Frederick B. Taylor fonds [graphic material, textual record, philatelic material]
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Frederick B. Taylor fonds [graphic material, textual record, philatelic material]Hierarchical level:FondsDate:1922-1985.Reference:R3299-0-8-E, MG30-D360Type of material:Art, Textual material, Photographs, Stamps and stamp productsFound in:Archives / Collections and FondsItem ID number:99109Context of this record:
Record Information – DetailsFonds includes:140 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)Date(s):1922-1985.Place of creation:No place, unknown, or undeterminedExtent:94 drawings : pencil, pen, ink, charcoal, sepia.
41 paintings : oil.
24 prints : lithograph, serigraph, etching, aquatint.
7.5 cm of textual records.
6 photographs : b&w and col.
2 sheets of 50 labels.Language of material:EnglishScope and content:Fonds consists of sketches and caricatures by Frederick B. Taylor and others including a caricature drawing of Frederick B. Taylor by Lou Seligson; a Christmas card from the Greensteins with and oil sketch, a greeting card with abstract lithographed design by Ghitta Caiserman-Roth, and one page of pen and ink sketches of Mexican life and self-portrait by Leonard Brooks.
Fonds consists of oil paintings mostly by Frederick B. Taylor including portraits of individuals such as Sir Wilfred Laurier, Tim Buck, Jean-Paul Beaulieu; images of fur workers and the fur industry in Montreal; images of various buildings in Ottawa.
Fonds consists of prints by Frederick B. Taylor depicting various structures in Ottawa including the Peace Tower, Houses of Parliament from the west, Rideau Hall; prints depicting various Montreal buildings and activities in the 1950's.
Fonds also contains textual material: personal papers of Frederick B. Taylor, including correspondence, subject files, and a catalogue kept by Taylor of his paintings and drawings.
Fonds contains photographic material depicting A.Y. Jackson by Charles Andrew Graham Matthews; British painter Francis Ernest.
Fonds also contains philatelic material: the first series "Artists victory exhibit in miniature" sheets of war poster labels featuring reproductions in miniature of 50 entries in the National War Poster Competition sponsored by the Artists for Victory, Inc., an American non-profit organization formed to promote patriotic work during World War II.Provenance:Additional name(s):Biography/Administrative history:Taylor, Frederick B., 1906-1987 : Frederick B. Taylor, artist, was born and raised in Ottawa. He studied architecture at McGill University, where he was taught drawing by Edmond Dyonnet, RCA and graduated in 1930. After travelling in Europe on an architectural scholarship, Taylor returned to Ottawa where he studied drawing under Ernest Fosbery, RCA. While at McGill, he developed his interest in skiing, which he had begun in the Gatineau Hills around Ottawa, and became a member of the Red Birds Ski Club, Montreal, and of Kandahar, the British racing club. During the early 1930's he taught himself etching and became known for his etchings of skiers in action. Taylor went back to England to continue his art studies in the mid-thirties and attended the Byam Shaw School of Painting and Goldsmiths College of Art, studying under F. Ernest Jackson, ARA and Stanley Anderson, RA. While in England he married his cousin Miriam Magee, in 1936. After returning to Canada in 1937 he began to specialize in portrait painting and taught drawing and modeling at McGill's School of Architecture 1940-1943. During the War Taylor tried to interest the National Gallery and other federal government departments in an industrial war records project. Although he was unsuccessful in getting official support, he pursued the project himself, getting passes to sketch in the CPR workshops in Montreal and in Canada's shipyards and other war industries. He exhibited his portraits of factory workers in factory lunchrooms and sent an exhibition to the Workers' Educational Association in Port Hope, Ontario, and the Labour Arts Guild in Vancouver. During this period Taylor became a member of the Labour Progressive Party as well as helping to found the Federation of Canadian Artists. He had become a member of the Society of Canadian Painter-Etchers and Engravers in 1934 and became a member of the Canadian Society of Graphic Arts in 1943. In 1948 he was elected an Associate of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, becoming an Academician in 1966. After the war, Taylor turned to sketching Montreal street scenes and exhibited regularly at Montreal's Dominion Gallery, although he continued to do paintings of workers into the late 1950's. He travelled to the USSR in 1951 under the auspices of the Canada-Soviet Friendship Society and in 1954 made his first trip to Mexico. He married his second wife, American artist Nova Hecht, in 1955 and in 1960 settled permanently in Mexico. He died in San Miguel de Allende in 1987.Finding aid:Textual records: (Paper) The finding aid is a file list. MSS1754Textual records: (Electronic) Finding aid. MSS1754
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000000353.pdf(Electronic) All or some of the documents described have been digitized and are available at the following address: (90: Open)
http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_mikan_99109(Electronic) Les documents décrits ont été complètement ou en partie numérisés et sont disponibles à l'adresse suivante : (90: Open)
http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_mikan_99109?usrlang=frAdditional information:General Note:Received in 1988 from Frederick B. Taylor's son Paul Taylor of Mississauga, Ontario.Source of title:Title based on contents.Availability of other formats note:Textual: Volumes 1 to 4 are now available on microfilm reels H-2292 to H-2296. Please see the Microfilm shelf List for contents of each reel., Print: copy negative number C-014341.Associated material note:See also the Federation of Canadian Artists fonds (MG 28, I 499) which consists of a copy of microfilm records held by Queen's University largely comprising papers donated by Frederick B. Taylor.Subject heading:
- Art, Canadian, 1922-1985 Walter Abell, 1922-1985
- Artists - Canada, 1922-1985 Leonard Brooks, 1922-1985
- Exhibitions - Canada, 1932-1981 Reva Brooks, 1922-1985
- Labour - Canada, 1932-1981 F.C. Hernessey, 1922-1985
- Art and labour
- Art - Societies, etc., 1932-1981 O.J. Firestone, 1922-1985
- Artists - Correspondence, 1920-1985 National Gallery of Canada, 1922-1985
- Taylor family, 1922-1985 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1922-1985
- Magee family, 1922-1985 McGill University (Montreal, Quebec), 1922-1985
- Skis and skiing, 1932-1981 Stanley Anderson, 1922-1985
- E. Ernest Jackson, 1922-1985
- Art and society
- York Wibon, 1922-1985
- Art et société
Photographs: No restrictions on use or reproduction. Copyright belongs to C.A.G. Mathews on items less than 50 years old; copyright expired on items more than 50 years old.
Philatelic: No restrictions on use or reproduction. Copyright unknown. Credit: National Archives of Canada.
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