|BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS|
In 1911 Twizell was the architect for the residence named Fairacres, built on the north shore of Deer Lake for Henry and Grace Ceperley. In 2008 the restored mansion is the home of the Burnaby Art Gallery. Refer to gallery web site for further information on the building.
He was the fourth Architect registered with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia. The Institute was founded in 1914 and incorporated in 1920 in Vancouver. Twizell had offices in the Metropolitan Building, along with G.S. Twizell, who was registered as the tenth architect, according to the 1928 AIBC Handbook.
For five years, from 1918 - 1922, Twizell held office with the Art, Historical and Scientific Association of Vancouver, and was described as "a capable leader of the association."
He married Mabel Akeroyd Denness on February 25, 1920, in Vancouver. His recreational activities were noted as being golf and fishing. He died in Victoria in 1964 at the age of 88.
|1909 April 20 - 28||BCSFA First Annual Exhibition||Architectural Designs (five)|
Attendee at the 1935 Vancouver School of Art Summer Camp
(refer to SUMMER SKETCHING CAMP - SAVARY ISLAND)
THE SAVARY PUDDING folio by Frederick A. Amess, private collection.
Original drawings, paintings and text by Amess, C.H. Scott, Grace Melvin,
H. Mortimer Lamb, Plato von Ustinov, and other students and visitors.
June 1935 (various dates), June 1939 (various dates)
52 loose 12"x18" sheets of brown sketch paper
THE FINE ARTS IN VANCOUVER, 1886 - 1930 (refer to THOM)
ARTISTS, ARCHITECTS & ARTISTS - Canadian Art 1890 - 1918 (refer to NGC13)
B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE marriage, death (refer to BCVS)
"Q: Is it true that Mr. Twizell is considering giving up architecture in
favour of the church or politics as better vehicles for his elequence.
A: The term architect is all-inclusive."
From "Answers to Correspondents"
Savary Pudding, Volume 2, Number 8, 1935
"A perfect holiday is a three-fold pleasure, for from the
pleasures of anticipation & realization there will come that
of recollection - So will it be with Savary."
From "Savary - 3 fold" by R.P.S. Twizell
Savary Pudding, Vol. 2, 1935
"WHAT was Mr. Scott doing on the top floor
Friday nite? We object! And so does our Chaperone. Which reminds us,
why is Mr. Twizell on the top floor, and
what excuse has he to offer for this one? And what about these mysterious
car trips? We are thirsty too. What's wrong with our local Tarzans?
Next time we'll ask the mates when speed is required in transporting
Savary Pudding, June 15 1935