|BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS|
Rawson was an early exhibitor in Vancouver, and advertised in the Henderson's Directory as an artist as early as 1907. A portrait of him, titled Corp. Ch. H. Rawson (presumably his rank in the Canadian Army during that time in World War One), was painted by Norman Hawkins and exhibited in the 1917 Eleventh Exhibition of the B.C. Society of Fine Arts, along with his own painting of Lynn Valley. He also exhibited with the group in November 1912.
He exhibited at the Vancouver Exhibition in 1930 and 1932, representing the Vancouver Sketch Club. He was employed as a Customs House Clerk.
He exhibited his work in the B.C. Artists annual exhibitions, from the inaugural 1932 exhibition to 1943.
He was one of the "rejectees" from the 14th Annual B.C. Artists exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery who had their rejected work hung in protest at the Galloway-Dorbil Gallery on Granville Street.
He died in Vancouver in 1948 at the age of 77, according to B.C. Vital Statistics on-line. At the time of his death he had lived in B.C. for 48 years.
|1912 Nov. 25 - 30||BCSFA Annual Exhibition||November|
|1917 Sept. 14 - 22||BCSFA Eleventh Exhibition||Lynn Valley|
|1930 Aug. 6 - 16||VanExh Oil Paintings & Water-colours||Vancouver Waterfront|
|1932 Aug. 29 - Sept. 5||VanExh Vancouver Sketch Club Exhibit||City Gate, Pekin|
|Summer Holidays, Burnaby Lake|
|1932 Oct. 5 - 30||VAG B.C. Artists 1st Annual||Evening, Holy Cross Mountain|
|King George V|
|Road to Summerland|
|1933 Sept. 22 - Oct. 15||VAG B.C. Artists 2nd Annual||Cree Camp|
|Colour Wood Cut|
|City Gate, Pekin|
|1933 Dec. 1 - 17||VAG B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition||Lost Lagoon|
|1934 Sept. 21 - Oct. 14||VAG B.C. Artists 3rd Annual||Lynn Creek Canyon|
|Spanish Banks, Low Tide|
|Cat Boats - Beached|
|Echo Lake, B.C.|
|1934 Dec. 4 - 16||VAG B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition||Spanish Banks, Low Tide|
|Cat Boats, Beached|
|1935 Sept. 20 - Oct. 15||VAG B.C. Artists 4th Annual||Havana Harbour, Cuba|
|The Prairie, Regina|
|1937 Sept. 17 - Oct. 10||VAG B.C. Artists 6th Annual||The Lions (Wood Engraving)|
|Brockton Point (Wood Engraving)|
|1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9||VAG B.C. Artists 7th Annual||Brockton Point|
|1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 9th Annual||Mount Rundle, Banff, Alta.|
|1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19||VAG B.C. Artists 10th Annual||Lulu Island|
|1942 Nov. 3 - 15||FCA Red Cross Benefit||(no information available)|
|1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20||VAG B.C. Artists 12th Annual||The Lions|
|Lost Lagoon, Stanley Park|
B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE marriage, death (refer to BCVS)
"As requested, I have visited the Galloway-Dorbils exhibition of rejected
work at 942 Granville Street. I noted the names of the following 14 would-be
exhibitors in our show: ... C.H. Rawson ..."
From "Re: Galloway-Dorbils Exhibit" by A.S. Grigsby.