|BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS|
She exhibited work with the Vancouver Sketch Club from at least 1917 to 1920, according to reviews of the exhibitions, and also at the Vancouver Exhibition in 1925.
The City Directories list Wrigley starting in 1914: "Wrigley, Edith painting tchr 1-2737 Oak Street." The next alphabetical listing that year is for Ethel B. Wrigley, a music teacher at the same address, probably her sister.
In 1917 they had both moved to 1112 West Broadway, with same occupations. The 1920 directory (perhaps mistakenly) listed both Edith and Ethel as music teachers. She was listed as an "artist" only beginning in 1921.
On October 8 1921 Ethel married Donald McLean Gordon in Vancouver, his occupation was noted as "Gentleman" on the marriage certificate. He was also living at 1112 Broadway at the time of marriage. Edith was one of the witnesses. Ethel was 47 when she was married, and was born c1874 in Rochdale, England.
In 1922 Donald Gordon is noted as occupation "printer" living with Edith and Ethel at 1112 W. Broadway, Ethel was still teaching music.
From 1922 to 1924 Edith lived at 1112 West Broadway by herself, listed as "artist" only in 1924. By 1925 she had moved to 3824 West 14th. D. Gordon is listed in the 1925 Directory at that address, so it seems Edith had moved into a house with her sister and brother-in-law. The Directory lists her at 3540 West 36th Avenue from 1929 to 1938. She is not listed after that.
B.C. Vital Statistics on-lines gives the information that Edith Wrigley died in Vancouver at age 76 on April 17 1939, probably the artist.
|1917 May 5||Sketch Club Exhibition||(titles not known)|
|1917 Sept. 14 - 22||BCSFA Eleventh Exhibition||On The Fraser|
|1917 December 1||Sketch Club Exhibition||(titles not known)|
|1921 Sept. 19 - 24||BCSFA 13th Annual Exhibition||Dorothy Perkins|
|Roses and Old Ivory|
|Two Pink Roses|
|1922 Sept. 16 - 23||BCSFA 14th Annual Exhibition||Snowdrops|
|1923 May 12 - 19||BCSFA 15th Annual Exhibition||Violets|
|A Stormy Day|
|1924 May 3 - 17||BCSFA 16th Annual Exhibition||Breath of Spring|
|1925 May 9 - 16||BCSFA 17th Annual Exhibition||"Michaelmas Daisies"|
|1926 May 8 - 15||BCSFA 18th Annual Exhibition||Nasturtiums|
|Flowers and Still Life|
|1932 May - July||VAG All Canadian Exhibition||Spring|
B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE death (no certificate) (refer to BCVS)
"At their new quarters in the Victoria block, the Vancouver Sketch Club
had an interesting exhibition on Saturday afternoon. Among the exhibitors were ... Miss Wrigley ..."
"Many Visitors At Sketch Club"
Vancouver Daily World, December 3 1917
"Under the professional classification, Miss Edith Wrigley won first prize for
any other subject in water colors and second prize for landscape in water colors."
From "Arts Clubs Active - Vancouver Sketch Club"
Western Woman's Weekly, September 18 1920
"Miss Edith Wrigley's still life study, "Roses and Old Ivory," was a beautiful piece
of work, both in color and technique."
From "Vancouver Sketch Club"
Western Woman's Weekly, October 9 1920