|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 with Joan Blanchet at 1151 Hastings Street.
She exhibited her work in the B.C. Artists annual exhibitions in 1939, 1940, 1942, and 1956.
She had work in the B.C. At Work exhibition in 1944 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and won the $250.00 First Prize for her sculpture Aircraft Worker. The sculpture was illustrated in WALLNEWS in March 1945, which also noted about the artist: "graduate of Vancouver School of Art; for the past two years plaster pattern maker at Boeing Aircraft; member International Association of Machinists (AFL)." The sculpture depicts a kneeling woman holding a drill or rivet gun.
She also exhibited with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in their annual exhibitions from 1940 to 1959. She was a member of the Society from 1942 to 1964.
Robertson died in North Vancouver in 1998 at the age of 85. Her occupation was noted as "Giftshop - Retail Owner / Artist." She had never married.
|1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8||VAG B.C. Artists 8th Annual||Range Country|
|Portrait Head (sculpture)|
|1940 May 17 - June 2||BCSFA 30th Annual||Still Life|
|1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 9th Annual||Okanagan Home|
|1941 May 10 - June 1||BCSFA 31st Annual||Okanagan Hills|
|1942 May 15 - 31||BCSFA 32nd Annual||Figure (ceramics)|
|1942 Sept. 25 - Oct. 18||VAG B.C. Artists 11th Annual||Hamadryad|
|1943 May 15 - June 6||BCSFA 33rd Annual||Puma (sculpture)|
|1943 July 2 - Aug. 25||VAG B.C. Artists 2nd Annual Summer||Puma|
|1944 Nov. 21 - Dec. 10||Labour Arts Guild 1st B.C. At Work||Aircraft Worker|
|1946 May 31 - June 23||BCSFA 36th Annual||Alison|
|1946 July 2 - 28||VAG Jubilee Exhibition||Hamadryad|
|1947 May 9 - June 1||BCSFA 37th Annual||Portrait Head|
|1949 May 3 - 22||BCSFA 39th Annual||Abstract|
THE SAVARY PUDDING folio by Frederick A. Amess, private collection.
Original drawings, paintings and text by Amess, C.H. Scott, Grace Melvin,
H. Mortimer Lamb, Plato von Ustinov, and other students and visitors.
June 1935 (various dates), June 1939 (various dates)
52 loose 12"x18" sheets of brown sketch paper
WALLNEWS March 1945
"Issued by Industrial Information Division Wartime Information Board. Production by National Film Board."
Sculpture Aircraft Worker by Robertson illustrated.
SOUVENIR CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITIONS
OPENING THE NEW VANCOUVER ART GALLERY (refer to VAG51)
CENTENNIAL SCULPTURE '67 (refer to FCA67)
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)
A CENTURY OF SCULPTURE (refer to SSBC98)
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
1 reference cited for Robertson: Macdonald above.
VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - B.C. ARTISTS FILES (refer to VPL)
VANCOUVER SCHOOL OF ART - LIST OF GRADUATES & STUDENTS (refer to VSA)
B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE death (refer to BCVS)
" ... sculptures by ... Marjorie 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