John Kyle: Artist and Educator, 1871 to 1958

November 15 – December 16, 1985

Maltwood Art Gallery

This was a retrospective exhibition of John Kyle’s works. Art, design, education and history merge in the figure of John Kyle. Following formal training in Britain and France, he came to Vancouver in 1906. For the next 32 years, John Kyle administered B.C.’s art and technical curriculum, which he also brought within the reach of all British Columbians through night schools and correspondence courses.

This exhibition recognizes an artist who contributed a memorable chapter to the history of education in British Columbia. His paintings, drawings, decorative arts and documents were displayed, as well as the magic lantern Kyle used in his lectures. The exhibition was proposed and organized by UVic’s Geoffrey Hodder.