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BELL, Dorothy G. (Gladys)

, 1893
Vancouver, BC, 1954
Biography synopsis
Dorothy Gladys Bell was born in 1893, whereabouts unknown. She attended the Vancouver School of Art, graduating in 1939. Her paintings were often landscapes which one reviewer described as "realism ... beyond stark statement of facts, and her vision and personality [are] clearly evident." Bell married Dr. Fred C. Bell and moved to Gleneagles, which subject then occupied her work. At the time of her death in July 1954 a show of her work was hanging in Midge Robertson's Gleneagle Studio Shop.
Vancouver School of Art, ? - 1939
British Columbia Society of Artists
File & Archive locations
University of British Columbia - Fine Arts Library
Vancouver Art Gallery, BC - Library
Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
University of British Columbia - Rare Books and Special Collections
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, ON
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC

Writings about
Palette. "In the Realm of Art: Imagination, Nature Combined in Show." Vancouver Province 14 Aug. 1954.
Vancouver Art Gallery. Paintings by Dorothy Bell: Vancouver Art Gallery, Nov. 23 - Dec. 12, 1954. Vancouver: 1954.
West Vancouver News. "Fine Watercolorist Revealed in First One Man Show Here." West Vancouver News 9 Jul. 1954.

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