Biography of UNITY BAINBRIDGE
BAINBRIDGE, Unity OBC, VSA (1916-): An amateur ethnologist and painter, Bainbridge studied at the Vancouver School of Art and graduated in 1936. During the 1930s she travelled alone through the interior of British Columbia, up and down the coast and across to Vancouver Island for the sole purpose of painting the native peoples in their own environment. Her subjects include squatters' shacks, Japanese and native villages, and portraits. She published two books: The Lullaby of Lillooet and Songs of Seton. An art teacher and author, Bainbridge received the Order of British Columbia in 1993 and a Queen's Jubilee medal. She lives in West Vancouver, British Columbia.
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