|BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS|
There were six children in the family. Gaius served overseas in World War One, and was finally invalided after being hit by shrapnel in the head. He returned to BC where he was noted as a Civil Engineer.
Peck is listed as a member of Class VI at the Provincial Normal School,
in the annual for the school year 1918 - 1919, page 25. The annual notes her
address as New Westminster, and includes a small poem about her:
Miriam is Miss Coney's choice;
Modesty has charmed her voice.
Peck studied art at the Vancouver Art School (referenced in the art school's 1927-28 Paintbox and the Prospectus for the 1928 - 1929 school year), and received a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Washington, majoring in art. She taught art in the Vancouver Public schools and later at the University of Manitoba, before moving to Washington State.
She exhibited in the B.C. Artists annual exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery from 1940 to 1946, and in the 1944 British Columbia At Work exhibition.
She joined the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in 1944, and exhibited in the society's annual exhibitions from 1942 to 1953.
As of June 2021 BC Vital Statistics had only the birth information listed for Peck. She apparently died in Bellingham, Washington State, in 1978.
|1944 August 29 - Sept. 17||Watercolours||VAG|
|1948 Mar 30 - Apr 18||Textile designs (19)||VAG|
|1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 9th Annual||On the North Shore|
|1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19||VAG B.C. Artists 10th Annual||Fifty Below|
|1942 May 15 - 31||BCSFA 32nd Annual||Wash Day in March|
|Slums in Seattle|
|1942 Sept. 25 - Oct. 18||VAG B.C. Artists 11th Annual||Cinder Cone|
|1943 May 15 - June 6||BCSFA 33rd Annual||Glacial Rhythm|
|Along the Water Front, Port Alberni|
|1943 July 2 - Aug. 25||VAG B.C. Artists 2nd Annual Summer||Glacial Rhythm|
|1944 May 13 - June 4||BCSFA 34th Annual||Deserted Goldberg|
|1944 July 4 - Aug. 30||VAG B.C. Artists 3rd Annual Summer||Deserted Goldberg|
|1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22||VAG B.C. Artists 13th Annual||Glacier Remnants|
|1944 Nov. 21 - Dec. 10||Labour Arts Guild 1st B.C. At Work||Pioneer Gold Mine|
|Northern Spruce Mill|
|1945 May 18 - June 10||BCSFA 35th Annual||Tide Rips at Princess Louisa Inlet|
|Deep Valley, Bralorne|
|1945 July 3 - Aug. 26||VAG B.C. Artists 4th Annual Summer||Tid Rip at Princess Louisa Inlet|
|1946 May 31 - June 23||BCSFA 36th Annual||Booming Grounds|
|1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 15th Annual||Over the Hill|
|1946 Oct. ? - ?||FCA 40 Selections from 15th BCA||Over the Hill|
|1947 May 9 - June 1||BCSFA 37th Annual||From Goldrush Days|
|1949 May 3 - 22||BCSFA 39th Annual||Summer Resort|
|1950 April 25 - May 14||BCSA 40th Annual||Cinder Cone|
|Market Square, Old Quebec|
BRITISH COLUMBIA WOMEN ARTISTS 1885-1985 (refer to AGGV85)
A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
1 reference cited for Peck - Macdonald above
B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE birth (refer to BCVS)
VICTORIA CROSSES ON THE WESTERN FRONT
Written by Paul Oldfield, published 2021.
"Current exhibitions at the Gallery include ... the
Miriam Peck remarkable show of woven textile designs
attracting much attention among the fair sex ... "
From "Vancouver Sculptor's Work On Display Soon", by Palette
Vancouver Daily Province, April 8 1948