Fred Sebastian fonds [graphic material, textual record]
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Fred Sebastian fonds [graphic material, textual record]Hierarchical level:FondsDate:ca. 1980-2006.Reference:R8267-0-9-EType of material:Art, Textual material, PhotographsFound in:Archives / Collections and FondsItem ID number:187030Context of this record:
Record Information – DetailsFonds includes:1745 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)Date(s):ca. 1980-2006.Place of creation:OntarioExtent:1533 drawings : pen and ink, pencil, charcoal, pastel (many recto-verso)
17 watercolours : some with mixed media.
1 collage : mixed media.
120 paintings : acrylic, oil and mixed media.
1.1 cm of textual records.
1 print : poster.
1 photograph : b&w.Language of material:EnglishScope and content:The fonds comprises both original editorial cartoons as well as some illustrations which were commissioned as accompaniments to magazine articles. Editorial caricatures were published predominantly through syndication in a number of newspapers across Canada. They parody such political issues as language rights, free trade, and the Meech Lake Accord. Federal and provincial politicians featured in the fonds include John Diefenbaker, Brian Mulroney, Ed Broadbent, John Turner, Kim Campbell, Jean Chrétien, Paul Martin, Robert Bourassa and Bill Vander Zalm. Public figures include David Suzuki and the British royal family. Also part of the fonds are more illustrative works which relate to such issues as the controversy over the C.B.C. broadcast of the 1991 film The Valour and the Horror; an elected Senate; perks enjoyed by Members of Parliament; the tenure of Marcel Masse as Defence Minister; Canada as peacekeeper; and defence spending.Provenance:Biography/Administrative history:Sebastian, Fred, 1964- : Fred Sebastian was born in Ottawa in 1964. He is a graduate of Algonquin College's Commercial Art/Graphic Design program and a graduate of Carleton University's Art History program. He also holds a Baccalaureate of Education from the University of Ottawa. He presently teaches at the Algonquin College School of Media and Design. An award-winning freelance illustrator and graphic designer, Fred Sebastian's work has appeared throughout the world in such publications as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Canadian Living, as well as through Cartoonists and Writers Syndicate and Artizans (http://artizans.com/). In Canada, he has contributed cartoons and/or illustrations to Legion magazine, The Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa Business News, The Province (Vancouver), The Toronto Star, Law Times, Canadian Nurse magazine and the Canadian Medical Association Journal. He is the recipient of the 1994 Studio Magazine Merit Award for illustration and winner of the 2001 National Press Club International Editorial Cartoon Competition On Press Freedom.Finding aid:Additional information:Subject heading:Source:Private
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