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Manitoba Photographers: George Albert Meeres (1878-1972)

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George Albert Meeres
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Born at Grimsby, England on 19 January 1878, he came to Canada in 1906 and, as of 1910, he was a partner with Arthur John Lawrence in the L & M Photo Studio purchased from James H. Fenton. Most of their work was done in the Birtle and Russell areas, with some photographs taken at Binscarth and Rivers. While living in Russell, he was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church and sang in its choir.

The partnership was dissolved in 1917. He carried on alone until 1924 when he moved to Nelson, British Columbia and operated an art gallery. He moved to Mara in 1936 and Vernon in 1939. He operated the Meeres Photographic & Art Studio until retirement in 1968. In addition to doing photography, he was a painter in water colour and drew in pen and ink.

He died unmarried at Vernon, British Columbia on 1 February 1972 and was buried there. A collection of his photographs is held at the University of British Columbia Library Okanagan Special Collections.

Sources:

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

George Meeres Collection, RBSC / OSC Archives.

George Albert Meeres, Art & Artists in Exhibition: Vancouver, 1890-1950.

George Albert Meeres fonds, MemoryBC.

This page was prepared by Andrew Cunningham, Rob McInnes, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 September 2020

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