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WEATHERBIE, Vera Olivia
WEATHERBIE, Vera Olivia
- Vancouver, British Columbia, 1909
- Vancouver, British Columbia, 1977
- Biography synopsis
- Vera Weatherbie studied at the Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts (VSDAA) from 1925 to 1929. During her studies, she won a number of awards, including the Vancouver Exhibition Association Scholarship in Drawing & Painting for 1927/28 and 1928/29 and the Fyfe-Smith Travelling Scholarship, 1929/30. She attended the Royal Academy in London. England. Later in 1934, she won the Beatrice Stone Medal in Painting for "My-E-En". Vera Weatherbie taught drawing, composition and painting at the British Columbia College of Art, a school that was founded in Vancouver by Frederick Varley and Jock Macdonald in 1933; it closed in 1935. Her work was shown through the early 1950s in Vancouver, Seattle and at national exhibitions. She was included in the "Vancouver School of Art: The Early Years, 1925-1939" exhibition in 1980 and "My-E-En "was shown at "Vancouver Art & Artists, 1931-1983" in 1983. In 1984/85, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria included "Portrait of Molly" in "British Columbia Women Artists, 1885-1985".
- Media used
- Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts (VSDAA), 1925 - 1929 (under Frederick Varley)
- Royal Academy, London, 1930 - ?
- File & Archive locations
- Vancouver Art Gallery, BC - Library
- University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library
- National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
- Montreal Museum of Fine Arts / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, QC
- Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
- Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, ON
- Amos, Robert. "A Rare and Joyous Artist." Times-Colonist (Victoria) 21 Jan. 2001: B13.
- Appleton, Marion Brymner, ed. Who's Who in Northwest Art: A Directory of Persons in the Pacific Northwest Working in the Media of Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Arts, and Handicrafts. Seattle: Frank McCaffrey, 1941.
- Armour, Moira & Patricia Anne Staton. Canadian Women in History: A Chronology. Toronto, Ontario: Green Dragon Press, 1990.
- Arts Magazine. "?" Arts Magazine 10 (1935-36).
- Dakers, Diane. "How Three Women Shaded B.C. Art History." Times-Colonist (Victoria) 12 Apr. 1997: 1.
- Francis, Daniel. Encyclopedia of British Columbia. Madeira Park: Harbour Publishing, 2000.
- Lindberg, E. Theodore et al. Vancouver School of Art: The Early Years, 1925-1939. Vancouver: Emily Carr College of Art and Design, 1980.
- MacDonald, Colin S.. The Dictionary of Canadian Artists. (Volumes 1-8 by Colin S. MacDonald, and volume 9 by Anne Newlands and Judith Parker) Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 2009
- Milroy, Sarah. "Varley in Paradise." Canadian Art 17. 1 (2000): 76-81.
- Pogue, Liz. "Fascinating Story..." Times-Colonist (Victoria) 29 Mar. 1997: 1.
- Richardson, Letia et al. First Class: Four Graduates from the Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts, 1929: Lilias Farley, Irene Hoffar Reid, Beatrice Lennie, Vera Weatherbie. Vancouver: Floating Curatorial Gallery, Women in Focus, 1987.
- Robertson, Ian S. "Vera: A Masterpiece of Canadian Art." Canadian Stamp News 29.2 (2004): 20.
- Sharylen, Maria. Artists of the Pacific Northwest: A Biographical Dictionary, 1600-1970. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 1993.
- Tuele, Nicholas. British Columbia Women Artists 1885-1985: An Exhibition. Victoria: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1985.
- Vancouver Art Gallery. Vancouver, Art and Artists, 1931-1983. Vancouver, British Columbia: Vancouvery Art Gallery, 1983.