Hand Crafted: Contemporary Decorative Arts in B.C., 1950 to 1970

Glazed Ceramic Chicken, Thomas Kakinuma, 1950s-1960s

Glazed Ceramic Chicken, Thomas Kakinuma, 1950s-1960s

June 16 – August 14, 1983

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Exhibition of regional arts, furniture, pottery and weaving by prominent artists including Mungo Martin, Wayne Ngan, Peter Cotton and Herbert Siebner.

The majority of art works featured in this exhibition are drawn from the Fitzgerald Collection, recently acquired by the Maltwood. Originally, this impressive collection of West Coast hand crafts was acquired during the 1950s and 60s by Bessie Fitzgerald, the former proprietor of the Quest chain of handicraft shops in Victoria, Vancouver, Banff, and Calgary. Fitzgerald was among the first to support and actively promote the decorative arts in Western Canada.

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