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After coming to B.C. he exhibited his work in a number of the B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery, from 1936 to 1941, 1943, 1944, and in 1946. He was living in Duncan in 1941, Victoria in 1944, but a later exhibition entry form showed him living in New Westminster.
Savery had a solo exhibition of his bird and animal illustrations at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1936. The letterhead of his cover letter to the Gallery for the exhibition noted that Savery was a Landscape Architect, specializing in landscape design and garden architecture.
He also exhibited his work in the 1945 British Columbia At Work exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. According to Who's Who in Northwest Art he had solo exhibitions at the Gallery in 1937 and 1939.
In 1941 he was employed as an Instructor of art and applied arts for the B.C. Department of Education. He died in Victoria in 1980, at the age of 77.
|1937 May 18 - 30||Watercolours of animal & bird life||VAG|
|1939 May 16 - 28||Drawings||VAG|
|1945 May 1 - 17||Solo Exhibition||VAG|
|1936 Sept. 18 - Oct. 11||VAG B.C. Artists 5th Annual||Industry, Fraser Mills, B.C.|
|1937 Sept. 17 - Oct. 10||VAG B.C. Artists 6th Annual||Sea Fantasy|
|"Mid Strange Plants Were Weird Creatures"|
|1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9||VAG B.C. Artists 7th Annual||Evening in the High Hill|
|1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8||VAG B.C. Artists 8th Annual||Hamadryas|
|1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 9th Annual||River's Source|
|1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19||VAG B.C. Artists 10th Annual||Forest Friend|
|1942 Nov. 3 - 15||FCA Red Cross Benefit||(no information available)|
|1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20||VAG B.C. Artists 12th Annual||The Home of the Great Manitou|
|1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22||VAG B.C. Artists 13th Annual||The Isle of Cormorants|
|1945 Nov. 13 - Dec. 2||Labour Arts Guild B.C. At Work||Welders, B.C. Shipbuilding|
|1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 15th Annual||After the Storm|
B.C. ARTISTS' TRIBUTE TO COLIN GRAHAM (refer to AGGV74)
A GUIDE TO SCULPTURE IN VANCOUVER (refer to GSV80)
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
1 reference cited for Savery: WWNA above.
PUBLIC ART IN VANCOUVER - ANGELS AMONG LIONS (refer to PAV09)
VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - B.C. ARTISTS FILES (refer to VPL)
"The present show will consist of drawings of animals in black
Art Gallery Bulletin, Vol. 6 No. 9, 1939
" ... Among those contibuting paintings and drawings are: ... R.H. Savery ... "
From "Noted Artists Offer Paintings For Red Cross" Vancouver Daily Province (presumed), November 1942
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