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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

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

Mary E. Wrinch fonds

  • LA.SC130
  • Fonds
  • ca.1917-ca.1939

Fonds consists of a single scrapbook compiled by the artist, containing press clippings, illustrations clipped from exhibition catalogues, and four photographs.

Wrinch, Mary E., 1877-1969

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

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.)

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

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

Elke Town fonds

  • LA.SC141
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1991

Fonds documents Elke Town’s activity in the visual arts in Toronto between the years 1974 and 1991. The files are related to various positions she held, beginning with A Space in 1974, and the curatorial work she carried out at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Gallery 76 at OCAD, Art Metropole and as an independent curator. There are also files related to her writing about visual art and video for numerous publications such as C Magazine, Vanguard, Parachute and Canadian Art.

Town, Elke

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

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography fonds

  • LA.SC069
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1979] - 2000

Fonds consists of material documenting Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography as a gallery and provider of educational programming and facilities to support photographic artists, including photographs, slides, exhibition invitations, exhibition catalogues, posters, newspaper clippings and notebooks.
Contains series:

  1. Exhibition publicity
  2. Board of Director files
  3. Financial records
  4. Grant applications
  5. Administration files

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography

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