Series LA.SC090.S1 - Artist files

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Artist files


  • 1956–2010 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

No further accruals are expected.

Context area

Name of creator


Administrative history

Gallery Moos was opened by Walter Moos in May 1959 at the corner of Avenue Road and Davenport Road in Toronto. Early in 1963 it moved to Yorkville Avenue, becoming one of the first arrivals in what was to become a significant gallery district of the city, and subsequently prospered there for some 30 years. In July 1992 the gallery moved to 622 Richmond Street West.

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Scope and content

Series comprises files kept by Gallery Moos on the gallery’s artists, chiefly containing correspondence, brief biographies, lists of art works, and press clippings; files are arranged alphabetically. Series also includes records of the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


No further accruals are expected.

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Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Access to material in this series requires the written permission of the directors of Gallery Moos until a period of five years has elapsed from the time that Gallery Moos ceases operation. Access to Special Collections is by appointment only. Please contact the reference desk for more information.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright is held by Gallery Moos. Copyright belonging to other parties, such as that of photographs, may still rest with the creator of these items. It is the researcher’s responsibility to obtain permission for the reproduction of any part of the fonds.

Language of material

  • English

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Related units of description

Correspondence regarding artists will be found in Series 2 (Gallery, dealer and associate files), Series 3 (Art fair files), Series 4 (Travel files), Series 8 (Correspondence), Series 9 (New York office records) and Series 14 (Gallery director’s files). Biographies, lists of works, press clippings and images of artworks by individual artists will also be found in Series 13 (Administration files).

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Physical description:Photos include 455 slides (photographs), 381 photographic prints, 113 transparencies and 26 negatives (photographic).


Physical condition:Ink on photocopies in some files may adhere to plastic sleeves in which the material is contained. Damage may result from attempting to remove some items from the sleeves.

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Institution identifier

Edward P. Taylor Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Originally prepared in 2002 and 2012, revised in 2015


  • English



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