- 1916–[195-?] (Creation)
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The Pollock Gallery (active 1960–1981), was a commercial art gallery in Toronto established by art dealer, author, art educator and painter Jack Pollock. First located at 205 Elizabeth St in downtown Toronto in 1960, the gallery initially represented Canadian artists, most notably Norval Morrisseau. In 1966, the gallery showed works by the Hungarian-Canadian painter Julius Marosan. Later, works by British and American and other artists were exhibited, including those by David Hockney, Willem de Kooning, Anni Albers and Dieter Roth.
Within a year, the gallery relocated to 201 Elizabeth St (1961–1963), then 599 Markham St (1963–1971, with another site at 604A King St West 1966–1968), 356 Dundas St West (1972–1975, with another site at the Toronto Dominion Centre 1972–1973), and lastly 122 Scollard St in the Yorkville area of Toronto (1975–1982, with another site, 209 Adelaide St East 1980–1983). During its years of activity, the gallery employed Brian A. Marshall Schieder, Philip Ottenbrite (assistant director), Eva Quan, Frank Costin, Laurie Payne (graphic director), Helen Boyd, Renya Onasick (advertising and publicity), Lawrence Hurst (gallery administrator), Stephen Long (librarian) and others. Within months after Jack Pollock became chronically ill, the main gallery officially closed in December, 1981; the Pollock Gallery went into bankruptcy in 1983.
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Series comprises photographs of American-Canadian artist Frances Loring (1887–1968) and some of her sculptures, together with photos of sculptures by her companion, American-Canadian artist Florence Wyle (1881–1968), taken in Toronto and other places in Ontario, between 1916 and (probably) the 1950s. The Pollock Gallery held Loring & Wyle exhibitions in 1966 and 1969.
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No further accruals are expected
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Open. Access to Special Collections is by appointment only. Please contact the reference desk for more information.
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Various copyright holders. It is the researcher’s responsibility to obtain permission to publish any part of the fonds.
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A photo credit is supplied for a studio portrait of Frances Loring.
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Originally prepared in 2018