Many of the paintings here are in private collections, in Canada, the United States, and Europe.
Some are available in print form (see Paintings for Sale and Print Sales in the list on the left.)
The copyright to all is held by Jack Darcus.
Since graduating from the University of B.C. in 1963 Jack Darcus has divided his artistic career between painting and film-making. He has painted and exhibited in Vancouver, Eastern Canada, England, and France. His works are represented in many collections in Canada, the United States, China, and Europe. He has also written, directed, and produced eight feature films that have been invited to, and screened, at international festivals, including Edinburgh, Cannes, Moscow, Hong Kong, and Sundance, as well as the Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver Festivals in Canada. His films have been seen for many years on Canadian television.
In his paintings he has worked principally in egg tempera, the medium he loves best. He began working in tempera after an exhibition of figures, in oils, in London, England in 1976. Please see the statement on egg tempera as a medium in the list to the left.
As will be seen in the following career summary, Jack Darcus has been painting and exhibiting work since 1964. This website begins arbitrarily with works in 1990. Selections from earlier work will be added at a later date.
Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of B.C., majors in Art History and Philosophy. Graduated in 1963.
Painting Exhibitions (Since l964):
(All shows are solo exhibitions unless otherwise noted)
1963 Arts Club of Vancouver
1964 Young Contemporaries, London, Ontario (Juried Group Show)
1964 Canvas Shack Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1965 Bau Xi Gallery Vancouver, B.C. (Group Show, Circumference)
and Bau Xi Gallery (Solo exhibition)
1966 Bau Xi Gallery
1967 Douglas Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1974 Victoria Art Gallery (Juried Group Show), Victoria, B.C.
1975 Burnaby Art Gallery (solo exhibition which toured
B.C., Penticton, Kelowna, Prince George, and Whitehorse in the
1976 Bau Xi Gallery, Victoria B.C.
1976 University of B.C. Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1976 Upper Street Gallery, London, England
1978 Centre Culturel Columbien, Vancouver, B.C.
1980 Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Lobby Show, Vancouver, B.C.
1981 Keenleyside Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1987 St. Francis in the Wood, Church Hall, West Vancouver, B.C.
1988 Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey B.C.
1992 Deuxieme Salon International Oeuvres Support Papier, Nantes, France
(Juried Group Show)
1993 Group Show, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1994 Solo Exhibition, Recent Paintings, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1995 Diane Farris Gallery
1998 - 2001 Heffel Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. (works on continual exhibition)
2002, and to date, continuing studio and gallery exhibition on Granville Island, Vancouver's home to artists and artisans. Granville Island is a popular tourist destination displaying works by artists, artisans and craftsmen. It attracts 10 million visitors yearly.
2005 Solo exhibition, Omega Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2005- 2007 Works on continual exhibition, Winsor Gallery
2008 Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. Feature of New Works, July
2009 Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. Feature of New Works, July
2010 - 2011 Continued representation by Winsor Gallery
Works on continuing exhibition with Heyden Beck Gallery, Whistler, B.C.
2012 Works represented by Granville Fine Art (email@example.com) Vancouver B.C.
The Granville Island studio address is:
Jack Darcus Studio and Gallery,
1290 Cartwright Street,
Granville Island, Vancouver, B.C. V6H 3R8
(see contact information)
Since 1994 Darcus has donated works to raise money for children’s art programs in yearly auctions at Arts Umbrella, Vancouver, Canada.