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Alexander Paterson

March 4 1887 - ?

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Alexander Paterson was born on the Isle of Whithorn, Scotland, in 1887. He studied art under McCulloch at Kilmarnock, Scotland. Paterson lived in Vancouver, and arrived in British Columbia in 1915, according to an exhibition entry form he filled out.

He exhibited in the B.C. Artists annual exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery from the inaugural 1932 exhibition to 1942, including the Christmas exhibitions in 1933 and 1934.

He had one of the earliest solo exhibitions at the newly-opened Vancouver Art Gallery, from September 7 to 16, 1934.

He exhibited with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts from 1935 to 1939, according to Who's Who in Northwest Art, also that he was a painter in watercolour and drew in pen and ink.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1934 Sept. 7 - 16 Solo Show (51 artworks) Vancouver Art Gallery

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1932 May - July VAG   All Canadian Exhibition The Harbour, Victoria
The Bastion, Nanaimo
1932 Oct. 5 - 30 VAG   B.C. Artists 1st Annual The White House, Isle of Whithorn, Scotland
Burrard Bridge
Waterfront
Lochinch Castle
1933 Sept. 22 - Oct. 15 VAG   B.C. Artists 2nd Annual Indian Marine
A Haven of Peace
Coal Harbour and Skyline
Dryburgh Abbey
Traceried Window, Melrose Abbey
1933 Dec. 1 - 17 VAG   B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition Falmouth for Orders
Candida Casa
St. Ninian's Church, Isle of Whithorn, Scotland
1934 Sept. 21 - Oct. 14 VAG   B.C. Artists 3rd Annual R.M.S. Empress of Japan
The Day is Done
T.S.S. Tyndareus
Drying Sails
1934 ? - ? VAG   B.C. Artists Edmonton Exhibition The Day is Done
1934 Dec. 4 - 16 VAG   B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh
Yesterday and Today
1935 Sept. 20 - Oct. 15 VAG   B.C. Artists 4th Annual Rolling Down to Rio
In the Channel
The Messenger
1936 Aug. 18 - 28 David Spencer B.C. Artists' Golden Jubilee (artwork)
1942 Sept. 25 - Oct. 18 VAG   B.C. Artists 11th Annual Off Cape Stiff

References

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

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      1 reference cited for Paterson: Who's Who in Northwest Art listed above.

Clippings

" ... His father, whose water color paintings have frequently hung in the Art Gallery exhibitions, is also an exhibitor in this show."
      From "Bargains in Art"
      Vancouver Sun, December 1, 1933


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