Thomas W. Fripp (1864 – 1934)

Mt. Stephan, B.C.

Mt. Stephan, B.C.

Gift of Rod Green, Calgary, 2021

The Thomas Fripp watercolour, Mt. Stephen, BC, was purchased at auction and donated by Whyte Museum Board Member Rod Green. A third generation watercolourist, Fripp spent much of his career in Vancouver. Among his many accomplishments and involvements, Fripp along with Emily Carr and others, established the British Columbia Society of Fine Arts in 1909, becoming the first chartered art society in the province. Fripp’s watercolour demonstrates his mastery in the handling of this very difficult artistic medium.