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Women's Art Resource Centre fonds

  • LA.SC139
  • Fonds

Fonds consists of material documenting the Women's Art Resource Centre as a gallery and provider of educational programming, facilities, and research resources to support and promote women artists, including photographs, slides, exhibition promotion, workshop flyers, brochures, posters, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and publications.

Women's Art Resource Centre

Jack Bush fonds

  • LA.SC037
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1981

Fonds consists of personal and professional records of Canadian painter Jack Bush, created chiefly in Toronto during the 1930s to 1970s: his personal diaries; record books containing notes on his paintings; photographs (slides, transparencies, negatives and prints) largely of his paintings but also of his studio, exhibit installations and other subjects; with scrapbooks of newspaper and magazine clippings about the artist, exhibition notices, examples of his commercial art, and further records of his paintings.
Contains series:

  1. Diaries
  2. Record books
  3. Photographs
  4. Scrapbooks
  5. Commercial art

Bush, Jack

Jack Pollock fonds

  • LA.SC165
  • Fonds
  • 1920-[199-]

Fonds consists of the personal records of Jack Pollock, including his writings (unpublished and manuscript); selected correspondence, experimental works on paper, publicity material such as press clippings, photographs of the artist and his associates, and related personal documents.

Pollock, Jack

Pollock Gallery fonds

  • LA.SC154
  • Fonds
  • 1916–1982, predominant 1962–1981

Fonds consists of administrative records of the Pollock Gallery in Toronto during the period 1967–1982; gallery correspondence; files on gallery artists and others; photographs of sculptors Frances Loring and Florence Wyle; records of gallery owner Jack Pollock; and material related to gallery artist Norval Morrisseau and to a book about him co-written by Jack Pollock.

Pollock Gallery (Toronto, Ont.)

Barbara Astman fonds

  • LA.SC123
  • Fonds
  • 1951–2009

Fonds consists of records of the artistic and academic career of Barbara Astman, chiefly in Toronto from the 1960s to the first decade of the 21st century, including photographs of her projects and exhibitions, correspondence and textual documentation of projects, personal and other photos and journals, and some audiovisual materials.

Astman, Barbara

Michael Bidner fonds

  • LA.SC033
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1989

Fonds consists of personal and professional records of Michael Bidner, primarily created during the mid-1970s to 1989. Files pertain to various projects during Bidner’s artistic career and include working files, artwork, the artist’s publications, correspondence, ephemera, photographs and slides.

Bidner, Michael, 1944-1989

Gershon Iskowitz fonds

  • LA.SC114
  • Fonds
  • [191-?]-1988

Fonds consists of personal and professional records of Gershon Iskowitz, including photographic documentation of his family and early life, self and studio, and works of art; publicity material including newspaper clippings about his career; personal artefacts such as identity documents; a small amount of personal correspondence; and a condolence book signed at his memorial service.
Contains series:

  1. Photographs
  2. Publicity material
  3. Identity documents
  4. Personal correspondence and notes
  5. Writings about the artist
  6. Sketch and notes for Northern Lights Septet #3
  7. Audiovisual records
  8. Artist’s palettes
  9. Condolence book

Iskowitz, Gershon, 1921-1988

J. Loxton Rawbon fonds

  • LA.SC099
  • Fonds
  • [187-]-1942

Fonds includes an album (disbound) containing 45 photographs of paintings and prints restored by Rawbon, with a typed description of the "Rawbon Process" signed and dated, 1921. Collectors and collections mentioned include: Elliott W. Atkins, Toronto; Hôtel Dieu, Kingston; Major Kenneth C. Macpherson, Ottawa; Col. W. O’Brien, Shanty Bay; D.A. Story, Halifax; R.E. Cooper, Victoria; A.J. Gough, Toronto; C.S. Gzowski, Toronto; Mrs. John Small, Toronto; Henry O’Brien, K.C., Toronto; Walker House, Toronto. Fonds also includes a notebook containing a list of “Canadian Artists: Members of the Royal Canadian Academy and The Ontario Society of Artists”, September 1922. The back pages of the notebook contain records of sales of “Oxford” and “Lusterize” polish formulas, and of free sample canvas stretchers sent out to clients. Fonds also includes 14 prizes and diplomas won in art and photography competitions at fairs in southern Ontario (1874-1887); 2 photographs of J. Loxton Rawbon; notes on art restoration methods; correspondence and testimonials; and press clippings related to Rawbon’s career.

Rawbon, J. Loxton, 1855-1942

Peggy Gale fonds

  • LA.SC151
  • Fonds
  • 1963-2016

Fonds consists of documentation of Peggy Gale’s career as an independent writer and curator in Canada with projects in the US, Europe, Brazil, and Japan. Accumulated content includes records of curated exhibitions, publications, photographs and slides, ephemera, essays, biographical information on artists, Gale’s research notes from various projects, written correspondence with artists and artist run centres, and audio recordings of lectures and interviews.

Gale, Peggy, 1944-

Sorel Etrog fonds

  • LA.SC132
  • Fonds
  • 1921-2012

Fonds consists of the records of the life and work of Sorel Etrog, including his personal, professional and literary correspondence; records of exhibitions and of acquisitions of his work by various galleries and collectors; administrative records related to various projects and collaborations by the artist; preparatory and experimental works on paper (“study drawings”); a selection of preparatory maquettes for sculptures; publicity materials including exhibition invitations and press clippings; and comprehensive documentation (photographs and lists) of the artist’s finished work. Three paintings by art collector and patron Samuel Zacks are also included.

Etrog, Sorel, 1933-2014

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