Jack Shadbolt Jack Shadbolt has long been recognized as an artist of international stature.  Shadbolt is a respected and loved artist, teacher and benefactor who made an outstanding contribution to the arts in Canada and particularly in British Columbia.   He was born in England in 1909 and came to Canada with his parents in 1912.

Jack Shadbolt is also honoured for his contributions as a teacher.  From 1928 to 1937, he taught in high schools in Duncan and Vancouver, B.C. while attending night classes under Frederick Varley at the Vancouver School of Art (V.S.A.).   In 1938, he began teaching at the V.S.A. and was the Head of Painting and Drawing until 1966.  He was a profound influence on his pupils at the V.S.A  where he was known as a spell-binding lecturer and inspiring teacher. During this time he also spent two years as an official War Artist in the Canadian Army, and a year in study at the Art Student’s League in New York.  (Read More)

Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
In 1956, works by Shadbolt along with those of Louis Archambault and Harold Town represented Canada at the Venice Biennale.

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