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Evelyn McBryan

Evelyn McBryan

Evelyn (Evy) McBryan was born in England in 1911 and came to Alberta with her family in 1918. Before attending the Vancouver School of Art in 1936, she studied art from Euphemia (Betty) McNaught. She subsequently took short courses at the University of Alberta and was influenced by instructors Doug Barry, H.G. Glyde, and J.B. Taylor.

Temporary Bridge over the Sickanee River (1943) In 1942, McBryan and McNaught were commissioned by then-Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King to document, in paintings, the construction of the Alaska Highway.

McBryan worked tirelessly to make the arts a reality in the Peace Region of Alberta. In 1960, she served on the provincial Board of Culture and the Visual Arts Board. In 1964, she became the Arts and Crafts Coordinator for the City of Grande Prairie, a position she held for ten years. In 1973, she was appointed to the Alberta Art Foundation Board, where she established a school exhibition program and was responsible for organizing the Peace Region Arts Council. For her contributions to the province of Alberta, Mrs. McBryan, in 1976, received the prestigious Alberta Achievement Award.

Evelyn McBryan Painting Gallery
American Ferry, Taylor Flats, B.C. (1942) Suspension Bridge over the Peace River at Taylor, (1943) US Army Camp (Sept.), Charlie Lake, British Columbia (1942) Temporary Bridge over the Sickanee River (1950)
1st Contingent, US Army, Dawson Creek, B.C. (1942) Fort Alcan, Fort St. John, (1942) Mile 121, GM Detatch. US Army on Alaska Highway (1942) PRA Camp 5, Mile 100, Alaska Highway (1942)
Quarter Master Corp. Camp 1, Dawson Creek, (1943) Dawson Creek,USA Army Camp Dawson Creek 1943 Explosion Temporary Bridge, Sickanee River (1943)
P.R.A. Camp 5, Mile 100, Alaska Highway (1942) Installation, Art Gallery of Alberta Installation, Art Gallery of Alberta

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