Jack Shadbolt

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Jack Leonard Shadbolt
Born (1909-02-04)February 4, 1909
Shoeburyness, England
Died November 22, 1998(1998-11-22) (aged 89)
Burnaby, British Columbia
Nationality Canadian
Education Frederick Varley at the Vancouver School of Art
Known for painting

Jack Leonard Shadbolt, OC OBC (February 4, 1909 – November 22, 1998) was a Canadian painter.

Early life[edit]

Born in Shoeburyness, England, Shadbolt came to Canada with his parents in 1912. He was raised in Victoria, British Columbia.[1]

From 1928 to 1937, he taught in high schools in Duncan, British Columbia and Vancouver, British Columbia.[2]

He was married to Doris Shadbolt.

Starting in 1938, he taught and studied with Frederick Varley at the Vancouver School of Art.[2]

War artist[edit]

During World War II, Shadbolt was an official War artist in the Canadian Army.[2]

Later years[edit]

After the war, Shadbolt returned to his faculty position at the Vancouver School of Art (VSA). When he retired in 1966, he had become the head of painting and drawing section. He devoted more time to painting.[3]

In 1987, Shadbolt and his wife founded the Vancouver Institute for the Visual Arts, a charitable foundation to provide grants to individuals in support of their artistic endeavours. The foundation was later re-named The Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation for the Visual Arts.[4]

Recognition[edit]

In 1956, works by Shadbolt along with those of Louis Archambault and Harold Town represented Canada at the Venice Biennale.[5]

In 1972, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 1990, he was awarded the Order of British Columbia. Throughout his life, Shadbolt continued to advance the boundaries of his art.[3]

On 24 August 2001 Canada Post issued 'The Space Between Columns #21 (Italian), 1965, Jack Shadbolt' in the Masterpieces of Canadian art series. The stamp was designed by Pierre-Yves Pelletier based on an oil painting "'The Space Between Columns #21 (1965) by Jack Shadbolt. The $1.05 stamps are perforated 13 X 13.5 and were printed by Ashton-Potter Limited.[6]

Selected works[edit]

  • 1968 — In Search of Form
  • 1970 — Miracle Of Birds
  • 1970 — Man Of Symbol
  • 1970 — Night Fears
  • 1971 — Adjustable Venus
  • 1971-1972 — To Old Gardens
  • 1972 — Guardian
  • 1972 — Little Wolf
  • 1972 — Little Bride
  • 1972 — Daughter Of Chiefs
  • 1972 — Ritual Of The Arrow
  • 1972 — World Behind
  • 1972 — Place
  • 1973 — Mind's I
  • 1973 — The Way In
  • 1973 — Lost World
  • 1974 — Mystery Of Flower
  • 1974 — Bride
  • 1974 — Galaxy
  • 1974 — Sinbad's Voyages
  • 1974 — Transformations No. 3
  • 1976 — Variation On A Kwakiutl Ghost Mask
  • 1976 — India Suite
  • 1976 — Transformations No. 5
  • 1976-1977 — Lodi Gardens
  • 1976-1977 — Morning East
  • 1977 — Trees And Rock
  • 1977 — Erotic Landscape
  • 1977 — Dark Landscape
  • 1977 — Classic Landscape
  • 1977 — Mountain Summer (End Flight)
  • 1977 — For Vladimir
  • 1977 — Sea Edge Nocturne
  • 1977 — High Country Event
  • 1977 — High Range Country
  • 1977 — Event On The Rocks
  • 1981 — Act of Art

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Reid, Dennis R. (1988). A Concise History of Canadian Painting, p. 285.
  2. ^ a b c Swinton, George. "Jack Leonard Shadbolt," The Canadian Encyclopedia
  3. ^ a b Reid, p. 365.
  4. ^ "Jack Shadbolt". National Gallery of Canada. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Past Canadian Exhibitions". National Gallery of Canada at the Venice Biennale. National Gallery of Canada. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Canada Post stamp

References[edit]

  • Lindberg, Ted. Jack Shadbolt : Seven Years. Vancouver Art Gallery, 1978.

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