|BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS|
Shadbolt worked as a photo-classification officer in London, England during World War II, serving as a Lieutenant. He returned to Canada after the war, and began teaching painting at the Vancouver School of Art.
He exhibited his work in a number of the annual B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery, from 1935 on, including 1951 to 1956, 1958, 1962, and 1966.
Shadbolt exhibited with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in their annual exhibitions, from 1937 on, and from 1954 to 1964, and 1967.
He 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.
Shadbolt showed his work in the 1944 and 1945 British Columbia At Work exhibitions. In 1946 - 1947 he had work in a Federation of Canadian Artists travelling exhibition.
In 1941 he had work in the RCA's 62nd Annual exhibition, held at the Art Association of Montreal.
He also exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy in 1942 and 1964.
He had a long and distinguished career, with numerous solo exhibitions. He continued to paint and create until his death in 1998. His wife Doris died in Mexico in 2003 of a heart attack. Following her death parts of the Shadbolt estate came onto the market, including thousands of books and exhibitions catalogues. Many of these volumes were inscribed to the Shadbolts, a number of them contained additional ephemera tucked in between the pages. One exhibition catalogue yielded the following "Chronology of Conceptual Concerns", a three-page typed manuscript that includes a range of dates from 1926 to 1977, although the manuscript is otherwise undated.
|1936 Oct. 27 - Nov. 8||Oils, Watercolours, Drawing, and Prints||VAG|
|1938 Nov. 8 - 20||Solo Exhibition||VAG|
|1939 Oct. 10 - 22||Oil Painting & Watercolour (104 pictures)||VAG|
|1940 May 28 - June 9||Models & Caricature||VAG|
|1941 Jan. 14 - 26||Solo Exhibition||VAG|
|1942 Feb. 17 - Mar. 1||Solo Exhibition (53 paintings)||VAG|
|1942 Oct. 1 - 2 (?)||Invasion of Point Grey||Masonic Hall, 4426 W. 10th.|
|1942 Oct. 20 - Nov. 1||Solo Exhibition (89 watercolours)||VAG|
|1943 June 27 - July 14||Solo Exhibition (23 pictures)||VAG|
|1946 Jan. 2 - 20||Watercolour Exhibition (58 pictures)||VAG|
|1947 Feb. 25 - Mar. 16||Solo Exhibition (79 pictures)||VAG|
|1948 July 13 - Aug. 2||Solo Exhibition (43 pictures)||VAG|
|1992 July||Drawings from 1939-1969||Alexander Gallery|
|1932 May - July||VAG All Canadian Exhibition||Desolation|
|1935 Sept. 20 - Oct. 15||VAG B.C. Artists 4th Annual||Industrial Island #2|
|1936 Sept. 18 - Oct. 11||VAG B.C. Artists 5th Annual||Cowichan Lake Country|
|Abstract Plant Form|
|1937 April 16 - May 1||BCSFA 27th Annual||Winter|
|Death Mask (Wood Carving)|
|1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8||VAG B.C. Artists 8th Annual||A Boy With Bandaged Hand|
|Still Life With Chianti Bottle|
|1940 May 17 - June 2||BCSFA 30th Annual||Indian Reservation, Cowichan|
|1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 9th Annual||Landscape with Figure|
|Composition - Watermelons|
|Drawing from a Gothic Sculpture|
|Point Grey Houses in Winter|
|1941 May 10 - June 1||BCSFA 31st Annual||Farmstead by Moonlight|
|White Buildings, James Bay, Victoria, B.C.|
|1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19||VAG B.C. Artists 10th Annual||Still Life with Cassava Melon|
|On Third Beach|
|A Country Church|
|A Red Shed, Saanich|
|1942 May 15 - 31||BCSFA 32nd Annual||The White House|
|1942 July 7 - Sept. 2||VAG B.C. Artists 1st Annual Summer||Signature Piece|
|Still Life with Cassaba Melons|
|1942 Sept. 25 - Oct. 18||VAG B.C. Artists 11th Annual||Indian Reservation, Cowichan|
|A Street Corner Event (Point Grey)|
|Windy Day, Point Grey|
|Landscape - Two Dogs in a Swamp|
|Along the Waterfront|
|1942 Nov. 3 - 15||FCA Red Cross Benefit||(no information available)|
|1943 May 15 - June 6||BCSFA 33rd Annual||Road to Little Mountain Camp|
|Putting up Camouflage Nets|
|Suburban Night Scene|
|The Camouflage Boys|
|1943 July 2 - Aug. 25||VAG B.C. Artists 2nd Annual Summer||Nocturne in Snyder's Alley|
|Suburban Night Scene|
|1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20||VAG B.C. Artists 12th Annual||The Dream of St. Ernest|
|1944 May 13 - June 4||BCSFA 34th Annual||Suburbs at Morning|
|Gravel Mill, Second Narrows Bridge|
|The Day of the Event|
|1944 July 4 - Aug. 30||VAG B.C. Artists 3rd Annual Summer||The Day of the Event|
|1944 Nov. 21 - Dec. 10||Labour Arts Guild 1st B.C. At Work||Ship Under Construction|
|Road Grader, Little Mountain|
|1945 Nov. 13 - Dec. 2||Labour Arts Guild 2nd B.C. At Work||Mending the Hopper, False Creek Mill|
|Workers Going Home, Marpole Bridge|
|Fishermen Putting Out|
|1946 May 31 - June 23||BCSFA 36th Annual||Cambie St. Carnival:|
|1. The Octopus|
|2. The Sky-Ride|
|3. The Spitfire|
|4. The Roll-O-Plane|
|5. The Ferris Wheel|
|1946 July 2 - 28||VAG Jubilee Exhibition||Eddie's Store, Robson and Homer Streets|
|1946 Aug. 13 - 25||VAG Stanley Park in Pictures||Over the Bridge|
|The Boeing Plant|
|1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 15th Annual||Memory of V.J. Day|
|Receding Profile Lower Yates Street, Victoria, B.C.|
|1946 - 47||F.C.A. Travelling Exhibition #2||Mountain Stream|
|Under the Awning, Granville Street, Van.|
|Granville Street Theatre Section|
|Yellow House, Point Grey|
|Forest Edge (drawing)|
|Landscape Along the Rideau River Near Ottawa|
|Old Houses Near Victoria|
|1947 May 9 - June 1||BCSFA 37th Annual||Low Tide, Cornwall|
|1947 July 8 - 27||VAG B.C. Artists Summer Exhibition||Low Tide, Cornwall|
|1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12||VAG B.C. Artists 16th Annual||Red Knight|
|1948 May 18 -June 6||BCSFA 38th Annual||Trees and Rocks, Thormundby Island|
|Driftwood at Wreck Bay, Thormundby Island|
|Forest Edge, Buccaneer Bay|
|1949 Oct. 8 - 30||VAG B.C. Artists 18th Annual||Autumn Forms|
|1949 Nov. 22 - Dec. 11||VAG First B.C. Graphic||Stag (disqualified)|
|Seed World (disqualified)|
|Bursting Seeds (disqualified)|
|Seed Fruit (disqualified)|
|1950 April 25 - May 14||BCSA 40th Annual||Indian Reserve|
|1950 Nov. 28 - Dec. 17||VAG B.C. Artists 19th Annual||Autumn Grasses|
|Forms for Winter|
SOUVENIR CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITIONS OPENING
THE NEW VANCOUVER ART GALLERY (refer to VAG51)
100 YEARS OF B.C. ART (refer to VAG58)
B.C. PAINTINGS BURNABY 58 (refer to BAG58)
B.C. ARTISTS 27th ANNUAL (refer to BCA58)
7 WEST COAST PAINTERS (refer to VIF59)
ARTE CANADIENSE (refer to NGC60)
SPRING EXHIBITION - FCA - BC REGION (refer to FCA64)
BOUQUET - A Selection of Flower Paintings (refer to BAG65.2)
SOME PAINTERS OF THE B.C. MAINLAND (refer to AGGV66)
PAINTING '66 - VANCOUVER CENTENNIAL AWARD EXHIBITION (refer to BCA66)
BAU-XI GALLERY NORTHWEST DRAWINGS (refer to BX67)
SUMMER BUBBLE (refer to BAG70)
B.C. ARTISTS' TRIBUTE TO COLIN GRAHAM (refer to AGGV74)
CONTEMPORARIES OF EMILY CARR IN BRITISH COLUMBIA (refer to SFU74)
FROM THIS POINT OF VIEW (refer to VAG77)
PAPERWORKS: Contemporary works on paper by BC artists (refer to AGGV78)
PRINTMAKING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA 1889-1983 (refer to AGGV83)
VANCOUVER: ART & ARTISTS 1931 - 1983 (refer to VAG83)
IMAGES OF THE LAND - CANADIAN BLOCK PRINTS 1919 - 1945 (refer to GLEN84)
ARTROPOLIS 1990 (refer to ART90)
64 - 94 CONTEMPORARY DECADES (refer to ECU94)
ART UNLEASHED! (refer to ECU97)
YUMMM! THE COOKIE EXHIBITION (refer to CCDM01)
A MODERN LIFE: Art and Design in British Columbia 1945-1960 (refer to VAG04)
RICHMOND ART GALLERY 25:25 - 1980-2005 (refer to RAG05)
PAINT - A PSYCHEDELIC PRIMER (refer to VAG06)
OUR CHANGING LANDSCAPE (refer to BAG08)
VISIONS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (refer to VAG09)
SHORE, FOREST AND BEYOND - ART FROM THE AUDAIN COLLECTION (refer to VAG11)
THE ORNAMENT OF A HOUSE - FIFTY YEARS OF COLLECTING (refer to BAG17)
School Art and the Workshop Spirit by Jack Shadbolt
1937, June issue The B.C. Teacher magazine
WHO'S WHO IN NORTHWEST ART (refer to WWNA41)
A Report on Art Today in British Columbia by Jack Shadbolt
Canadian Art magazine, November-December 1948, p. 4-7, 45; 2 illustrations
:p.m. magazine, 3 issues published in Vancouver 1951
Published by Robert Reid, Edited by Yvonne Agzarian, George Wright, John Brockington
Issue 2 had one original linocut by Jack Shadbolt: Seed Children
Issue 2 also included one original linocut by Molly Carter: Hooyah the Raven
Issue 3 had two original linocuts by Jack Shadbolt: Forms For Spring, second is untitled
Issue 3 Shadbolt linocuts were included in article on Jack Shadbolt by Marya Fiamengo
Information from STIGMA by Vancouver publisher William Hoffer (see References)
BRITISH COLUMBIA - A CENTENNIAL ANTHOLOGY (refer to BCCA58)
MACLEAN'S MAGAZINE - B.C. CENTENNIAL ISSUE (refer to MAC58)
PERMANENT COLLECTION (refer to AGGV64)
CREATIVE CANADA - Volumes One & Two (refer to CC71)
Includes 2 full columns of information about Shadbolt.
CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN PAINTING by William Withrow
1972, ISBN -07710-9029-3, publisher McClelland and Stewart Limited
224 pages, hardcover, extensively illustrated
Chapters on 24 artists, list of bibliographies and galleries
Western artists include J.W.G. Macdonald, Jack Shadbolt
PUBLIC ART IN VANCOUVER (refer to UBC72)
ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY - List of Exhibitors
THE SHELL CANADA COLLECTION (refer to SHEL77)
VISUAL ARTS BRITISH COLUMBIA (refer to VABC77)
ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979 (refer to RCA81)
BRITISH COLUMBIA ART COLLECTION 1974-80 (refer to BCAC80)
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
ART BANK CATALOGUE (refer to AB87)
MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS -
SPRING EXHIBITIONS 1880 - 1970 (refer to MM88)
THE ALMA MATER SOCIETY ART COLLECTION - University of
British Columbia 1948 - 1988
No ISBN, 64 pages, illustrated in colour and b&w
Includes history of the collection, artist biographies
CARMANAH - ARTISTIC VISIONS OF AN ANCIENT RAINFOREST
1989, 168 pages; Western Canada Wilderness Committee; ISBN 0-9692230-5-6
Includes Foreword by David Suzuki, Preamble by Cameron Young;
Introduction by Randy Stoltmann, History, Map, Natural History,
Epilogue by Bruce Cockburn, The project by Arne Hansen, The Art.
100 B.C. artists participated including LeRoy Jensen, Jack Shadbolt, Gordon Smith
A CENTURY OF SCULPTURE (refer to SSBC98)
ART BC, MASTERWORKS FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA by Ian M. Thom
2000, Douglas & McIntyre Ltd., ISBN 1-55054-808-5
232 pages illustrated in colour and b&w
Includes historical essays, biographical notes on Shadbolt, index.
A DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS
(refer to M)
5 pages of information and references to the artist.
CANADIAN ART - FROM ITS BEGINNINGS TO 2000 (refer to CAN00)
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
26 references cited for Shadbolt.
PUBLIC ART IN VANCOUVER - ANGELS AMONG LIONS (refer to PAV09)
VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY - B.C. ARTISTS FILES (refer to VPL)
THE LIFE AND ART OF HARRY AND JESSIE WEBB (refer to MTP14)
THE FECKLESS COLLECTION (refer to FECK18)
GREATER VANCOUVER ART GALLERIES 1954-2020
(refer to GVAG20)
4 references to Shadbolt.
"Exhibitors at Art Gallery" by E.N.B.
Vancouver Province, November 12 1938
"On board H.M.S. Zig-Zag. From five miles out, H.M. sailors
sighted a red blob on the distant shore line. Focassing (sic) his
spectacles on the "blob," the Cap't. confirmed it to be
J. Shadbolt (Alias Sarcastic Shad) (Alias Scragy Jack)
(Alias Popeyed Bolt). They reported his location to shore
officials and it is hoped that he'll be rounded up."
From "Sailors Sight Slinkie Convict!"
Savary Pudding, June 6 1939
"With all this beauty round us we all feel that the men could do a little painting up. May we suggest:
1. Plucked and arched eye-brows for the Scott
2. Sanguine finger and toenails for Mr. A-mess
3. Hot oil and Henna rinse for Shaggy-Shad
4. A pin-curl special for Mr. Mortuary
5. Rubinsteinís Plastic Pack for More Míduke Lamb
6. AND ONE THING WE ARE SURE OF Ė (to reduce the Fire Hazard)
the Baronís eyelashes singed, dimples blacklisted, perhaps Solitary Confinement."
From "BEAUTY SUGGESTIONS"
Savary Pudding, June 6 1939
"J. Shadbolt - Just come back from Nowersoffski - taking part in iconoclastic controversy."
From "Hi Run - and - Firun"
Savary Pudding, June 8 1939
"Here is Artist Whose Output is Remarkable"
News-Herald, October 11 1939
"Artists represented in the group comprise the following ... J.L Shadbolt ... "
From "Maritime Art Association" Vancouver Art Gallery Bulletin, November (?) 1939
"Gay Caricatures In Gallery Display"
Vancouver Province, May 28 1940
"Murals Feature Gallery Display" by T.H.W.
News-Herald, May 29 1940
"The customary honorable mentions have been made as follows:
Watercolors: Jack L. Shadbolt, Vancouver, "Winter Landscape"; ..."
From "Major Art Award to CASF Officer At B.C. Artists' Annual Exhibit"
Vancouver Sun, October 7 1940
"Other works accepted include: two drawings by J.L. Shadbolt ..."
From "Western Artists Capture Interest At Toronto Show" by Palette
Vancouver Province, November 20 1941
"J.L. Shadbolt's "Signature Piece," with a touch of surrealism,
and "White House" with masses firmly disposed in space are
both important creations ..."
From "B.C. Society of Fine Arts Display Sets New High Mark" by Palette Vancouver Province, May 16 1942
"Well-known Vancouver artists recently elected (BCSFA) members
include ... Jack L. Shadbolt ..."
From "B.C. Artists' Display To Calgary For Exhibition" by Palette Vancouver Province, May-June 1942
"Interesting aspects of B.C. scenery are also shown by ... J.L. Shadbolt ... "
From "Colorful Display Presented In Exhibition By B.C. Artists" by Palette
Vancouver Province, September 19 1942
"Among the watercolors noted is Jack Shadbolt's "Windy Day" for its rhythm ... "
From "Speaking of Art" by Browni Wingate
News Herald, September 28 1942
"Representing the Point Grey district under imaginary aerial attacks and occupation
by enemy forces, a series of sketches by Jack Shadbolt, well-known Vancouver
artist, will be on display by the Vancouver Auxiliary Police of District 6A, West
Point Grey, at the Masonic Hall, 4426 West Tenth, during the afternoons and evenings
Thursday and Friday."
From "Artist Pictures Invasion of City" Vancouver Province, October 1 1942
"Among those contibuting paintings and drawings are: ... Jack. L. Shadbolt ... "
From "Noted Artists Offer Paintings For Red Cross" Vancouver Province (presumed), November 1942
"Paintings by well known artists include ... Jack Shadbolt ... "
From "Summer Show at Gallery Major Event for Art Lovers" by Palette Vancouver Province, July 7 1943
"Shadbolt Explores A World of Roots and Seeds" by Donald W. Buchanan
Canadian Art magazine, 1951, Vol. 8 No. 3
"Vancouver Artists Design for the Ballet" by Guy Glover
Canadian Art magazine, 1953, Vol. 11 No. 1
(Joseph Plaskett and Jack Shadbolt)
"A probing, organic evolution in which step follows step with more than superficial
logic characterizes the entry of a genuinely creative talent like Shadbolt
into the field of abstraction."
From "Is Non-objective Art Non-objectionable?" by Colin Graham
Canadian Art magazine, Spring 1957, Vol. 14 No. 3
"Poetic Imagery in Paint Shows Nature's Life Cycle"
Vancouver Sun, May 21 1960
"Artist Jack Shadbolt Faces Six Charges over Income Tax"
Vancouver Sun, October 27 1978
"Artist Shadbolt Faces Tax Charges"
Vancouver Sun, October 27 1978
"Artist Jack Shadbolt Charged With Evading Income Taxes"
Vancouver Province, October 27 1978
"The Master In His Eighties" by Mick Gzowski
Vancouver Sun, July 11 1992
"100 Works Depict Shadbolt's Progress" by Ann Rosenberg
Vancouver Sun, July 11 1992
"Senses and Sensibilities" by Robin Laurence
Vancouver Sun, November 26 1994
"Inventive Paintings Trace Process of Creation" by Michael Scott
Vancouver Sun, July 13 1996
"Facets of a West Coast Legend" by Scott Watson
Vancouver Sun, November 28 1998