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Ruby Brown Shand

- 1989

Federation of Canadian Artists (Founding Member 1941)

Ruby Brown Shand studied in the 1930s under A.C. Leighton, H.G. Glyde, and Walter Phillips. She taught art for a while at Crofton House school for girls in Vancouver.

She exhibited her work in a number of the B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery, from 1939 to 1948. Her address was given as Matsqui, BC from 1944 on. She later moved to White Rock.

She had work in the B.C. Society of Fine Arts annual exhibition in 1943.

She also exhibited in the 1944 and 1945 British Columbia At Work exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

When Shand died she left approximately 1,700 paintings to the White Rock Lions Club for the benefit of children and other Lions Club charities. (per The History of the Arts in White Rock).

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1941 May 27 - June 8 Solo exhibition VAG

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8 VAG   B.C. Artists 8th Annual Study (B.C.)
Manana
1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 9th Annual Logging Engine
1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19 VAG   B.C. Artists 10th Annual Plentiful Harvest
Study
Thank Offering
Old Land Mark
Study
1942 Sept. 25 - Oct. 18 VAG   B.C. Artists 11th Annual Study
Study
Nature's Architecture (P.G.E. Railway)
The Mood of the Canyon (P.G.E. Railway)
It's Seventieth Year
The Shelter
1942 Nov. 3 - 15 FCA   Red Cross Benefit (no information available)
1943 May 15 - June 6 BCSFA   33rd Annual Snow Clad, Little Mountain
Grain Elevators
1943 July 2 - Aug. 25 VAG   B.C. Artists 2nd Annual Summer Grain Elevators
The Patriarch
1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20 VAG   B.C. Artists 12th Annual Wintry Woods
Burrard Bridge
1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22 VAG   B.C. Artists 13th Annual Colonnades of Commerce
Harrison, B.C.
Fraser Valley Barn
1944 Nov. 21 - Dec. 10 Labour Arts Guild   1st B.C. At Work Native Wealth
1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21 VAG   B.C. Artists 14th Annual Howe Sound
Spoon Bay, Vancouver Island
1945 Nov. 13 - Dec. 2 Labour Arts Guild   2nd B.C. At Work Yacht Club, Victoria
Strawberry Hill, Fraser Valley
Agriculture
1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 15th Annual Mt. Cheam, Harrison Hot Springs
1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12 VAG   B.C. Artists 16th Annual Mt. Rundle, Banff
Mt. Cheam, B.C.
1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 17th Annual Before Fraser Flood
Harrison Hot Springs, Mt. Cheam

References

ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)

BRITISH COLUMBIA WOMEN ARTISTS 1885-1985 (refer to AGGV85)

THE HISTORY OF THE ARTS IN WHITE ROCK (refer to WR93)

Clippings

"Artists represented in the group comprise the following ... Ruby Shand ... (continues)
      From "Maritime Art Association"
      Vancouver Art Gallery Bulletin, November (?), 1939

" ... Among those contibuting paintings and drawings are: ... Ruby Brown Shand ... "
      from "Noted Artists Offer Paintings For Red Cross"
      Vancouver Daily Province (presumed), November 1942

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