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In 1908 Maud first visited Savary Island, a place she would later illustrate in many watercolours and pen and ink drawings. In 1912 a painting of Maud and her father by MacAdam was exhibited in the B.C. Society of Fine Arts annual exhibition. In 1919 she began illustrating her father's nature stories published in School Days magazine. This was a small pamphlet published by the Vancouver School Board for use in elementary schools as a supplementary reader. Eventually Maud had over eighty of her pen and ink drawings published in the magazine, for a wide variety of topics.
An undated published poem by Maud is currently in the collection of the Savary Island Heritage Society. The poem, titled "Vacation, British Columbia" is clearly about Savary Island ("long white beaches"), but it is not known why she would not "be getting any vacation this year...". Another poem, handwritten, is an undated love poem attributed to Maud Sherman, kept in a folder with the Vacation poem. It is not known to have been published, although it is quite possible that it was.
The following information on exhibitions and biographical reference material on Maud Sherman has been compiled over a 12 year period, from a wide variety of sources. All of the artwork on this web page was donated to the author by the late Mrs. Joan Dendys, an old friend of the Sherman family, who acquired the artwork directly from Maud's niece June Sherman.
It is probable that Maud Sherman exhibited artwork in more exhibitions than are listed here, but all shows and artworks are listed for which information has been found. Interestingly, none of the named artworks have yet been located by the author. If you own a Maud Sherman artwork please get in touch.
|2009 Nov. 16 - 2010 Jan. 10||Watercolours and Drawings||Prittie Library, Burnaby|
|2005 March 21 - June 24||Places to Sketch (8 paintings)||Daily Grind Cafe, Vancouver|
|1920 September 18 - 25||BCSFA 12th Annual Exhibition||Port Alberni|
|Sunrise On Savary|
|1930 May 31 - June 14||BCSFA Spring Exhibition||The Witch Tree|
|The Eagle's Nest|
|1930 Nov. 27 - Dec. 7||PASOVAS Art Club Exhibition||Trout Pool, Phillips River|
|Mission Cliff Gardens, California|
|The Garden In Winter|
|Upcoast Fishing Stream|
|Dawn At Phillips River|
|Mouth of Phillips River|
|Suburbs In Winter|
|Sketch "Kitsilano Beach"|
|Sketch "Ambleside Slough"|
|Book Illustrations of Fish|
|Book Illustrations of Fish|
|Book Illustrations of Animals|
|1932 May - June||VAG All Canadian Exhibition||Dawn at Phillips River|
|1932 Oct. 5 - 30||VAG 1st Annual B.C. Artists||Turn of the Tide, Yuculta|
|The Pool, Phillips River|
|1933 Sept. 22 - Oct. 15||VAG 2nd Annual B.C. Artists||The House in the Valley|
|Wind Blown Firs|
|1933 Dec. 1 - 17||VAG B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition||(no information available)|
|1934 Sept. 21 - Oct. 14||VAG 3rd Annual B.C. Artists||Spring Song|
|1934 Nov. 2 - Nov. 18||PASOVAS Annual Exhibition||(watercolours, book illustrations)|
|1934 Dec. 4 - Dec. 16||VAG B.C. Artists Christmas Exhibition||Jim and Jane (#81)|
|Spring Song (#82)|
|1935 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13||B.C. Artists 4th Annual||Sunday Afternoon|
|Copper, Pewter and Cloisonne|
|Comox Street in Spring|
|Under the Vine Maples|
|1936 Feb. 21 - Mar. 5||PASOVAS Annual Exhibition||(no information available)|
|1936 Sept. 18 - Oct. 11||B.C. Artists 5th Annual||The Studio Window|
|Under the Maples|
|1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9||B.C. Artists 7th Annual||Jervis Inlet|
|1939 Sept. 15 - Oct. 8||B.C. Artists 8th Annual||Near Cultus Lake|
|The Golden Ears|
|Aduddal's, Texada Island|
|1940 Sept. 20 - Oct. 13||B.C. Artists 9th Annual||Spring in the Woods|
|1941 Sept. 26 - Oct. 19||B.C. Artists 10th Annual||Locarno|
|On the Island|
|1942 May 15 - 31||BCSFA 32nd Annual||Morning|
|1942 Sept. 25 - Oct. 18||B.C. Artists 11th Annual||High on a Windy Hill|
|1942 Nov. 3 - 15||FCA Red Cross Benefit||(no information available)|
|1943 May 15 - June 6||BCSFA 33rd Annual||Forest Moment|
|1943 Sept. 25 - Oct. 20||B.C. Artists 12th Annual||By the Creek|
|By the Silvery Sea|
|1944 May 13 - June 4||BCSFA 34th Annual||The Creekmouth, Gillies Bay|
|On Texado (sic)|
|The House by the Sea|
|The House in the Grove|
|1945 May 18 - June 10||BCSFA 35th Annual||The Veterans|
|1946 July 2 - 28||VAG Jubilee Exhibition||Sea Loot|
|1947||BCSFA 37th Annual||Golf at Savary|
|1950 April 25 - May 14||BCSA 40th Annual Exhibition||Spring in the Woods|
|Trees on Savary|
|1951 April 24 - May 13||BCSFA 41st Annual||Edge of the Cliffs|
|1954 May 25 - June 13||BCSFA 44th Annual||From Indian River|
|1956 Feb. 26 - March 18||BCSFA 46th Annual||Secret Lagoon|
|1957 March 5 - 24||BCSFA 47th Annual||Out Back|
|1958 Feb. 4 - 22||BCSFA 48th Annual||Channel Markers|
|1960 May 22 - June 12||BCSFA 50th Annual||South Shore, Savary|
|1961 May 10 - 28||BCSFA 51st Annual||Abandoned Farm|
"The Paint Box", Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts Annual, Spring 1928
MUSEUM AND ART NOTES, Vol. VI, No. 1
March 1931; 42 pages, illustrated black and white
Published by the Art, Historical and Scientific Association of Vancouver
Includes article by R.S. Sherman on Savary Island
Pen & ink illustration by Maud Rees Sherman on page 12.
Who's Who in Northwest Art edited by Marion Brymner Appleton
"A Directory of Persons in the Pacific Northwest Working in the Media
of Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Arts, and Handicrafts".
1941; published by Frank McCaffrey, Seattle Washington.
Lists Maud Sherman as Secretary of PASOVAS 1940, address 1492 Harwood Street.
Artists of the Pacific Northwest - A Biographical Dictionary, 1600s - 1970
1993, by Maria Sharylen, published by McFarland
ISBN 0-89950-797-2; includes extensive 10 page index of groups and venues
Listing for Maud Sherman taken from Who's Who in Northwest Art
VANCOUVER ARTIST: Maud Sherman
1999 January; by Michael Clark, Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design.
Visions newsletter, Volume 5 Issue 2, page 6.
One page biography with 3 illustrations of her work.
1998; Maria Tippet, McLelland and Stewart, ISBN 0-7710-8524-9
See references pages 164 and 165 (mis-attribution as man).
LOOKING FOR MAUD, by Gary Sim, Sim Publishing
Unpublished narrative biography of the artist
Approx. 200 pages, illustrated
MAGNETIC ISLE - Gladys Bloomfield's Savary
2005; ISBN 0-9739209-0-4; 146 pages, illustrated in black and white
Edited by Conde Landale; published by Savary Island Heritage Society
Includes references to R.S. Sherman, Maud Rees Sherman, Laurencia Herchmer.
"The poetic side of her subjects appeals very stongly to Miss Maud Sherman."
From "In the World of Art"
Western Woman's Weekly, June 5, 1920
"...and Miss Maud Sherman carried off first prize for landscape in water colors."
From "Artists and Their Doings"
Western Woman's Weekly, September 18, 1920
"Miss Maud Sherman had two water color landscapes, both of which were excellent
in colour and drawing."
From "Artists and Their Doings"
Western Woman's Weekly, October 9, 1920
"The party consisted of Mr. R. Sherman and Miss Sherman..."
From "Sketching Trip Enjoyed"
Western Woman's Weekly, July 29, 1922
"Many other well-known artists are represented, including ... Maud Sherman ... "
From "Bargains in Art" Vancouver Sun, December 1, 1933
"... while Maud Sherman is represented by small black and
white drawings of animals" ...
From "Pasovas Club Has Splendid Annual Show" Vancouver Province, November 6, 1934
"Margaret Williams, Maud
Shearman (sic), and Lilias Farley are well
represented in the show, the latter both in the fine art and handicrafts
sections. Apart from her original water colors, Miss
Shearman shows some of her animal book illustrations."
From "Pasovas Art Show" Vancouver Sun, November 6, 1934
"... Maud Sherman ... are all represented."
From "PASOVAS EXHIBIT - Pioneer Art Students' Show" by (unknown)
Daily Province, February 21 1936
" ... Among those contibuting paintings and drawings are: ... Maud Sherman ... "
From "Noted Artists Offer Paintings For Red Cross" Vancouver Daily Province (presumed), November 1942
" ... Gazing at J.W.G. Macdonald's painting ... are: ... Miss Maud Sherman ... "
from "For and about WOMEN" Vancouver Daily Province, April 22, 1950
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