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She arrived in Vancouver in 1939, and had a number of solo exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery from 1939 to 1944, typically exhibiting floral watercolours.
She exhibited her work in the B.C. Artists annuals in 1939 and 1940.
She 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.
She died in Victoria in 1990. A website was created for her in 2013, refer to emilysartain.ca.
|1939 July 18 - Aug. 13||Solo Exhibition - Watercolours||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|1940 May 21 - June 2||Exhibition of Flower Paintings||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|1941 Aug. 26 - Sept. 7||Exhibition of Flower Paintings||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|1944 Jan. 14 - Feb. 3||Solo Exhibition (56 paintings)||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8||VAG B.C. Artists 8th Annual||Water-Lilies|
|1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 9th Annual||Daintiness|
|My Lady's Gardenias|
|1942 July 7 - Sept. 2||VAG B.C. Artists 1st Annual Summer||Bird of Paradise|
|1946 July 2 - 28||VAG Jubilee Exhibition||Shades of the Zuider Zee|
VISUAL ARTS BRITISH COLUMBIA (refer to VABC77)
PLANTAE OCCIDENTALIS - 200 Years of Botanical Art in British Columbia
1979, By Maria Newberry House, The Botanical Garden, U.B.C., Technical Bulletin No 11
Exhibition catalogue, illustrated; list of works; ISSN 0703-1432
Includes Introduction to the Art; A Historical Overview of Botanical Art in B.C.
Extensive list of references; ethnobotanical commentary on plants in the exhibition.
Includes biographical information and 3 works illustrated by Sartain
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
BRITISH COLUMBIA WOMEN ARTISTS 1885-1985 (refer to AGGV85)
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
1 reference cited for Sartain.
A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS
(refer to M)
One page of references to the artist.
VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - B.C. ARTISTS FILES (refer to VPL)
"Two Fine Water Color Exhibits" by (unknown)
Vancouver Sun, July 21 1939
"New Emily Sartain Art Exhibit Opens" by (unknown)
Vancouver Sun, May 22 1940
"Floral Paintings Now At Gallery" by (T.H.W.)
News-Herald, May 24 1940
"Flower Artist" (photograph)
Daily Province, June 4 1940
"Among other prominent exhibitors are ... Emily Sartain ...
From "Summer Show at Gallery Major Event for Art Lovers," by Palette Vancouver Daily Province, July 7, 1943
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