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Dorothy May Bentley Williams
(Mrs. George R. Williams)

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Federation of Canadian Artists (Founding Member 1941)

Dorothy May Williams was born at Brooklyn Corner, King's County, Nova Scotia. She married in 1934.

She donated artwork to an FCA fundraising exhibition for the Canadian Red Cross at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1942.

She showed work in the 1944 British Columbia At Work exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

She exhibited in the B.C. Artists annuals from 1940 to 1948. Entry forms and catalogues noted that she was living in Kamloops.

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION LOCATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 9th Annual Mountain Depot
Pine Branches
1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19 VAG   B.C. Artists 10th Annual Jan
Old Boots
Round House, Kamloops
1942 Nov. 3 - 15 FCA   Red Cross Benefit (no information available)
1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20 VAG   B.C. Artists 12th Annual G.R. Williams
Margaret Hess
1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22 VAG   B.C. Artists 13th Annual The Abandoned Barn
1944 Nov. 21 - Dec. 10 Labour Arts Guild   1st B.C. At Work Round House
1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13 VAG   B.C. Artists 15th Annual Storm Shadows
1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10 VAG   B.C. Artists 17th Annual Late Afternoon
Riches of Industry

References

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
     2 references to Williams.

Clippings

" ... Among those contibuting paintings and drawings are: ... Dorothy Williams ... "
      from "Noted Artists Offer Paintings For Red Cross"
      Vancouver Daily Province (presumed), November 1942

"Among our correspondents may be noted the names of ... Mrs. Dorothy Williams of Kamloops ..."
     From "Re: 13th Annual B.C. Artists' Exhibition" by A.S. Grigsby, October 20 1944.


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