1904 - 1987
graphite on paper
signed and on verso titled on a label
16 x 12 in, 40.6 x 30.5 cm
Estimate: $600 - $800
Sold for: $375
Collection of the Artist
By descent to the present Private Collection, British Columbia
Theodore Lindberge, Vancouver School of Art: The Early Years, 1925 - 1939, The Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver, 1980, unpaginated, reproduced
Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto
Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver School of Art: The Early Years, 1925 - 1939, September 15 - October 15, 1980
British Columbia’s first professional woman sculptor, Beatrice Lennie was part of the first graduating class of the Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Art in 1929. When Frederick Varley and Jock Macdonald started the BC College of Fine Arts in 1933, she was hired to lead the sculpture department. She studied further under Charles Marega (known for sculpting the Lions of the Lions Gate Bridge in Stanley Park), as well as Diego Rivera. After the closure of the BC College of Fine Art, she opened the Beatrice Lennie School of Sculpture in 1936 at 13th and Granville in Vancouver. After a few years she closed the school and began teaching at Crofton House School at 41st and Blenheim. Solo exhibitions of her work were held at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1948 and posthumously in 1997.
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