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David Harold Payne

January 15 1890 - December 25 1950

B.C. Society of Fine Arts

David H. Payne was born in England, the son of a church minister. He studied art at the Royal College of Art, South Kensington under Sir Alfred East. He moved to Canada in 1913, then went overseas in World War One. He returned to Canada after the war, and lived in Regina. In 1936 he and his wife moved to Port Alice on Vancouver Island, where he was still living in 1948.

In 1942 Payne was Art Master of the Qualicum Beach Private School.

He had two solo exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery, in 1942 and 1947. He had work in the B.C. Artists annual exhibitions in 1947 and 1948. He also apparently had work exhibited with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in 1925. He died in 1954, according to McMann, but BC Vital Statistics notes 1950, and that he had retired from a job as pulpmill whitewasher in Port Alice in 1950 after seven years, and was living with his wife Eliza Kirker in Vancouver at 1114 Barclay Street.

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1942 May 5 - 17 Solo Exhibition (32 watercolours and oils) VAG
1947 Nov. 4 - 23 Solo Exhibition (22 watercolours) VAG

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1925 May 9 - 16 BCSFA   17th Annual Exhibition Winter Moonlight
Hanging Mists
1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12 VAG   B.C. Artists 16th Annual The Lone Gull
View From the Mill
1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 17th Annual Quatsino Sound
Dead Wood

References

A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)
      Good half page of information on Payne with references.

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      2 references cited for Payne, including Macdonald above

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

Clippings

"Pastel Portraits and Payne Display Art Gallery Features" by Palette
      Vancouver Daily Province, May 1942

"Gallery Showing Payne Paintings" by Mildred Valley Thornton
      Vancouver Sun, May 6 1942

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