Island, and at one point gave a "clothes line" exhibition of his work on the island to Fred Amess, then head of the Vancouver School of Art.
Munro moved to Sechelt in 1985, where he continued to paint in 2004. Information provided in this brief biography is mostly taken from notes of a telephone conversation with the artist in October, 2004, and from the attached letter from the artist (not dated) Christmas 2004. The letter included two artist cards made from stone lithographs.
|1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9||VAG B.C. Artists 7th Annual||At Rest|
|1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8||VAG B.C. Artists 8th Annual||Phantom Ship, Crater Lake|
|1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 9th Annual||Summer Shower|
|1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19||VAG B.C. Artists 10th Annual||Winter Landscape|
|1942 Sept. 25 - Oct. 18||VAG B.C. Artists 11th Annual||Sunset, Cultus Lake|
|1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20||VAG B.C. Artists 12th Annual||Thelma|
|Springtime, Cultus Lake|
|1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21||VAG B.C. Artists 14th Annual||Ramsay Gardens, Edinburgh|
|1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12||VAG B.C. Artists 16th Annual||Harvest|
|Lofty Crag (Mt. Rainier)|
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
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