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She had work in the annual B.C. Artists exhibitions from 1935 to1939, and from 1945 to 1948. She specialized in "B.C. coast Indian scenes, and flower studies."
Wilson deposited her personal archives, including artwork, with Library & Archives Canada in 1974. She died in Cloverdale in 1987, where she is buried.
There are at least 2 variations on the name of this artist - Joanna and Josie - who may in fact be two artists. However, both artists (if so) lived in Vancouver and then Cloverdale and exhibited in the same shows with different names, possibly mother and daughter. Names as exhibited are listed after the artwork in list below.
|1935 Nov. 22 - Dec. 8||VAG B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition||Zinnias (J.S.)|
|1936 Sept. 18 - Oct. 11||VAG B.C. Artists 5th Annual||Lilacs|
|1936 Oct. 15 - 20||VAG B.C. Artists Chilliwack Exhibition||Lilacs|
|1937 Sept. 17 - Oct. 10||VAG B.C. Artists 6th Annual||Indian Babies' Graves in the Trees|
|1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9||VAG B.C. Artists 7th Annual||Indian Chief With His Talking Stick|
|Flower Study - Dogwood|
|Gathering for the Potlatch|
|1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8||VAG B.C. Artists 8th Annual||Clematis (Joanna S.)|
|Indian Village, B.C. Coast (Joanna S.)|
|1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22||VAG B.C. Artists 13th Annual||Indian Community Houses (Josie S.)|
|The Village Gossips (Josie S.)|
|1945 Sept. 22 - Oct. 21||VAG B.C. Artists 14th Annual||Hunters Delight (Joan)|
|Assembling for the Potlatch (Josie S.)|
|Flower Study (Josie S.)|
|1946 Sept. 21 - Oct. 13||VAG B.C. Artists 15th Annual||Decoys (Joan)|
|Chrysanthemums (Josie S.)|
|1947 Sept. 20 - Oct. 12||VAG B.C. Artists 16th Annual||Still Life (Joan)|
|Zinnias (Josie S.)|
|1948 Sept. 18 - Oct. 10||VAG B.C. Artists 17th Annual||Fishing Boats, Fort Langley (Joan)|
|Old Barns, Ladner (Joan)|
|Oyster Plant, Mud Bay (Josie S.)|
|View From Panorama Ridge (Josie S.)|
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)
1 reference cited for Wilson: WWNA above.
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