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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


Series consists of photographs of Iskowitz’s family; images of Kielce, Poland; portraits of the artist and images of his studio; photographs of exhibition openings; and images of art works. Series includes one album, largely empty, containing photographs of Iskowitz from the mid-late 1940s. Series also includes a hand-crafted book of matches, the cover of which is made from photographs of a group seated at a banquet table (perhaps at the 1972 Venice Biennale?).

Iskowitz, Gershon, 1921-1988

[Family photograph]

One framed photograph of Iskowitz's family (parents and siblings). Date is estimated based on children's apparent age

[Photographs: family, Poland]

Most of the photographs in this file depict Kielce, Poland; date is estimated to be 1960s based on clothing and other image details. Family photographs include apparent vintage print and several copies of family group as above; image of Iskowitz's mother (?) and unidentified woman; unidentified family group apparently from 1910s. One photograph depicts men in concentration camp uniforms, Iskowitz not apparently among them.

[Photographs: portraits of Iskowitz and studio]

Includes early images of artist with his work; images of artist and studio in 1980s (?) by Doron Rescheff studio; a series of portraits of the artist with a green parrot. See also oversized photo prints (box 3).

[Openings, etc.]

Primarily images from Canada House and Art Gallery of Ontario exhibition openings. Two images of an unidentified gallery event, probably 1970s.

[Images of art works]

4 prints of art works from 1940s (2 concentration camp scenes, 2 portraits); 1 slide from 1961; 8 slides from 1974

[Commemorative matchbook]

Hand-crafted book of matches, the cover of which is made from two photographs of a group seated at a banquet table (perhaps at the 1972 Venice Biennale?)

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