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Christiane and Michael Pflug fonds

  • LA.SC060
  • Fonds
  • 1930-2006

Fonds consists of records relating to the life and work of Christiane Pflug. Textual materials include the artist’s correspondence (including translations from German to English provided by Michael Pflug), records of exhibitions, and a manuscript relating to her childhood. Visual materials include extensive photographic documentation of the artist and her family and a postcard collection used for inspirational purposes. Also included are items depicted in her paintings. The fonds also contains records documenting Michael Pflug’s activities and his life and relationship with Christiane Pflug. It includes his correspondence, manuscripts of an unpublished autobiography, and records related to the management of Christiane Pflug’s art.

Pflug, Christiane

Workscene Gallery fonds

  • LA.SC057
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1996

Fonds documents Workscene Gallery as an artist collective, artist-run gallery and publisher in Toronto, including photographs, negatives, slides , photo albums, one poster, newspaper clippings, invitations, guest books, log books, exhibition catalogues, one video tape, address stamp and corporate seal.
Contains series:

  1. Members and associate members files
  2. Exhibition files
  3. Executive Committee files
  4. Financial records
  5. Publications
  6. Correspondence
  7. Administration files

Workscene Gallery

Gordon Conn collection

  • LA.SC016
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1870]-1967

The collection consists chiefly of photographs of the artists Elizabeth McGillivray Knowles (1866-1928), Farquhar McGillivray Knowles (1859-1932), George Agnew Reid (1860-1947), Mary Heister Reid (1854-1921), Mary Wrinch Reid (1877-1969) and Edmund Wyly Grier (1899-1961), their studios and works, along with related textual materials. Fonds consists of the following series: Elizabeth McGillivray Knowles Farquhar McGillivray Knowles George Agnew Reid Mary Heister Reid Mary Wrinch Reid Edmund Wyly Grier

Conn, Gordon, d. 1977

Florence Vale fonds

  • LA.SC110
  • Fonds
  • 1909-2006

Fonds consists of records relating to the life and work of Florence Vale. Textual materials include correspondence, records of exhibitions, and documentation of her artwork. Visual materials include photographic documentation of the artist, her family, friends, and her work; drawings, etchings, rugs, and box construction art pieces and dolls. Also includes are media materials in the form of audio reels and a videocassette.
Contains series:

  1. Documentation of Artwork
  2. Publicity Materials
  3. Correspondence
  4. Photographs
  5. Drawings and Etchings
  6. Poems by Florence Vale and Others
  7. Artist’s bookworks
  8. Audio reels of the singing and poetry readings of Florence Vale
  9. Video Documentary on Florence Vale
  10. Dolls and Box Constructions
  11. Rugs

Vale, Florence, 1909-2003

J.S. McLean fonds

  • LA.SC048
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1956

Fonds consists of correspondence, photographs and other material related to the J.S. McLean Collection (including the Canada Packers collection) and to J.S. McLean’s position as a vice-president of the Art Gallery of Toronto. Fonds is comprised of the following series: J.S. McLean Collection documentation Photographs Tom Thomson sketches correspondence Art Gallery of Toronto papers

McLean, John Stanley, 1876-1954

Jack Chambers fonds

  • LA.SC055
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1920]-1991, predominant 1961-1978

Fonds consists of drawings and sketchbooks, working notes and storyboards for Chambers’ films, aesthetic and philosophical writings, source photographs for artworks, personal photographs and objects, professional correspondence, transcriptions of interviews with the artist, critical reviews, material relating to posthumous exhibitions, financial records, personal correspondence on the artist’s health problems, files relating to Canadian Artists’ Representation, works by other artists, and a collection of books. Fonds consists of the following series: Correspondence Interview transcriptions Publicity material Critical articles Exhibition files Grant applications Canadian Artists’ Representation files Financial records Jack Chambers Memorial Foundation files Signatures of the artist Film projects Writings “Red and Green” manuscript Miscellaneous Personal effects Secondary school records Honours Drawings and sketchbooks Works by other artists Photographs and secondary images Secondary publications

Chambers, Jack, 1931-1978

A.H. Howard fonds

  • LA.SC115
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1914

Fonds consists of drawings, watercolours and designs of A. H. Howard produced in Toronto between 1880 and 1914, especially in the sketchbooks in which Howard drew Ontario landscapes and towns, flowers, trees, human figures, factory interiors and other subjects. Similar drawings and watercolours are contained in two albums and a portfolio. Also included are examples of his decorative and calligraphic work from illuminated presentation addresses, certificates, bookplates and other materials.
Contains series:

  1. Portfolio and albums
  2. Sketchbooks
  3. Decorative designs and drawings

Howard, Alfred Harold, 1854–1916

David Brown Milne fonds

  • LA.SC117
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1975

Fonds consists of the personal and professional records of David Brown Milne, including correspondence with friends, patrons, family and his dealer; diaries and similar writing; documentation of Milne’s military service; designs for Canadian flags; cancelled watercolours; sketches and sketchbooks.
Contains series:

  1. Correspondence sent by David Milne, including drafts of letters
  2. Correspondence received by David Milne
  3. Diaries and other writings by David Milne
  4. World War I documents
  5. Douglas Duncan and Picture Loan Society documents
  6. Maps of potential painting locations
  7. Publicity material
  8. Documents relating to Vera Parsons and 1963 court case
  9. Canadian flag drawings and designs for Studio Magazine cover
  10. Cancelled watercolours
  11. Baptiste Lake sketchbooks
  12. Personal effects
  13. Sketches

Milne, David

Ann Davis-Christiane Pflug collection

  • LA.SC081
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1989

Collection consists of a series of recorded interviews gathered or commissioned by Ann Davis in the course of her research for her biographical work Somewhere Waiting: The Life and Art of Christiane Pflug. Several interviews were conducted by Ann Davis’ assistant, Elizabeth Schwaiger, who is a professional translator. The subjects of the interviews are people with whom Christiane had contact with throughout her life. For the most part, the interviews focus on the interviewees’ relationship to Christiane and/or her family. The collection also contains older recordings with the voice of Christiane herself. Full or partial transcripts are included for many of the recorded interviews. Fonds is comprised of the following series: 1. Interviews conducted by Ann Davis 2. Interviews conducted by Elizabeth Schwaiger 3. Other source material for Somewhere Waiting

Davis, Ann, 1946-

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, 1885-1969

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