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WOODWARD, Gladys (Gwaldys)

Gloucester, England, 1885
Victoria, B.C., 1978
Biography synopsis
Although it is not known when she moved to Victoria, Gladys Woodward offered watercolour classes in the Victoria Times Colonist in 1928. A landscape painter, Woodward was an active member of the Island Arts and Crafts Society, participating in group exhibitions between 1932 and 1943. She was one of a number of signatories to boycott the National Gallery of Canada in 1932 because of existing exhibition and purchase policies related to Canadian artists. Woodward also exhibited at the Vancouver Art Gallery in most years between 1932 and 1943. Her works are held at the Royal BC Museum.
Media used
Island Arts and Crafts Society
Victoria Sketch Club
File & Archive locations
British Columbia Archives
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC

Writings about
"Rebels and Realists: 100 Years of the Victoria Sketch Club Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria, 2009
"Canadian Artists Unite to Boycott National Gallery." Montreal Gazette 8 Dec. 1932
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
Lover, John Gordon. The Victoria Sketch Club: A Centennial Celebration, 1909-2009 Victoria, B.C.: Victoria Sketch Club, 2008
Tuele, Nicholas, and Christina Johnson-Dean. British Columbia Women Artists, 1885-1985 Victoria: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1985

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