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Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Contact Information

Box List

National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives

Josephine Hambleton Tessier fonds:

Finding Aid



Summary

Title:Josephine Hambleton Tessier fonds.
Dates:– 1940-1998, predominant 1940-1949.
Quantity: – 2 cm of textual records, 58 photographs.

Biographical Sketch

Josephine Hambleton Tessier, Canadian artist, journalist, and civil-servant, was born in Ottawa in 1919. She attended the Slade School of Fine Arts at the University of London from 1935 to 1938. Upon returning to Canada, she worked mainly as a journalist, writing articles and reviews on Canadian art for numerous publications at home and abroad. In Canada, articles by Tessier appeared in the Ottawa Citizen, Le Droit, the Ottawa Journal and CCF News. She also researched material for lectures on Canadian and Haida art, wrote and collected material for an unpublished manuscript on Canadian women sculptors, and completed two historical novels.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of files on Canadian artists Jacobine Jones (1898-1976), Philip Surrey (1910-1990), John Lyman (1886-1967), Moe Reinblatt (1917-1979), Agnes Lefort (1891-1973), Lilias Farley (1907-1989), and Marian Scott (1906-1993). Files include photographs of art works, a photograph of Marian Scott, a photograph of Haida totem poles, newspaper clippings, exhibition materials, copies of articles written by Tessier, correspondence received from artists and businesses, and typed rough manuscripts of articles written by Tessier on John Lyman, Moe Reinblatt, Canadian women sculptors, and the Haida artist Idensú (Charles Edenshaw, 1839-1924). There is also a file of photographs of works by various French artists, a prospectus for the Slade School of Art, a letter written by Tessier to Black Mountain College, Virginia, describing plans for an American lecture tour on Canadian art, a copy of The League Quarterly (Art Students League, New York, 1949), and a letter sent by Tessier to Charles C. Hill, in which she shares observations about various Canadian artists, including Paul-Emile Borduas (1905-1960) and Arthur Pellan (1906-1988).

Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of fonds.
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated to the National Gallery of Canada by Josephine Hambleton Tessier in 1998.
Terms governing use and reproduction: Permission to reproduce or publish material from the Josephine Hambleton Tessier fonds must be obtained from the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.
Finding aid: Box list available.

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Index Terms

Names:
Farley, Lilias, 1907-1989
Idensú (Charles Edenshaw), 1839-1924
Jones, Jacobine, 1898-1976
Lefort, Agnes, 1891-1973
Lyman, John, 1886-1967
Reinblatt, Moe, 1917-1979
Scott, Marian, 1906-1993
Surrey, Philip, 1910-1990
Tessier, Josephine Hambleton, 1919-
Document Types:
Clippings.
Correspondence.
Manuscripts.
Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Title of item], Josephine Hambleton Tessier fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.

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Contact Information

Cyndie Campbell
Head, Archives, Documentation and Visual Resources
Library and Archives
National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
P.O. Box 427, Station A
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 9N4
 
T 613-990-0597
F 613-990-9818
 
ccampbel@gallery.ca 


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Box List

Box Folder
Box 1 File 1 Jacobine Jones 
File 2 Philip Surrey 
File 3 John Lyman 
File 4 Moe Reinblatt 
File 5 Agnes Lefort 
File 6 Lilias Farley 
File 7 Marian Scott and other materials 
File 8 French art 
File 9 Idensú and the Haida 
File 10 Alfred Pellan and Paul-Emile Borduas 

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