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She taught with Spencer Perceval Judge and Ann Batchelor at the Studio Club on Hastings Street. She later took summer excursions to Savary Island with Bachelor where they rented a cabin.
Wake exhibited with the B.C. Society of Fine Arts for many years, including April 1915, September 1917, September 1920, 1921, and 1922, May 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, June 1927, and in 1936, 1950, and 1960.
She exhibited with the Vancouver Exhibition in 1924, 1925, and 1930, and was listed in the 1924 exhibition catalogue as a member of the Fine Arts Committee.
Wake also exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy in 1921 and 1926.
She died in Burnaby in 1930 at the age of 63.
|1912 Nov. 25 - 30||BCSFA Annual Exhibition||Portrait of Miss Nora Southwell|
|1915 April||BCSFA Works by Members||"Nothing to Say"|
|Master Briton Brock|
|Sketch of Mrs. Malkin|
|Pathway in Stanley Park|
|Sketch of Master Philip Malkin|
|Ice Cream Store|
|1917 September 14 - 22||BCSFA 11th Annual||A Portrait|
|Pathway Through Woods|
|1920 September 18 - 25||BCSFA Annual Exhibition||Indian Woman|
|Study of a Child's Head|
|1921 Sept. 19 - 24||BCSFA 13th Annual||Peonias|
|Old Shack, Savary Island|
|1922 Sept. 16 - 23||BCSFA 14th Annual||Cottage on Seaton St.|
|Green's Shack, Savary Island|
|1923 May 12 - 19||BCSFA 15th Annual||Stanley Park|
|1924 May 3 - 17||BCSFA 16th Annual||A Shady Path|
|Flowers of Spring|
|1924 Aug. 9 - 16||Vancouver Exhibition Annual Exhibition||Flowers of the Spring|
|Mainland From Savary Island|
|1925 May 9 - 16||BCSFA 17th Annual||A Gypsy|
|1926 May 8 - 15||BCSFA 18th Annual||Charles Quick (Saddler)|
|1927 June 10 - 25||BCSFA 19th Annual||Miss Faith Henderson|
|Trees at Savary Island|
|Sketch of a Baby|
|Miss Given Brooks|
|1928 Feb 18 - Mar 18||Palette and Chisel Club Exhibition||Malcolm|
|Mrs. Barney Groves|
|1929 May 18 - June 8||BCSFA 21st Annual||Portrait, Mrs. A.J. Pilkington|
|1930 Aug. 6 - 16||VanExh Oil Paintings & Water-colours||Broom at Savary Island|
|1936 June 26 - July 12||BCSFA 26th Annual||Sophie, Squamish Indian|
|1946 July 2 - 28||VAG Jubilee Exhibition||Sophie|
|Sophie - Squamish Indian|
|1950 April 25 - May 14||BCSA 40th Annual||Kathleen|
EARLY PAINTERS AND ENGRAVERS IN CANADA (refer to H70)
THE DICTIONARY OF BRITISH ARTISTS 1880 - 1940 (refer to DBA76)
ROYAL CANADIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS -
EXHIBITIONS & MEMBERS 1880 - 1979 (refer to RCA81)
FROM DESOLATION TO SPLENDOUR by Maria Tippet and Douglas Cole
1977, Clarke Irwin & Co., ISBN 0-7720-1048-X
See biographical summary and colour illustration pages 79-82.
ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)
BRITISH COLUMBIA WOMEN ARTISTS 1885-1985 (refer to AGGV85)
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA
(refer to BIAC03)
3 references cited for Wake, including RCA above.
CITY & PROVINCIAL DIRECTORIES 1913-14/1918-21/1927-28 (refer to DIR)
B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE (refer to BCVS)
"Among members who have had the advantage of European training in the
continental schools are Margaret S. Wake ..."
From "Eleventh Annual Exhibition of Fine Arts", Bernard McEvoy,
Studio Magazine, London England, February 15, 1918
"Miss Margaret Wake displays a number of pictures very good in color and well
drawn; her figure sketch "In The Studio", is an example of real draughtsmanship."
From "Freshness and vitality in Exhibition of Vancouver Sketch Club"
Western Woman's Weekly, June 5 1920
"In the Loan Exhibit members represented were ... Miss Margaret Wake ..."
From "Vancouver Sketch Club Takes Part in Exhibit"
Western Woman's Weekly, September 18 1920
"Miss Margaret E. Wake's portrait in oils was a charming child life study, and her "Gay
Bunch Of Flowers" in an old blue china pottery jar, was happy and cheering."
From "Vancouver Sketch Club"
Western Woman's Weekly, October 9 1920
"On this principle I would single out two pictures as being most
satisfying. One is a portrait (119) "Capilano Mary," by
Margaret A. (sic) Wake; there is a restraint
and power in the treatment of the Indian woman's head that is very
compelling ... (continues).
From "Pictures at B.C. Fine Arts", by J. Butterfield
Vancouver Daily Province, September 19 1921, page 12
"Margaret Wake has three dashingly strong portraits
in her well-known vigorous style."
From "B.C. Society of Fine Arts" by Bernard McEvoy
Vancouver Daily Province, April 28 1928
"Miss Wake, who hails from London, laid the foundation of her
successful art career at the Slade School, London, and exhibited
there both at the Royal Academy and the Royal Institute of Painters
in Oil Colours. She has been a resident of Vancouver for many years,
and has exhibited at the Royal Academy, Ottawa. Incidentally it may
be mentioned that she is a descendant of that Herward the Wake made
famous by Charles Kingsley in his novel of that name, and who for eight
years after the conquest of England held out against the Conqueror. The
seat of the Wake family in England is Corteen Hall, Northamptonshire.
Miss Wake painted "Sophie," a finely executed piece of work representing
another well-known old indian woman. This has been frequently exhibited
in Vancouver, and is now the property of
Mrs. A.J. Pilkington, the wife
of the City Comptroller."
From "The City Art Gallery", by G.H. Lardner
Museum and Art Notes, Vol. IV, No. 1. March 1929
Obituary, Vancouver Star, October 16 1930
"Margaret Wake, a vigorous painter and a steadfast member
of the society for long, is well represented by a portrait of Miss Ruth
Henderson. It is full of color, broadly painted, and it attracted a good deal
of notice. Miss Wake has also some flower pieces painted with a dashing brush."
From "B.C. Society of Fine Arts", by Diogenes
Vancouver Daily Province, November 13 1930
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