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VANCOUVER ART GALLERY
The Vancouver Art Gallery also continued to increase its important holdings of historical
and contemporary photography. The Jean MacMillan Southam Art Acquisition Endowment
Fund made the purchase of ten photographs by local historical photographer John Vanderpant
possible. The Gallery’s photography collection was significantly enhanced by donations from
Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft, whose gifts included iconic works by Robert Frank and Roman
Vishniac. Other donations included Aaron Milrad’s contribution of twelve photographs from
Larry Fink’s
The Oscar Photographs
, Dr. Paul Marks’ gift of two self-portraits by John Coplans,
Vanessa Sorenson’s donation of a photographic installation by Evan Lee, Bill Jeffries’ contri-
bution of five historical and contemporary works, and Ann and Marshall Webb’s donation of
two early works by Stan Douglas.
Other donations of work by British Columbia artists included four paintings by Lionel
Thomas and two early works by Ian Wallace from CAUSA (Collective for Advanced and United
Studies in the Visual Arts), five works by Jack Shadbolt from Carole Jutte, and a stonecut print
by Lucy Quinnuayuak from Margaret Prang. Letia M. Richardon gifted an Irene Hoffar Reid
painting and a sculpture, drawing and painting by Gathie Falk.
The Gallery’s collection of historical works expanded through anonymous gifts of paintings
by Cornelius Krieghoff and Robert Pilot. The Anne Eliza Winn Trust, established in 2009 and
dedicated to the purchase of works by the original members of the Group of Seven, funded the
acquisition of
Sketch Painted in Santa Fe, New Mexico
by Lawren Harris. The work is the primary
study for Harris’s
Composition No.1
, a part of the Gallery’s collection. Through the generosity
of the Audain Foundation,
Fire Ranger’s Look-out
by Frederick Horsman Varley was purchased;
Varley painted the work on Vancouver’s North Shore during his time in British Columbia.
The Vancouver Art Gallery extends its sincere appreciation to all donors for their tremendous
support in furthering the growth of the Gallery’s important permanent collection.