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Inside Chinatown: Paintings by Robert Amos

Robert Amos, Chinatown
Robert Amos, Chinatown

October 28, 2009 – January 17, 2010

Legacy Small Gallery

The Legacy Art Gallery and Café presents Inside Chinatown: Paintings by Robert Amos. The exhibition showcases 20 original paintings of the fascinating interiors of Victoria’s Chinatown.

Victoria’s Chinatown is Canada’s oldest Chinese neighbourhood, second only to San Francisco in North America, and has a lineage unbroken since 1858. Original artwork from Robert Amos will take you behind the doors of the 29 private clubs that make up the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association. You’ll see the gilded altars, antique art and ornate furniture that grace these meeting halls.

Amos’ new book Inside Chinatown (co-authored by Kileasa Wong, TouchWood Editions) will be available for sale at the Legacy’s gift shop.

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Architectural Renderings in the Beaux Arts Style

February 17 – March 23, 1998

McPherson Library Gallery

This was the first ever exhibition of architectural renderings by Maurice A. German. It was a “treasure of draughtsmanship.” The works, which include renderings of Michelangelo’s marble sculptures and studies of Victoria’s Legislative Buildings, were done with Chinese ink and water

About the Artist: Maurice A. German was born in 1905 in Gosport, England and passedin 1995. He was a perfectionist draughtsman and did not consider himself an artist. German drew copies of 19th century French architecture with particular attention to the laws of perspective.