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Arthur Lismer and Marjorie Lismer Bridges fonds
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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).

Arthur Lismer and Marjorie Lismer Bridges fonds

  • LA.SC021
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1986

The fonds consists of exhibition lists; manuscripts of articles, lectures, radio broadcasts, and a book; correspondence; art education pamphlets; materials related to a National Film Board production about the artist; papers about other artists; memorabilia from the Arts and Letters Club, Toronto; photographs and papers relating to Tom Thomson; and a source book on Arthur Lismer prepared by Marjorie Lismer Bridges.

Lismer, Arthur

"Canadian painting of today"

File contains galley sheets for an article by Lismer entitled “Canadian painting of today” dated 1929. The file also includes photocopies (probably made in the 1970s or ‘80s) of typed transcripts of Lismer’s lectures and articles chiefly from the 1920s and ‘30s.

Charles S. Band correspondence

File contains correspondence to Lismer in South Africa, New York and Montreal from then-president of the Art Gallery of Toronto Charles Shaw Band in Toronto, between 1936 and 1949, commenting on events and committee affairs at the Gallery. The file also includes correspondence (1949–1950) from Harry Southam regarding Lismer’s canvas Sombre Isle.

Band, Charles Shaw

Children’s Art Centre correspondence

File contains manuscript correspondence from Lismer to the staff of the Children’s Art Centre at the Art Gallery of Toronto discussing his sentiments about art education; letters were written from Columbia University in New York (1938–1939), and afterwards from Ottawa. Includes typed transcripts.

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