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CREASE, Barbara

Antron, Cornwall, England, 1857
Victoria, British Columbia, 1883
Biography synopsis
An amateur painter like her mother and sisters, Barbara Crease produced watercolour landscapes of Alert Bay, British Columbia, and other views along the coast. She arrived in Victoria in 1860 and moved with her family to New Westminster in 1862 when her father became attorney-general of the colony. Six years later, they returned to Victoria and settled into their family home, Pentrelew.
Media used
File & Archive locations
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
British Columbia Archives
University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library

Writings about
Gilmore, Bernice C. Artists Overland: A Visual Record of British Columbia 1793-1886. Burnaby: Burnaby Art Gallery, 1980.
Harper, J. Russell. Early Painters and Engravers in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1970.
Johnson-Dean, Christina B. The Crease Family and the Arts in Victoria, British Columbia. Ottawa: National Library of Canada, 1983.
McKendry, Blake. Dictionary of Folk Artists in Canada: From the 17th Century to the Present. Elginburg: Blake McKendry, 1988.
Petteys, Chris, et al. Dictionary of Women Artists: An International Dictionary of Women Artists Born Before 1900. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1985.
Powell, Barbara. "The diaries of the Crease women" BC Studies Nos. 105/106 (1995): 44-58.

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