Art Price fonds [multiple media]
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Art Price fonds [multiple media]
- Hierarchical level:
- R4910-0-0-E, MG30-D383
- Type of material:
- Textual material, Art, Photographs, Stamps and stamp products, Architectural and technical drawings, Objects (including medals and pins)
- Found in:
- Archives / Collections and Fonds
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- Fonds includes:
364 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)
- Place of creation:
- No place, unknown, or undetermined
5.45 m of textual records.
ca. 38,300 photographs.
ca. 4413 drawings, paintings, prints.
2 blocks of postage stamps.
1 pane (16 postage stamps).
1 postal cover.
92 architectural drawings.
2 medals : 1 bronze, 1 aluminum.
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- Scope and content:
Fonds contains personal papers of Art Price including the following series: Personal material and memorabilia; Diaries; Notes and notebooks; Correspondence; Financial records; Project files; Reference material; Printed material. Fonds contains photographs documenting Art Price's interest in west coast Indian art; material from Marius Barbeau on a planned book on west coast argillite carvings; extensive documentation on various commissioned sculptures and other art projects; and coverage of Art Price's family life, early career in the Volkoff Ballet, in theatre, in set design for the Army Show, his gallery shows in 1981-82, Mackenzie River, N.W.T. tour in 1954, large format photographs of various performance pieces, as well as extensive slide coverage of European and China trips. Fonds also includes photographs which depict events and activities associated with Price's wife, Dalila, who was the daughter of Marius Barbeau. Fonds includes works of art which document Art Price's artistic career from the early 1930s to the 1980s, including native works, sculptural designs for public monuments in Ottawa and area, illustrations for various Marius Barbeau books, Army Show set designs, and many drawings by other artists, including Price's wife, Dalila. Fonds also contains philatelic memorabilia including a "Presentation Page" containing a matched set of inscription blocks for the 1956 "Fire Prevention" stamp, designed by Art Price; a pane of 16 stamps for the same commemorative stamp issue, from the lower left corner of the sheet; and a First Day Cover for the 50 Marc Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Côté commemorative stamp, issued 14 March 1969, with a privately produced (Cole Cover) cachet. Fonds consists of architectual drawings of design projects such as the National Museum of Civilization; National Museum of Nature, scultures, fountains or interior designs for Expo'67, the National Research Council, the National Capital Commision, the City of Ottawa, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Canada Post and the Ottawa Public Library. Fonds also contains drawings relating to design work for two hotels, a high school, a private developer and the Crabtree residence.
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- Biography/Administrative history:
Price, Art, 1918-2008 : Art Price was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and raised on a farm near Waterford, Ontario, where his father worked as a builder and carpenter. He studied commercial art at the Western Technical School in Toronto in 1934, and then at the Ontario College of Art under Frank Carmichael, Eric Aldwinckle, George Pepper and Fred Haines. He became involved in theatre, spending a summer working with the John Holden Players, and studied ballet with Boris Volkoff, designing many stage sets for the Volkoff Canadian Ballet. In 1939, he went to New York and studied at the McDowell Fashion School. On returning to Canada, Art Price joined the Canadian Army in 1940. During World War II, he designed sets for the Canadian Army Show and worked at the National Film Board as a set designer. He married Dalila Barbeau, daughter of the Canadian ethnologist and folklorist Marius Barbeau, and began collaborating on various projects with his father-in-law. In 1947, under Barbeau's direction, he went to British Columbia to survey Pacific Coast Indian art for the National Museum of Canada. During the 1950s, he illustrated a number of Barbeau's books. Art Price settled in Ottawa after his marriage and worked as a free-lance designer for the National Film Board until 1956. He also worked as a designer and stage manager for the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. He became known for his knowledge of native art in Canada and was commissioned to produce reproductions of totem poles and other decorations for Jasper Park Lodge and the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. After being commissioned in 1958 to cast and install Ottawa's coat-of-arms in its new City Hall, Art Price developed an interest in metal casting. During the 1960s and 1970s, he produced a number of large sculptures for corporate and government clients, including "Family Group" for Prudential Assurance, Montreal; "Man Above Matter" for the Canadian National Exhibition; "Birds of Welcome" for Gander International Airport; "The Universe Is You" for the National Research Council; "Communigraph '70" for the federal Department of Public Works; and "Sails Aflame" for the Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto. During the 1970s and 1980s he did consulting and restoration work for the National Capital Commission in Ottawa, and in the 1980s was a consultant for the new Canadian Museum of Civilization. Art Price is a member of the Sculptors' Society of Canada, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and the American Craftsmen's Council. He won the Grand Prize in Montreal's National Fountain and Monument Competition in 1964 and was awarded a Citation for Excellence in Fine Art in Steel by the American Iron and Steel Institute in 1971. Art Price died in Ottawa in December 2008.
- Finding aid:
Textual records (Electronic) Finding aid 1914 is a file list of the textual records in volumes 1-32. MSS1914 (90: Open)
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000000478.pdfPhotographs: (Paper) Descriptions. In accession file. Box level.Art: (Paper) Box level.Philatelic material: (Paper) The Art Price collection. In Reference Services. CPA-178 (Restrictions not set)Architectural, technical drawings (Paper) Please consult lower level descriptions. Detailed item listing is available. 923027. (90: Open)
- Additional information:
- General Note:
- Received in 1992, 1995 and 2002 from Art Price.
- Container note(s):
17 : Container found unbarcoded in vault 34. With only mention on container 1992-634 box 17. There were four paintings in the box, other 3 paintings were given number 1992-634 box 18. Painting is a landscape, with inscription in the back Banff 2136.
18 : Container found unbarcoded in vault 34. With only mention on container 1992-634 box 17. There were four paintings in the box, other painting was given number 1992-634 box 17. Painting are of two landscapes on with inscription in the backd "Presented to Harry Thorton on the occasion of his 19th birtday", and a painting of a femail nothing on the verso.
- Subject heading:
- National Film Board of Canada
- Canadian Government Exhibition Commission
- Artists - Canada, [1918-1992] West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative, 1971-1972
- Canada. Canadian Armed Forces - Italy, 1944-1945 Vanier Institute of the Family, [1942-1992]
- Canada. Canadian Armed forces - Foreign countries, 1944-1945 Ottawa Ballet Company, [1942-1992]
- China - Description and travel, n.d. Canadian Museum of Civilization, [1942-1992]
- Indians of North America - Pacific Coast (B.C.), n.d. Canadian Ballet Club, [1942-1992]
- Indians of North America - Social life and customs, n.d. Canadian Army Show, [1942-1992]
- Filmmakers - Canada, n.d. Eric Arthur, n.d
- Sculptors - Canada, [1942-1991] Boris Laskin, n.d
- Iron sculpture - Canada, [1942-1991] Andrée Paradis, n.d
- Paper industry - Canada, [1942-1992] Victor Tolgesy, n.d
- Pulp mills - Canada, [1942-1992] Kay Ambrose, n.d
- Artists' materials, [1925-1991] Tanya Moiseiwitsch, n.d
- Art metal-work, [1925-1991] Ralph Foster, n.d
- Carving (Decorative Arts), [1925-1991] Robert Ayre, n.d
- Foundries, [1925-1991] Janet Baldwin, n.d
- Furnaces, [1925-1991] William Toye, n.d
- Gold, [1925-1991] Mungo Martin, n.d
- Jewelery, [1925-1991] Ross McLean, n.d
- Sculpture, [1925-1991] Julian Roffman, n.d
- Copyright, 1925-1991] Marius Barbeau, 1947-1965
- Motion pictures, [1925-1991] Canada. Dept. of Public Works, n.d
- Taxation, [1925-1991] Canada. National Capital Commission, 1969-1979
- Sampson-Matthews Ltd. (Toronto, Ont.), n.d
- Musée des Beaux-Arts, n.d
- Canada Foundation, n.d
- Canadian Association for Adult Education, n.d
- University of British Columbia (Vancouver, B.C.), n.d
- National Museum of Man, n.d
- Royal Ontario Museum, n.d
- Canadian Handicrafts Guild, [195-]
- Artlenders, [195-]
- McGlasham Silverware Ltd., [195-]
- Jasper Park Lodge (Alta.), [195-]
- Canadian National Exhibition (Toronto, Ont.), [195-]
- Hudson's Bay Company, [195-]
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- Conditions of access:
Art: No restrictions. Various copyright. Credit: National Archives of Canada. Photographs: No restrictions. Various copyright. Philatelic material: No restrictions. Various copyright.
Architectural, technical drawings: Credit Library and Archives Canada. No restrictions.
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