|BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS|
The Spring 1936 edition of The Smock Pocket, the Vancouver School of Art Graduates' Association newsletter, noted that she had a studio at a new address of 1225 Harwood Street.
Robertson exhibited in the annual B.C. Artists exhibitions from 1933 on. A biographical entry form for the 1942 show stated that she was was living at Cultus Lake, and had been "living in B.C. since 1910."
Maisie Robertson was on a list titled "Leading Vancouver Artists," provided to the Labour Arts Guild on April 10, 1946 by the Vancouver Art Gallery to assist in the Guild's call for entries to the second annual B.C. At Work exhibition.
In the 1950s Robertson travelled to Africa to stay with family, and produced a number of paintings and prints from her travels there, including a large two-colour block print of a giraffe used as a greeting card. One of these cards was sent to her long-time friend Maud Sherman and is now in the collection of the editor.
Robertson provided an artists statement to the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1953.
She exhibited in the Seattle Art Museum's annual Northwest Artists exhibition in 1963.
A biographical sketch of Robertson was published in VISIONS, the newsletter of Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, in the March 1998 issue.
She died in Vancouver in 1998 at the age of 88.
|Mar. 22 - April 10 1949||Cariboo Sketches||VAG|
|1932 May - July||VAG All Canadian Exhibition||Norma|
|1932 Sept. 17 - 30||PASOVAS Club Exhibition||"Chow"|
|1933 May 3 - 18||VAG VSAGA 1st Annual Exhibition||Portrait|
|Dog Show Poster|
|1933 Sept. 22 - Oct. 15||VAG B.C. Artists 2nd Annual||Tiger|
|1935 Sept. 20 - Oct. 15||VAG B.C. Artists 4th Annual||Belgian Mare - Darling|
|Chinese Dog (wood block)|
|1936 Feb. 21 - Mar. 5||PASOVAS Annual Group Show||(titles?)|
|1936 Sept. 18 - Oct. 11||VAG B.C. Artists 5th Annual||Horses Grazing|
|1936 Oct. 15 - 20||VAG B.C. Artists Chilliwack Exhibition||Horses Grazing|
|1937 April 16 - May 1||BCSFA 27th Annual||Ming|
|1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9||VAG B.C. Artists 7th Annual||Portrait|
|1939 June 9 - 25||BCSFA 29th Annual||Spring|
|1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8||VAG B.C. Artists 8th Annual||Won Driving|
|1940 May 17 - June 2||BCSFA 30th Annual||Biddie|
|1941 May 10 - June 1||BCSFA 31st Annual||Sand|
|1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19||VAG B.C. Artists 10th Annual||Fawns|
|1942 May 15 - 31||BCSFA 32nd Annual||Loon Lake Road|
|1942 Sept. 25 - Oct. 18||VAG B.C. Artists 11th Annual||Stock Horses at Shipping Pens|
|1943 May 15 - June 6||BCSFA 33rd Annual||Bay, Grey and Roan|
|1943 July 2 - Aug. 25||VAG B.C. Artists 2nd Annual Summer||Colt|
|1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20||VAG B.C. Artists 12th Annual||O.K. Ranch|
|1944 May 13 - June 4||BCSFA 34th Annual||Remuda, Big Bar Lake|
|1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22||VAG B.C. Artists 13th Annual||Second Gate - Big Bar Lake|
|American Saddle Bred|
|1945 May 18 - June 10||BCSFA 35th Annual||Plowing Match|
|Loon Lake Road|
|1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21||VAG B.C. Artists 14th Annual||Grey Mare, "Satin"|
|1945 Nov. 13 - Dec. 2||Labour Arts Guild B.C. At Work||Beef Drive|
|1946 July 2 - 28||VAG Jubilee Exhibition||The Road to Loon Lake|
|1947 May 9 - June 1||BCSFA 37th Annual||Bays|
|1947 July 8 - 27||VAG B.C. Artists Summer Exhibition||Bays|
|1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12||VAG B.C. Artists 16th Annual||Pasture Gate|
|1948 May 18 -June 6||BCSFA 38th Annual||Standard Bred|
|1948 July 27 - Aug. 15||VAG Stanley Park in Pictures||Blue Herons|
|1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10||VAG B.C. Artists 17th Annual||Cutting Out Brands|
|1949 May 3 - 22||BCSFA 39th Annual||Colts|
|Early Morning, False Creek|
|1949 Oct. 8 - 30||VAG B.C. Artists 18th Annual||Rider|
|1949 Nov. 22 - Dec. 11||VAG First B.C. Graphic||Siesta|
|The Cast Shoe (disqualified)|
|1950 April 25 - May 14||BCSA 40th Annual||Summer Afternoon|
|Horses and Sage|
|1950 Nov. 28 - Dec. 17||VAG B.C. Artists 19th Annual||Rowan Tree|
WHO'S WHO IN NORTHWEST ART (refer to
Good information, address at 2154 York Street, Vancouver.
CANADIAN CERAMICS '63 (refer to CGP63)
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM - NORTHWEST ARTISTS EXHIBITIONS 1914 - 1975
Refer to NWA BC artists by exhibition
Refer to NWAA BC artists alphabetically
RETROSPECT - CERAMICS 80 (refer to PGBC80)
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
BRITISH COLUMBIA WOMEN ARTISTS 1885-1985 (refer to AGGV85)
A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS (refer to M)
VANCOUVER ARTIST: Maisie Robertson
1998 March; by Michael Clark, Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design.
Visions newsletter, Volume 4 Issue 2, page 7.
One page biography with 2 illustrations of her work.
A CENTURY OF SCULPTURE (refer to SSBC98)
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
2 references cited for Robertson.
DAILY GRIND EXHIBITIONS (refer to DG04)
Vancouver School of Decorative & Applied Arts - List of Students
VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - B.C. ARTISTS FILES (refer to VPL)
CITY & PROVINCIAL DIRECTORIES 1933-34 (refer to DIR)
B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE death (listed but no certificate), (refer to BCVS)
"... Maisie Robertson ... are all represented."
From "PASOVAS EXHIBIT - Pioneer Art Students' Show"
Vancouver Province, February 21 1936
"In the working of material into decorative effect there are
buffalo book-ends by Maisie Robertson ... "
From "PASOVAS CLUB - Annual Display on View at Art Gallery"
News Herald, February 1936
"When searching for the "unusual" one day we came across prancing
horses carved in walnut, book ends of Canadian buffalo carved from
Canadian wood, and an absolutely captivating, sleepy donkey. We
were told they were made by a girl who has a studio somewhere
in the West End and who "does" animals. Eventually we found the studio
in a sunny corner, and Maisie Robertson
the carver in wood. She shares a studio with Maude
(sic) Sherman, already well known for her oils and water colors."
From "GRADUATES IN ART" by Cintra
(unknown newspaper), April 25 1936
"Coveted Art Prize Goes to Vancouver Painter"
Vancouver Sun, September 30 1938
"As in previous years, three bronze medals were awarded for work of a high order
of merit in Watercolour, Black and White, and Sculpture, respectively. The names
of the successful competitors follow:- Sculpture: Miss Maisie Robertson (Polo Pony - Wood carving)."
From "Medal Awards in B.C. Artists' Exhibition"
Vancouver Art Gallery Bulletin Vol. 6 No. 2 October 1938
Information provided courtesy Joanna Spurling, VAG Library & Archives
" ... together with oil and watercolour paintings by ...
Maisie Robertson ... all contribute much to this extraordinary show."
From "B.C. Society of Fine Arts Display Sets New High Mark" by Palette Vancouver Province, May 16 1942
"In more lyrical mood are canvasses by Maisie
Robertson, "Beef Drive," full of well-observed life on the range ... "
From "B.C. Industry Lives in Gallery Display" Newspaper unknown, (November 1945)
"Painter Of Animals Puts No Price Tag On Ambition" by Naomi Lang
(unknown), April 1 1950