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Greg Curnoe fonds

  • LA.SC066
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1996

Fonds consists of the personal and professional records of Greg Curnoe. It includes such textual documentation as writing files; correspondence; project files including grant applications, records of the National Gallery retrospective exhibition, and Curnoe’s published writings; notebooks and journals kept by the artist, including his cycling journals; and a number of bookworks. Visual material includes numerous sketchbooks and works on paper as well as extensive photographic documentation of Curnoe’s studio, social and professional activities, exhibitions, family life, and art work. Also included are printing blocks and rubber stamps used in Curnoe’s art making. The fonds contains audio and audiovisual material which records important events and ideas in Curnoe’s life. The fonds includes two pop culture collections relating closely to Curnoe’s art practice: his collection of buttons and his collection of regional pop bottles. Titles not in brackets follow Curnoe’s original folder names. Fonds is comprised of the following series: 1. Writings files 2. Correspondence files 3. Organization and project files 4. Publications files 5. Research and subject files 6. National Gallery of Canada retrospective exhibition records 7. Deeds/Abstracts and Deeds/Nations files 8. Grant applications 9. Financial records 10. Inventories of art works 11. Publicity material 12. Cycling journals 13. Notebooks and diaries 14. Sketchbooks 15. Bookworks 16. Printing plates 17. Rubber stamps 18. Buttons collection 19. Pop bottle collection 20. Works on paper 21. Ephemera / found objects 22. Photographs 23. Audio cassettes 24. Video recordings 25. Clothing and personal effects 26. Sheila Curnoe’s files 27. Published material

Curnoe, Greg

Writings files

Series consists of essays, prose, poetry and journal writings by Greg Curnoe, including material in manuscript and typescript form. Series also contains a folder of material found on Curnoe’s work table after his death. Filed chronologically by the artist, with occasional exceptions.

Curnoe, Greg

Inventories of art works

Series consists of a file card inventory of Greg Curnoe’s art works in four sequences, each in a plastic box: Studio (yellow box); Consignment (white box); [unlabelled] (grey box); and [unlabelled, featuring rubber-stamped stars in upper right corners of cards] (blue box). Art works date from 1953 to 1978 (predominant 1960-1977). Series also contains a list of Curnoe’s paintings with owners and prices paid.

Curnoe, Greg

Publicity material

Series consists of posters, invitations, and gallery publications relating to solo and group exhibitions as well as to lectures, symposia and courses involving participation by Curnoe. Series also includes press clippings collected by Curnoe relating to his career.

Curnoe, Greg

Cycling journals

Series consists of journals in which Greg Curnoe recorded data about his cycling training.

Curnoe, Greg

Notebooks and diaries

Series consists of notebooks and diaries in which Greg Curnoe recorded visual and verbal observations and poetry and prose writings from his art college years to his later professional life.

Curnoe, Greg


Series consists of sketchbooks in which Greg Curnoe recorded visual and verbal observations from his art college years to his later professional life.

Curnoe, Greg


Series consists of bookworks by Greg Curnoe, most printed with the rubber stamping technique. Two (“The Coke Book” and “Walks”) are handwritten.

Curnoe, Greg

Printing plates

Series consists of printing plates prepared by Greg Curnoe.

Curnoe, Greg

Rubber stamps

Series consists of rubber stamps hand made by Greg Curnoe for use in artwork. Series also includes Curnoe’s signature stamp.

Curnoe, Greg

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