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William Henry Wallis

February 18 1868 - April 15 1946

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William Henry Wallis was born in Ryde, on the Isle of Wight, in 1868. He was a pupil of the Ryde School of Art, the South Kensington School of Art, London, and a pupil of M. Charbonnier and R. Cornwall-Jones, London, England. He had work in the annual B.C. Artists exhibition in 1936, winning first prize and fifth prize for his work. He had one-man exhibitions at the T. Eaton Art Gallery, Winnipeg, in 1928, the Galesburg Women's Club, Illinois, in 1939, and was an exhibitor at the Dominion Fair Arts Association, Brandon, Manitoba, from 1912 to 1915. He was a teacher of art (private instruction).

Wallis exhibited artwork in the 1936 B.C. Artists' Golden Jubilee exhibition at David Spencer's Department store on Hastings Street, Vancouver. His painting was one of three voted most popular by the 15,000 people who viewed the exhibition.

He died in Vancouver in 1946 at the age of 86.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1936 Aug. 18 - 28 David Spencer B.C. Artists' Golden Jubilee Burgos Cathedral
1936 Sept. 18 - Oct. 11 VAG   B.C. Artists 5th Annual St. Jacques, Dieppe, France
1936 Oct. 15 - 20 VAG   B.C. Artists Chilliwack Exhibition St. Jacques, Dieppe, France

References

WHO'S WHO IN NORTHWEST ART (refer to WWNA41)
      Short entry for Wallis.

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

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      1 reference cited for Wallis: WWNA above.

CITY & PROVINCIAL DIRECTORIES 1932-34 (refer to DIR)

Clippings

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