THE LIFE AND ART OF ARTHUR PITTS

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THE LIFE AND ART OF
ARTHUR PITTS
Kerry Mason
Foreword by Daniel Francis | Unheralded Artists of BC #10

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Arthur Pitts (1889-–1972) was born in London, UK and came
to Canada in 1914. Severely wounded in WWI he was invalided
back to Sidney B.C. where he met his wife Peggy McKenzie. Pitts
attended Westminster School of Art in London in 1920 and the new
Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts in 1925, studying
under Fred Varley, Charles Scott and J.W.G. Macdonald. In the 1930s
he travelled over 4,000 miles sketching and painting, in watercolour,
First Nations people and ceremonies, producing an important
visual record of Coast Salish, Nuu-Chah-Nulth, Kwakwaka’wakw,
Haida, Tlingit and Ktunaxa in British Columbia and Alaska. He lived
in Saanichton for over 30 years. His work is in the Royal BC Museum
and the Glenbow Museum.
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“The remarkable life and work of Arthur Pitts will be welcomed by the
WSÁNEC ́ (Saanich) people, and by many others in British Columbia
and the Pacific Northwest, including cultural historians, art historians,
and ethnographers.” —Richard Mackie

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