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Bessie Marion Stavrakov (nee Lee)

c1908 -

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Marion Stavrakov was born in Victoria c1908, dated from the age on her marriage certificate. She married Vadim George Stavrakov in Victoria on May 19, 1934. He was born in Siberia c1909.

She exhibited artwork in the the 1947, 1948, and 1950 annual B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery. She was living in Victoria. She had a solo exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1948.

In 1957 she was noted as an elementary school teacher. In later years she taught art at Steveston High School in Richmond, BC, where this Editor was in her class in the 1967-68 and 1968-69 school years. She retired in 1969, succeeded at the school by artist Vern Simpson (q.v.), who was noted at the time for creating the statue of Gassy Jack Deighton in Gastown.

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1948 Jan. 7 - 19 14 watercolours and oils VAG

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1947 April 12 - 13 WVCAC   Exhibition of Fine Arts The Coal Heavers
Net Menders
1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12 VAG   B.C. Artists 16th Annual Back Alley
1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 17th Annual The Net Men
Still Life with Crocuses
1950 Nov. 28 - Dec. 17 VAG   B.C. Artists 19th Annual West Coast News
Saturday Morning Shoppers

References

Artists Statement, 1948

Growth in the Reading Skills, illust. Stavrakov ("elementary school teacher")
   Published 1957, J.M. Dent & Sons

At the End of the Garden with Shrew & Pig & Others, written & illust. Stavrakov
   Published 1967, Mitchell Press, Vancouver

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

B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE marriage (refer to BCVS)

Clippings

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