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Canadian Artists Collection (C121)

1850-1997. - 160 cm of textual records and graphic materials.

Administrative History - Biographical Sketch:

This fonds, titled "Artists Collection," is made up largely of information gathered by John Russell Harper (1914-1983) during his research on painting in Canada. John Russel Harper was chief curator of the McCord Museum from 1964 to 1967. Over the years, other staff members of the Museum expanded the collection by opening new files and adding new information. The collection is now closed.

Scope and Content:

The collection deals mainly with the world of painting in North America. It is made up of four series: Artists, Associations, Galleries, and Museums. Each series consists of subject files arranged in alphabetical order.

The collection consists of correspondence, catalogues, photographs, drawings, newspaper clippings and monographs.