People / Joseph Kyle

Artist, educator. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on February 24, 1923, Joseph Kyle moved to Saskatchewan in 1930, relocating to Vancouver a decade later. He studied music composition at McGill University in the mid-1940s, eventually returning to Vancouver to work as a producer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In addition, Kyle was on the board of the Intermedia Society and manager of its facility. After moving to Victoria in 1973, he founded the Victoria College of Art. While acting as its principal, Kyle maintained his abstract painting practice, though public exhibitions of his work were infrequent. Kyle passed away in 2005.

  1. 02. Intermedia protest bus
    Michael de Courcy, Joseph Kyle, Gary Lee-Nova, and Dennis Vance (Photograph)