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Arthur Lismer and Marjorie Lismer Bridges fonds
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Gallery exhibitions lists

File contains lists of paintings in exhibitions of Arthur Lismer’s work at commercial galleries between 1935 and 1958 including J. Merritt Malloney (Toronto), W. Scott (Montreal), T. Eaton Co. Fine Arts (Toronto), Les Amis de l’Art (Montreal), and others. Some leaves have pen or pencil sketches on verso.

Art education booklets

File contains art education booklets from Arthur Lismer's collection entitled Drawing (Toronto : Ontario Dept. of Education, 1927) (Art bulletin ; no 2), and Art Education (London : His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1946) (Ministry of Education pamphlet ; no. 6).

Marius Barbeau offprints

File contains offprints of articles by Canadian ethnographer and folklorist Marius Barbeau (1883-1969) from The Scientific Monthly (1942), The Geographical Review (1945) and other periodicals, with autograph dedications to Arthur Lismer.

Printed and other miscellanea

Series comprises some of Arthur Lismer’s collection of materials on teaching art to children; memorabilia from his membership in the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto including some pen sketches; offprints of articles by his friend Marius Barbeau; a published book in which Lismer drew sketches; and a commonplace book once apparently belonging to Canadian artist Charles MacDonald Manly.

Lismer, Arthur, 1885-1969

Tom Thomson clippings

File contains a notice of the 1926 unveiling of Tom Thomson's painting The Drive at the Ontario Agricultural College (Guelph, Ont.), at which Arthur Lismer was principal speaker; an annotated picture postcard entitled "The Old School House Leith, Ontario," where Thomson went to school; clippings (1946-1956) from Canadian serials about Tom Thomson; a notice of an exhibition (1969) of Thomson paintings at the Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery (Owen Sound, Ont.). The file also includes a photocopy of a letter to Marjorie Lismer Bridges (1973) about a photo of her father with Tom Thomson; and a photocopy of an article in The Studio (1919) about Thomson, both probably made in the 1970s.

Tom Thomson photographs

File contains a studio portrait ([1907]) of Tom Thomson; a photo (dated 1914) of Thomson with Lismer in a canoe (4 copies, one a detail); four photos (dated 1923) of lakes in Algonquin Park, Ont.; photos of the Tom Thomson Memorial Cairn (Canoe Lake, Ont.); and other photos. Most are annotated on verso.

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