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Robert Markle fonds Series
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Sketchbooks

Series consists of 7 sketchbooks containing pen, pencil, charcoal and ink drawings by Robert Markle. 5 of these have been numbered by Marlene Markle, who provided dates and contextual information for these items. Sketchbook #1 also contains work by Graham Coughtry and Gordon Rayner.

Markle, Robert, 1936-1990

Posters and reproductions

Series consists of examples of poster art by Robert Markle, as well as other posters closely related to his career.

Markle, Robert, 1936-1990

Costume and textile items

Series consists primarily of items of clothing designed or decorated by Robert Markle. Includes a denim suit embroidered by Markle; 3 sports t-shirts and 2 baseball caps designed by the artist for the UIC Flyers; 1 t-shirt with painted design by Robert Markle; a baseball cap with “Red Man” tobacco logo; and a baseball cap with painted design of a nude woman. Series also includes a ripstop nylon banner designed by Robert Markle and sewn by Marlene Markle.

Markle, Robert, 1936-1990

Personal items

Series consists of personal items belonging to Robert Markle, including his artist’s palette; a card wallet; and two passports.

Markle, Robert, 1936-1990

Correspondence files

Series consists of Robert Markle’s “Letters” files of correspondence received, which were filed chronologically by Markle. Series also includes some correspondence files assembled by the archivist. File titles have been taken from Markle’s file labels, except for those in square brackets, which have been supplied by the archivist.

Markle, Robert, 1936-1990

Arts’ Sake files

Series consists of records relating to Robert Markle’s participation in the creation of and teaching at the independent visual arts school “Arts’ Sake” in Toronto. Records include notes on curriculum and on the concept of the school, and promotional material. Series also includes Markle’s notes on the New School of Art, ca. 1977.

Markle, Robert, 1936-1990

Published writings and illustrations

Series consists of copies of publications featuring writing or illustrations by Robert Markle, including magazines, literary journals, poetry collections and novels. Frequently-appearing periodical titles are Toronto Life, Macleans, Canadian Magazine, and Imperial Oil Review. Some press clippings of newspaper articles by Markle are also included, as is an exhibition notice designed by Markle for The Isaacs Gallery.

Markle, Robert, 1936-1990

Other published material

Series consists of books and exhibition invitations from Robert Markle’s collection which do not fall into other series. Series includes exhibition catalogues for Richard Gorman and John Meredith, books on beer and brewing, a booklet on education in Creemore (Ontario), Gordon Lightfoot’s autobiography, and a number of exhibition invitations for artists other than Robert Markle.

Markle, Robert, 1936-1990

Works on paper

Series consists of two-dimensional works on paper by Robert Markle, including drawings, paintings, prints, and cutouts. Series includes large-scale cartoons for whirligigs, small paper works (including cutouts), folder of sketches, and greeting cards designed by Markle.

Markle, Robert, 1936-1990

Works by other artists

Series consists of art items made by other artists for Robert Markle, or collected by Markle. Includes items by Graham Coughtry, Gordon Rayner, and Michael Snow.

Markle, Robert, 1936-1990

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