Collection LA.SC157 - John Vainstein-Robert Markle collection

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John Vainstein-Robert Markle collection


  • 1987 (Creation)

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6 videocassettes : U-Matic

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Name of creator

(Active 1980s-2010s)

Biographical history

John Vainstein is an independent filmmaker based in Toronto. His film credits include Priceville Prints, a documentary on artists Harold Klunder, Robert Markle and Otis Tamasauskas.

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

AGO Credit Line: Gift of John Vainstein, 2018

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Scope and content

Collection consists of video recordings containing footage of Robert Markle working on printmaking in Otis Tamasauskas' studio, shot by John Vainstein. Portions of the footage were included in the documentary Priceville Prints (1987).

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No further accruals are expected.

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Conditions governing access

Video cassettes have been digitized for access; please request digital copies from the archivist. Open. Access to Special Collections is by appointment. Please contact the reference desk for more information.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright is held by the creator. It is the researcher’s responsibility to obtain permission to publish any part of the collection.

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  • English

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Description prepared 25 February 2019, updated 11 September 2019.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description prepared by Amy Furness.

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