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Markle, Robert, 1936-1990
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Robert Markle fonds

  • LA.SC076
  • Fonds
  • [195-]-2003

Fonds consists of the personal and professional records of Robert Markle, including his correspondence; drafts and published versions of his writings and illustrations; files on various projects, exhibitions, and teaching activities; photographs (both fine art and documentary); and preparatory art works in several media. Fonds is comprised of the following series: 1. Correspondence files 2. Writing files 3. Projects, proposals and other business files 4. Source material 5. Exhibition files 6. Arts’ Sake files 7. Income tax records 8. Published writings and illustrations 9. Publicity material and press clippings 10. Exhibition catalogues 11. Other published material 12. Sketchbooks 13. Works on paper 14. Printing plates 15. Posters and reproductions 16. Three-dimensional works 17. Costume and textile items 18. Audio-visual material 19. Photographs 20. Works by other artists 21. Marlene Markle 22. Personal items 23. Memorial

Markle, Robert, 1936-1990

Exhibition files

Series consists of lists of art works, correspondence, mailing lists and press clippings relating to a number of exhibitions of Robert Markle’s work held chiefly at The Isaacs Gallery and at other locations in Ontario. Material has been filed according to exhibition by Robert 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

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

Marlene Markle

Series consists of letters from Robert Markle to Marlene Shuster before their marriage, postcards from Robert’s trip to Paris in 1978, and gift items made by Robert for Marlene. Includes the Markles’ marriage certificate.

Markle, Robert, 1936-1990

Memorial

Series consists of letters of condolence; obituaries and printed tributes; a photograph album and guestbook created at Robert Markle’s birthday memorial party; and other memorial tributes

Markle, Robert, 1936-1990

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

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

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