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Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, 1898
Victoria, British Columbia, 1992
Biography synopsis
Sybil Andrews Morgan was best known for her work as a printmaker. Her introduction to art took place in the form of a correspondence course with John Hassall while she was working in Bristol as an oxyacetylene welder during the First World War. She studied with Henry G. Massey at Heatherley School of Fine Art, London, and in 1922 and with Claude Flight at the Grosvenor School of Fine Art, London. By the 1930s she enjoyed an international reputation for her modernist colour linocuts focusing on images of people at work and on sporting events. Between 1929 and 1937 she produced a series of posters (in collaboration with Cyril Power) under the pseudonym "Andrew Power." She married Walter Morgan in 1943 and in 1947 the couple immigrated to Campbell River, British Columbia, where Andrews taught art classes and wrote a book, "Artists' Kitchen." In 1991, Andrews donated 575 works of art, including oils, watercolours, drawings, woodcuts, and drypoints, to the Glenbow Museum. Andrews' work has been exhibited in China, South Africa, Australia, Canada and the United States and is owned by the Glenbow Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and by other collections in Leeds, Dublin, Los Angeles, Australia, etc.
Media used
Heatherley Art School, London, 1922 (under Henry G. Massey)
Grosvenor School of Fine Art, London (under Claude Flight)
File & Archive locations
Hamilton Public Library, ON - Local History and Archives Department
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, QC - Media Centre
University of Calgary Library, AB
University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library
Vancouver Art Gallery, BC - Library
Winnipeg Art Gallery, MA - Clara Lander Library
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives
Glenbow Archives, AB - Main Catalogue
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
Calgary Public Library, AB - Arts Department
Vancouver Public Library, BC - Fine Arts and History Department

Writings about
Modernist Canadian Prints. New York: Associated American Artists, 1986
"B.C. artist dead at 94." Vancouver Sun 22 Dec. 1992: C5
"Biographies, The Exhibition: Sybil Andrews." The Society of Canadian Painter-Etchers and Engravers in Retrospect. Hamilton: The Gallery, 1981: 73, 56
"Sybil Andrews At Vancouver." Arts West 7.2 (Feb. 1982)
"Sybil Andrews." Update 3.4 (Jul.-Aug. 1982): 6
"Sybil Andrews." Vanguard 11 (Dec.-Jan. 1982-1983): 27-28
"Sybil Andrews: A Printmaking Retrospective." Glenbow (Sept.-Oct. 1982): 4-5
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Printmaking in British Columbia, 1889-1983. Victoria: 1983
Baker, Kenneth. "Mary Ryan Gallery, New York exhibit." Art in America 72 (Sept. 1984): 220
Bjornson, Harrill. "Bare bones, well done." Vancouver Sun 1 Aug. 1992: D4
Canada House Cultural Centre. "Sybil Andrews." Canadian art in Britain: Contemporary Works from Collections in Britain London, England: Canadian High Commission, 1982
Coppel, Stephen. Linocuts of the Machine Age: Claude Flight and his Followers: A Catalogue Raisonné. Brookfield, Vermont: Scholar Press, 1995
Dempsey, Hugh A. Treasures of the Glenbow Museum. Calgary: Glenbow Museum, 1991
Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs. "Recent Acquisitions." Rhode Island School of Design Museum Notes 73 (Oct. 1986): 35-44
DeVooght Galleries. Sybil Andrews. Vancouver: 1978
Donaldson, Sue and Gord James Burnaby. Finding the Curve: Sybil Andrews in Campbell River. Burnaby: Burnaby Art Gallery, 1995
Donegan, Rosemary. Industrial Images. Hamilton: Art Gallery of Hamilton, 1987
Francis, Daniel. Encyclopedia of British Columbia. Madeira Park: Harbour Publishing, 2000
Gordon, Samuel. The Cutting Edge of Modernity: Linocuts of the Grosvenor School. Burlington, VT: Lund Humphries, 2002
International House of Prints. The Canadian Image: Original Prints by Canadian Artists. Clarkson: International House of Prints, 1965
Jenkins, Nicholas. "Mary Ryan Gallery, New York; exhibit." Art News 92 (Feb. 1993): 113
Johnson, Audrey. "100 Years of B.C. Women's Art on Display." Times-Colonist (Victoria) 8 Dec. 1984: C6
Laurence, Robin. "A Remembering: Sybil Andrews." Canadian Art 12. 2 (Summer 1995): 74-79
Laurence, Robin. "Andrews found inspiration in rough-hewn community." Vancouver Sun 4 Mar. 1995: D7
Leaper, Hana. Sybil Andrews Linocuts: a Complete Catalogue. Liverpool: University of Liverpool, 2015
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.
Malone, Judith. "Prints by Sybil Andrews Capture Motion." The Gallery 4. (Jun.-Jul. 1982): 1-2
Mary Ryan Gallery. Sybil Andrews: A Retrospective of Her Linoleum Block Prints From 1929 through 1979. New York: Mary Ryan Gallery, 1987
Moody, Tom. "Sybil Andrews: Mary Ryan Gallery, New York; exhibit" Artforum International vol. 34, May 1996: 106
Nicol, Janet. On the Curve: The Life and Art of Sybil Andrews. Halfmoon Bay, B.C.: Caitlin Press, 2019
Niwa, Kathleen. The Shapes and Rythms and Patterns of Things: The Linocuts of Sybil Andrews. Victoria: University of Victoria, 1987
Parkin, Michael.. Obituary: Sybil Andrews The Independent 28 December 1992
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/ obituary-sybil-andrews-1565650.html
Redfern Gallery. British Colour Linocuts of the 1920s & 1930s by Sybil Andrews, Claude Flight, Cyril E. Power and the Artists of the Grosvenor School of Modern Art. 1985
Scott, Andrew. "Sybil Andrews." Arts West 3.5 (Sept-Oct 1978): 20-24
The Masters Gallery. Sybil Andrews. Calgary: 1984
Thom, Ian M. Art BC : Masterworks from British Columbia Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 2000
Tippett, Maria. By a Lady. Toronto: Viking, 1992
Townsend-Gault, Charlotte. "Sybil Andrews, Glenbow Museum." Vanguard (Jan. 1983): 27-28
Tuele, Nicholas. The Art of Sybil Andrews. Victoria: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1991
Uglow, Jenny. Sybil and Cyril: Cutting Through Time London, England: Faber & Faber, 2022
Urbanelli, Lora S. Grosvenor School: British Linocuts Between the Wars. Providence: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1988
Westbridge, Anthony R. The Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction. Vancouver: Westbridge Publications, 2001
White, Peter. Sybil Andrews: Colour Linocuts - Linogravures en couleur. Calgary: Glenbow-Alberta Institute, 1982

Writings by
Andrews, Sybil. Artist's Kitchen. London: R.K. Hudson, 1985

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