Art, Visual

ART, VISUAL in BC marks an immigrant history of people and ideas.

Early Painters

As settlers and visitors to a new land, artists have sought to accommodate a vast and diverse landscape, its gradual urbanization and a particular cultural given, the arts of its First Peoples (see ART, NORTHWEST COAST ABORIGINAL). First were the colonial documentarists, beginning with the meticulous sketches of John WEBBER, the artist on James COOK's expedition to NOOTKA SOUND in 1778. Webber's...

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