Norman McLaren fonds [graphic material]
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Record Information – DetailsFonds includes:207 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)Place of creation:CanadaExtent:3 paintings.
123 photographs.Language of material:EnglishScope and content:Drawings and paintings by Norman McLaren; scroll dedicated to McLaren by Philip Stapp; collage by Lotte Reiniger; drawing by Grant Munro; various flip-books; some printed material: catalogues, clippings, articles, invitations, postcards documenting McLaren's career. Photographs by and about the cinematic and acting career of Grant Munro, primarily as that was allied with the career of Norman McLaren at the National Film Board of Canada. Photographs relating to McLaren's life and work also form part of the fonds.Provenance:Additional name(s):Biography/Administrative history:McLaren, Norman, 1914-1987 : Norman McLaren (1914-1987), director of animated films (b. 11 April 1914 at Stirling, Scotland; d. at Montréal 26 January 1987). He followed John Grierson to the National Film Board in 1941 and remained there, except for 2 Unesco missions (to China in 1949 and to India in 1952). Constantly innovative, McLaren tried techniques such as drawing scratched directly on film, cutout animation, painting directly on film, etc. McLaren's creative genius made him Canada's leading director of animated films. His life work of 72 films was donated in 1985 to the Museum of Modern Art, NY, and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles. Cartoonist, Illustrator, Film-maker, Painter.Additional information:General Note:There is more Norman McLaren material in the following fonds: Evelyn Lambart, Jori Smith, Sydney Newman, Grant Munro and 1 item in the McCurry collection of greeting cards.Availability of other formats note:A small number of works have been photographed in black & white.Related material:See also the Richard Lacroix collection, catalogued in the Minisis database under the Arc Ref No. R8306, which comprises 5 unique serigraphs and two albums containing multiple limited edition prints by Norman McLaren.Container note(s):Subject heading:Source:Private
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