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Ronald James Thom

May 13 1923 - 1986

Vancouver School of Art (Diploma 1948)
Coast Group
ARCA (1972 architect)

Ronald J. Thom was born in Penticton, then moved with his family to Vancouver when he was nine years old. He graduated from the Vancouver School of Art, then began working for the architectural firm of Thompson Berwick & Pratt.

He exhibited his work in the 1945 British Columbia At Work and in the 1946 and 1947 B.C. Artists exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

In 1946 he had a duo exhibition with Don Jarvis at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The original exhibition entry form noted that J.A.S. Macdonald was originally planned to be included in that exhibition. The three artists graduated together from the Vancouver School of Art in 1948. The rent for the Lecture Hall was $15.00

Thom had one painting in the 1948 Stanley Park in Pictures exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, winning the First Prize of $100.00.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION
1946 Nov. 12 - Dec. 1 Paintings & Drawings by Jarvis & Thom Vancouver Art Gallery

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1945 Nov. 13 - Dec. 2 Labour Arts Guild   B.C. At Work Transportation
Fishing Fleet
1946 Aug. 13 - 25 VAG   Stanley Park in Pictures Indian Canoes
Figures and Trees
1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 15th Annual Breakwater, English Bay
Sunset, English Bay
1947 July 8 - 27 VAG   B.C. Artists Summer Exhibition Breakwater, English Bay
1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12 VAG   B.C. Artists 16th Annual Rock Face
1948 July 27 - Aug. 15 VAG   Stanley Park in Pictures Cathedral Trees
1948 Nov. 9 - 28 Coast Group   B.C. Painters Seated Nude
Girl in Wicker Chair
Head and Plant
Figure


References - MONOGRAPHS

Refer to BIBLIO.

References - GROUP EXHIBITIONS

A MODERN LIFE: Art and Design in British Columbia 1945-1960 (refer to VAG04)

References - GENERAL

VANCOUVER SCHOOL OF ART - LIST OF GRADUATES & STUDENTS (refer to VSA)

ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979
(refer to RCA81)

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

Clippings

"Other notable exhibits include ... some strong watercolours by ... R.J. Thom."
      From "B.C. Industry Lives in Gallery Display"
      Newspaper unknown, (November 1945)

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