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Josephine Hambleton Tessier fonds:
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 She also researched material for lectures on Canadian and Haida art, wrote and collected material for an unpublished manuscript on Canadian women sculptors, and completed two historical novels.
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).
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[Title of item], Josephine Hambleton Tessier fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.
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