|BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS|
After arriving in Vancouver, she exhibited regularly in the Annual Exhibitions of the B.C. Society of Fine Arts.
She exhibited two paintings in a Royal Canadian Academy exhibition in 1921, according to McMann's RCA, but is not listed in the NGC Occasional Paper No. 7 of NGC Exhibitions. She also showed work with the Society of Women Painters in London; the National Gallery, Ottawa; the Seattle Museum; and with the Canadian Society of Graphic Arts in Toronto.
Smith exhibited in the 1924 Annual Exhibition of the Vancouver Exhibition. Her painting "The Drinking Pool" was purchased by the Exhibition Association for their permanent collection. She also exhibited in their 1925, 1926, and 1930 exhibitions, representing the Palette and Chisel Club and the Vancouver Sketch Club.
She taught art at Crofton House School in Vancouver for nine years, and was a founding instructor at the Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts when it opened in September 1925, teaching Drawing and Painting there for eight years. The 1930 issue of The Paint Box, the art school annual, had a full page linoleum block print of a dog by Smith illustrated on page 58.
She exhibited in the Seattle Art Museum's annual Northwest Artists exhibitions in 1930 and 1931.
She exhibited one watercolour at the Canadian National Exhibition in 1930.
She exhibited her work in the 1930 Spring Exhibition of the B.C. Society of Fine Arts. She was listed as a member of the Society in the exhibition catalogue. She exhibited in the 1st annual B.C. Artists show at the the Vancouver Art Gallery as Kate A. Smith. The following year she exhibited as Kate Smith Hoole.
She showed work in the B.C. Artists Christmas exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1933 and 1934. In 1934 she had a solo exhibition at the Gallery that received good reviews in the press.
She died in Vancouver in 1949 at the age of 74. A few months later one of her paintings was exhibited with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts in their 39th Annual Exhibition in 1949.
Island Arts and Crafts Society: 1912 - 1930
|1934 March 2 - 11||Oil Painting, Watercolours, and Drawing||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|1936 March 17 - 29||Oil Painting, Watercolours, and Drawing||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|1941 Feb 25 - March 9||Solo exhibition||Vancouver Art Gallery|
|1912 Nov. 25 - 30||BCSFA Annual Exhibition||Clearing Land at Eburne|
|Study of Horse's Head|
|Study of Bull Dog|
|English Setter Drinking|
|1913 June 2||Wanderbund Club Group Exhibition||?|
|1915 April||BCSFA Works by Members||Rector|
|The Road Makers "Fit Viavi"|
|An English Pasture|
|The Sleeping Beauty, from Eburne|
|Well Earned Repose|
|The North Arm from Wigwam Inn|
|Old Bridge at Langhorne|
|1916 September||BCSFA Annual Exhibition||The Harvest Moon|
|Study of a Great Dane|
|1917 Sept. 14 - 22||B.C.S.F.A. Eleventh Exhibition||"Spot"|
|Study, English Foxhound|
|Study in Shade|
|English Harvest Field|
|Study of Foxgloves|
|1920 September 18 - 25||BCSFA Annual Exhibition||"Pal"|
|Portrait Study, Miss Davenport|
|Portrait Sketch, Mrs. Fred Ryan|
|Sunset, Glacier, B.C.|
|Ross Peak, from Glacier|
|1921 Sept. 19 - 24||BCSFA 13th Annual||The Lions|
|The Salmon Pool, Capilano|
|The Drinking Pool|
|1922 Sept. 16 - 23||BCSFA 14th Annual||The Rising Generation|
|The Lengthening Shadow|
|1923 May 12 - 19||BCSFA 15th Annual||Mrs. F.L. Shaw|
|An English Foxhound|
|Study of a Grey Hunter|
|A Quiet Morning|
|1924 May 3 - 17||BCSFA 16th Annual||Church of St. Germain l'Auxerrois, Paris|
|A Happy Family|
|"Noon", Lothwithiel, Cornwall|
|"La Penseur de Rodin," Paris|
|Lostwithiel Church, Cornwall|
|Harrison Lake, Evening|
|On Board S.S. Regina|
|1924 Aug. 9 - 16||Vancouver Exhibition Annual Exhibition||Lengthening Shadows|
|The Drinking Pool|
|1925 May 9 - 16||BCSFA 17th Annual||The Round-up|
|Sketch: The Round-up|
|1926 May 8 - 15||BCSFA 18th Annual||Dooley (Lent by Mrs. G.T. Sharp)|
|On the Beach|
|The Wood Pile|
|Barbara, Daughter of Mrs. William Murray|
|1927 June 10 - 25||BCSFA 19th Annual||Cherry Blossom|
|A Willing Team|
|1928 September 3 - 8||Provincial Exhibition Eighth Annual Salon||Grey Geese|
|1929 May 18 - June 8||BCSFA 21st Annual||Three Sisters|
|The Devil's Leap|
|The Farm Yard|
|1929 October||BCAL Citizens' Loan of W/C||On Board the S.S. Regina|
|On the Beach|
|1929 Nov. 16 - 30||BCSFA Winter Exhibition||The Heat of the Day|
|1930 May 31 - June 14||BCSFA Spring Exhibition||Toby|
|Portrait Miss Theresa Lefurgy|
|1930 Aug. 6 - 16||VanExh Oil Paintings & Water-colours||The Goat Woman|
|The Heat of the Day|
|The Cabbage Patch|
|Miss Theresa Lefurgy|
|1930 Aug. 22 - Sept. 6||CNE Water Colours||Bunnies|
|1932 May - July||VAG All Canadian Exhibition||The Goat Woman|
|1932 Oct. 5 - 30||VAG B.C. Artists 1st Annual||Still Life|
|Mt. Whistler, Alta Lake|
|1933 May 20 - 31||VAG Palette & Chisel Club Exhibition||Study of Geese|
|Mending Salmon Nets|
|The White Door|
|The Salmon Net|
|1933 June 3 - 11||BCSFA 23rd Annual||Goats & Arbutus|
|The Old Farmyard|
|1933 Sept. 22 - Oct. 15||VAG B.C. Artists 2nd Annual||The Team|
|Mending the Salmon Nets|
|The Big Haystack|
|Study of Geese|
|1933 Dec. 1 - 17||VAG B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition||The Big Haystack|
|Yellow Point, B.C.|
|The Brood (pencil)|
|1934 Sept. 21 - Oct. 14||VAG B.C. Artists 3rd Annual||Three Thousand Feet Up - Lozere France|
|At Mount Baker|
|1934 ? - ?||VAG B.C. Artists Edmonton Exhibition||The Goose Girl|
|1934 Dec. 4 - 16||VAG B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition||At Mount Baker|
|1935 Sept. 20 - Oct. 15||VAG B.C. Artists 4th Annual||Study|
|Study of a Springer spaniel|
|1936 June 26 - July 12||BCSFA 26th Annual||Design for a Mural|
|The Last Load|
|Boats, Stanley Park|
|1936 Aug. 18 - 28||David Spencer B.C. Artists' Golden Jubilee||(artwork)|
|1937 April 16 - May 1||BCSFA 27th Annual||Reaping the Green Oats|
|Through the Basement Door|
|1937 Sept. 17 - Oct. 10||VAG B.C. Artists 6th Annual||Portrait Study|
|1938 April 29 - May 15||BCSFA 28th Annual||A Prize Winner|
|Hudson's Bay Between 12 and 2|
|Design for Reredos|
|1939 June 9 - 25||BCSFA 29th Annual||Jerusalem Cherry|
|1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8||VAG B.C. Artists 8th Annual||A Good Bag|
|Rockhaven, Golden Retrievers|
|1940 May 17 - June 2||BCSFA 30th Annual||The Worm|
|1941 May 10 - June 1||BCSFA 31st Annual||Il Maestro|
|"Red" of Grouse Mountain|
|Kalamalka Lake, B.C.|
|A Good Team|
|1942 May 15 - 31||BCSFA 32nd Annual||The Old Chinese Dish|
|1943 May 15 - June 6||BCSFA 33rd Annual||Mother and Child|
|Study of White Horse in Shade|
|1943 July 2 - Aug. 25||VAG B.C. Artists 2nd Annual Summer||Mother and Child|
|1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20||VAG B.C. Artists 12th Annual||The Gateway|
|California Tree Poppy|
|1944 May 13 - June 4||BCSFA 34th Annual||A Keen Pupil|
|A Morning's Bag|
|1945 May 18 - June 10||BCSFA 35th Annual||Golden Retrievers|
|1946 May 31 - June 23||BCSFA 36th Annual||Cloud Study|
|1946 July 2 - 28||VAG Jubilee Exhibition||The Lengthening Shadows|
|1949 May 3 - 22||BCSFA 39th Annual||The Lengthening Shadows|
|1950 April 25 - May 14||BCSA 40th Annual||Midday Rest|
WHO'S WHO IN NORTHWEST ART (refer to WWNA41)
100 YEARS OF B.C. ART (refer to VAG58)
THE FINE ARTS IN VANCOUVER, 1886 - 1930 (refer to THOM)
ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS SOCIETY - List of Exhibitors
ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979 (refer to RCA81)
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
BRITISH COLUMBIA WOMEN ARTISTS 1885-1985 (refer to AGGV85)
MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS -
SPRING EXHIBITIONS 1880 - 1970 (refer to MM88)
VANCOUVER ARTIST: Kate Adeline Smith Hoole
2001 November; by Michael Clark, Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design.
Visions newsletter, Volume 8 Issue 1, page 4.
One page biography with 2 illustrations of her work.
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
3 references cited for Smith.
"Mrs. Kate A. Hoole has a watercolour sketch in No. 97
which reveals considerable power and faithful drawing. The single fir which is the
main subject of the picture is freely and boldly treated and the work is an example
of handling which may well be studied by beginners, for there is nothing niggling
about it. This competent artist is also seen to great advantage in her paintings of
animals. Her "Study of a Great Dane", No. 98 is an exceedingly well drawn and
well painted picture of a dog. Mrs. Hoole's ability as a landscapist is conclusively
shown in No. 99, entitled "The Thaw", and in her small picture No. 96 "The
Harvest Moon", the latter a particularly successful experiment in contrasted color."
From "With The B.C. Artists" by "A Visitor"
Vancouver Province, September 27 1916
"Kate A. Smith (Mrs. Frank Hoole), a local animal
painter of distinction, has a picture of three plough-horses in a stubble
field resting from their labors, along with their two drivers. This is a
solid and clever painting, the lighting and drawing of which indicate much
skill and good handling. The same may be said of her lively painting of
chickens, which is in every respect pleasing and sincere."
From "Local Work is on View" by Bernard McEvoy
Vancouver Province, October 2 1919
""The Drinking Pool," a picture of cows by Kate A. Smith
(Mrs. Frank Hoole), was much admired as a piece of brilliant animal
painting as well as for its landscape qualities. The same artist was seen
to some advantage in her watercolor "Shannon," a work full of glowing light and color."
From "By the Way in Art" per B.C. Art League
Vancouver Province, Thursday October 6 1921, page 12
"The animal pictures of Kate A. Smith (Mrs. Frank Hoole) have
captivated Vancouver picture-lovers for several years and her contributions to this
exhibition serve only to strengthen an achieved reputation.
In subject and composition, as well as in the able handling of light and color, her "Church of St. Germaine l'Auxerrois, Paris," stands out as one of the most real pictures of the year. It is a picture as distinct from a mere painting: while it does not actually tell a story, it presents the setting for many stories. It is historical as well as of the present, its architecture and atmosphere are not merely incident to the horses in the foreground, but rather there is a blending of the whole into a fine moment.
In "A Happy Family" the same artist adheres to her better known style of a purely animal presentation. It is a family of pigs and one appreciates the glow that must come to their owner when he reflects that "them hawgs" will sell well, which is a commercial success, and cure better - which is an artistic one. Everything is painted but the grunt."
From "B.C. Society of Fine Arts - Annual Exhibition All This Week"
Vancouver Province, May 7 1924
"Kate A. Smith in her painting "The Snowplough,"
displays accurate draughtsmanship, and a great sense of reality. It is done
with a free brush, but it is not technically "modern.""
From "B.C. Society of Fine Arts" by Bernard McEvoy
Vancouver Province, April 28 1928
"Kate A. Smith (Mrs. F. Hoole) is the most skillful
animal-painter in the society. She also has a portrait. She has a very good
picture of the head of a young dog, and a covetable one. It is in pastels on
dark paper and the animal is alive. Her "Study of a Grey Hunter" is admirably
drawn, good in tone, and the bit of landscape thrown in is exactly "right."
Her portrait of a girl, in soft, low tones, and the rest of the seven of her
examples indicated no diminuition of the ability of this talented artist."
From "B.C. Society of Fine Arts" by Diogenes
Vancouver Province, November 13 1930
"Many other well-known artists are represented, including ... Kate Smith Hoole ... "
From "Bargains in Art" by D.S.M. Vancouver Sun, December 1 1933
"City Artist's Exhibit"
Vancouver Province, March 2 1934
"Notable Exhibition by Local Artist" by Wayfarer
Vancouver Province, March 5 1934
"Animals predominate. They range from working sketches done in the field
to the striking mural design for the Vancouver City Hall."
From "Cheery Animal Pictures"
Vancouver Sun, March 18 1936
"At the Art Gallery"
West End Breeze, March 19 1936
" ... there are paintings by many artists whose names are prominently mentioned wherever
British Columbia artists are discussed. These include ... Kate Smith Hoole."
From "400 B.C. Pictures in Jubilee Art Show"
Vancouver Sun, August 15 1936
"Kate Smith Hoole's "Old Chinese Dish," ... 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
"Early artists of the first decade included ... Kate Smith ... of Vancouver."
From "A Short Art History of British Columbia" by Charles H. Scott
Behind The Palette, June 1947
"The staff consisted of F.H. Varley,
J.W.G. Macdonald, Charles Marega,
Kate Smith Hoole, and Grace Melvin."
From "A Short Art History of British Columbia" by Charles H. Scott
Behind The Palette, June 1947
"The Society membership has been constantly strengthened in the succeeding years
by the addition of other members, which included in the early years ... Mrs. Kate Smith Hoole ... "
From "B.C. Society of Artists - A History" by J.D. Parker
B.C. Society of Fine Arts 40th Annual Exhibition Catalogue, 1950