150 YEARS OF ART from the Union Club Collection

This is the final event in our year-long celebration of 150 years since the union of British Columbia with Canada. Drawn from the Club’s art collection, each of the 16 works has been selected to represent a decade in the 150 years since 1871.

150 YEARS OF ART: 1890-1900  Caen with Cathedral in Back Watercolour on paper, 1895 Sophie Pemberton Beanlands Deane-Drummond, RCA (1869-1959), attributed
Collection of The Union Club of British Columbia 2019.10.01


Victoria artists usually arrived as professionals having trained in Europe. Locals, such as Emily Carr and Sophie Pemberton studied abroad: Carr in San Francisco and Paris; Pemberton in London and Paris where she exhibited at both the Royal Academy and the Paris Salon.

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