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Arthur Lismer and Marjorie Lismer Bridges fonds
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Writings

Series comprises manuscripts of a synopsis of a projected art textbook and notes and essays on art subjects by Arthur Lismer; with copies of other writings about art education.

Lismer, Arthur, 1885-1969

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 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.

Essays on art education

File contains a manuscript essay by Arthur Lismer entitled "The appreciation of pictures"; typescript or carbon copies of "Letters to African teachers of Bechuanaland," and "Suggestions for a proposed syllabus for the teaching of art in [South African] native schools"; and a mimeograph copy of five chapters of "The teaching of art in normal primary & secondary schools [in the Transvaal]."

Correspondence

Series comprises Arthur Lismer’s correspondence, chiefly between the 1920s to 1950s, with officials at the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa); the Children’s Art Centre at the Art Gallery of Toronto; Charles S. Band, president of the Art Gallery of Toronto; with miscellaneous active (unsent) and passive correspondence; and typed transcripts of some handwritten letters.

Lismer, Arthur, 1885-1969

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