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Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Preferred Citation

Contact Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives

Markgraf Reproductions Collection:

Finding Aid



Summary

Title:Markgraf Reproductions Collection.
Dates:– ca. 1958-1970.
Quantity: – 88 prints : serigraphs; 98 x 67 cm or smaller.

Biographical Sketch

Silkscreen artists Hans, Peter, and Traudl Markgraf participated in several reproduction programs to promote Canadian art after they immigrated to Canada from Germany in the mid-1950s. The Markgrafs developed a silkscreen process noted for its printing quality and its faithfulness to the original painting. The National Gallery of Canada became involved with the Markgrafs in the mid-1950s when Montreal collector and philanthropist Sidney Dawes introduced then Gallery director Alan Jarvis to the work of the Markgrafs. A collector of the work of James Wilson Morrice, Dawes arranged for the reproduction of Morrice's work, the production of which he financed. The National Gallery also arranged for the Markgrafs to reproduce works by seven other artists from its collection, financed by the Queen's Printer in Ottawa. In 1959, the Markgraf brothers and the Gallery produced a series of "Tom Thomson and Group of Seven" pochoir (silkscreen) prints. Following their partnership with the National Gallery in 1960, the Markgrafs continued on their own, with Hans leaving Canada for Germany and Peter partnering with Artistica, a Montreal-based publisher and distributor of fine art prints, books, and cards. In 1967, the Canada Council partnered with Peter Markgraf to produce prints that focused on contemporary Canadian art. Following this project, the Markgrafs continued to print work for private clients under "Editions Markgraf". In 1977, the Markgrafs moved to Vancouver to work for Bill Ellis of Canadian Native Prints Ltd. They continued to print for individual artists and after 1978, created their own silkscreens of west coast scenery that were later reproduced as lithographs. In the United Nations year of International Cooperation, the Markgrafs printed four Jamaican paintings through Robie Kidd.

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Scope and Content

Collection consists of 88 prints from the Markgraf series of works by the following artists: Edmund Alleyn, Marcel Barbeau, Maxwell Bennett Bates, Leon Bellefleur, B.C. Binning, R.L. Bloore, Molly Lamb Bobak, Paul-Emile Borduas, Sam Borenstein, Claude Breeze, Kittie Bruneau, Jack Bush, Franklin Carmichael, Ulysse Comtois, Stanley Cosgrove, Graham Coughtry, Maurice Galbraith Cullen, Greg Curnoe, John Dunkley, Brian Fisher, John Richard Fox, Yves Gaucher, Lawren Harris, E.J. Hughes, Albert Huie, Jacques Hurtubise, A.Y. Jackson, Patrick Alfred Landsley, Gary Lee-Nova, Jean-Paul Lemieux, Arthur Lismer, Kenneth Lochhead, J.E.H. MacDonald, Jock Macdonald, Jean McEwen, David Milne, Guido Molinari, James Wilson Morrice, Kazuo Nakamura, Toni Onley, Alfred Pellan, Bodo Pfeifer, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Goodridge Roberts, Jack Shadbolt, Michael Snow, George Swinton, Takao Tanabe, Tom Thomson, Jacques de Tonnancour, V. Tory, Claude Tousignant, Harold Town, Frederick Horsman Varley, Barrington Watson, and Joyce Wieland.

Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of collection.

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Index Terms

Names:
Markgraf, Hans
Markgraf, Peter
Markgraf, Traudl
Document Types:
Prints.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from Peter and Traudl Markgraf in 1993.

Preferred Citation

[Title of item], Markgraf Reproductions Collection, 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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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Item Level Description 

Box
Artist: Alleyn, G. Edmund
Title: Crust
Date: 1960
Dimensions: 86 x 67.5 cm ; work: 63 x 48 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Barbeau, Marcel
Title: Retine vire voltante
Date: 1966
Dimensions: 71 x 67 cm ; work: 56 x 56 cm
Artist: Barbeau, Marcel
Title: Bas du fleuve
Date: 1925
Dimensions: 87 x 66 cm ; work: 71 x 54 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Bates, Maxwell
Title: On the Beach
Date: ?
Dimensions: 66 x 90 cm ; work: 48.5 x 74 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Bellefleur, L.
Title: Poissons rouges aux seins bleus
Date: ?
Dimensions: 66 x 85 cm ; work: 38 x 60 cm
Artist: Binning, B.C.
Title: Convoy at Rendez-vous
Date: 1948
Dimensions: 67 x 95 cm ; work: 40 x 76 cm
Artist: Bloore, R.J.
Title: Yellow Green Painting
Date: 1961
Dimensions: 97 x 66.5 cm ; work: 73 x 45 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Bobak, Molly Lamb
Title: Winter in Town
Date: ?
Dimensions: 66.5 x 75.3 cm ; work: 41 x 61.5 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Bobak, Molly Lamb
Title: Football Practice
Date: ?
Dimensions: 67 x 85 cm ; work: 50.5 x 61 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Borduas, Paul-Emile
Title: Abstract in Blue
Date: 1959
Dimensions: 88 x 66 cm ; work: 68 x 54 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Borenstein, Sam
Title: View of Montreal
Date: 1963
Dimensions: 59 x 80.5 cm ; work: 54 x 64 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Breeze, Claude
Title: Lovers in a Landscape-Murder
Date: ?
Dimensions: work: 59.5 x 55 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Brunneau, Kittie
Title: Le Terre Tourne
Date: 1965
Dimensions: 66 x 87 cm ; work: 56 x 71 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Bush, Jack
Title: Little Yellow
Date: May 1968
Dimensions: 98 x 67 cm ; work: 76 x 46 cm
Artist: Bush, Jack
Title: Green Field and Sun
Date: 1960
Dimensions: 67 x 90.5 cm ; work: 51 x 67.5 cm
Artist: Carmichael, F.
Title: North Shore Lake Superior
Date: 1927
Dimensions: 66 x 76.5 cm ; work: 61.5 x 74.5 cm
Artist: Comtois, Ulysse
Title: Uneva
Date: ?
Dimensions: 66.5 x 81.5 cm ; work: 55.5 x 61 cm
Artist: Cosgrove, Stanley
Title: Mother and Child
Date: 1960
Dimensions: 87 x 66 cm ; work: 75 x 54 cm
Artist: Cosgrove, Stanley
Title: St. Maurice River
Date: ?
Dimensions: 66.2 x 83 cm ; work: 52 x 67 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Cosgrove, Stanley
Title: Study of a Nude
Date: ?
Dimensions: 51 x 66 cm ; work: 37 x 55 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Coughtry, Graham
Title: Figure on a Bed
Date: 1954
Dimensions: 67 x 90 cm ; work: 51 x 68 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Cullen, M.
Title: Cutting Ice
Date: ?
Dimensions: 66 x 88.5 cm ; work: 56 x 70.5 cm
Artist: Curnoe, Greg
Title: Myself Walking North in My New Tweed Coat
Date: 1963
Dimensions: 93 x 67 cm ; work: 75.5 x 51 cm
Artist: Dunkley, John
Title: Jerboa
Date: ?
Dimensions: 95 x 66.5 cm ; work: 71 x 34.8 cm
Artist: Fisher, Brian
Title: Transfixion
Date: ?
Dimensions: 66.5 x 84 cm ; work: 54 x 66 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Fox, J.
Title: Umbrellas, Cotes des Neiges
Date: ?
Dimensions: 81 x 66 cm ; work: 69 x 51.5 cm
Artist: Gaucher, Yves
Title: Cardinal Raga
Date: 1967
Dimensions: 66 x 64 cm ; work: 56 x 56 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Harris, Lawren
Title: Beaver Swamp Algoma
Date: 1920
Dimensions: 66.8 x 82.3 cm ; work: 53.8 x 62.7 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Harris, Lawren
Title: Afternoon Sun, North Shore, Lake Superior
Date: ?
Dimensions: 66 x 86 cm ; work: 51 x 63 cm
Artist: Hughes, E.J.
Title: Qualicum Beach
Date: ?
Dimensions: 66 x 82 cm ; work: 53 x 63 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Huie, ?
Title: Thursday Night
Date: ?
Dimensions: 67 x 97 cm ; work: 56.5 x 75 cm
Artist: Hurtubise, Jacques
Title: Katia
Date: 1965
Dimensions: 59 x 89.5 cm ; work: 41 x 73.5 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Hurtubise, Jacques
Title: Marie-Jeanne
Date: 1970
Dimensions: 62 x 98.5 cm ; work: 40.8 x 81.5 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Jackson, A.Y.
Title: Moon River Falls
Date: ?
Dimensions: 66.8 x 78.3 cm ; work: 42.7 x 52.2 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Jackson, A.Y.
Title: Eskimo Summer Camp
Date: 1927
Dimensions: 66 x 89 cm ; work: 51.8 x 64 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Jackson, A.Y.
Title: Laurentian Village
Date: ?
Dimensions: 55.5 x 68.5 cm ; work: 53.5 x 66 cm
Artist: Jackson, A.Y.
Title: Laurentian Village
Date: ?
Dimensions: 66.5x 84 cm ; work: 57.5 x 64.5 cm
Artist: Landsley, Patrick
Title: Icarus
Date: 1958
Dimensions: 89 x 67 cm ; work: 65 x 48.5 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Lee Nova, Gary
Title: Menthol Filter Kings
Date: 1967
Dimensions: 84 x 67 cm ; work: 65 x 48.5 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Lemieux, Jean-Paul
Title: L'Orpheline
Date: 1956
Dimensions: 84 x 66 cm ; work: 61 x 45.7 cm
Artist: Lemieux, Jean-Paul
Title: 3 Boys
Date: 1962
Dimensions: 66.5 x 90 cm ; work: 49 x 74.5 cm
Artist: Lismer, Arthur
Title: Harbour Life, Nova Scotia
Date: 1931
Dimensions: 66 x 82 cm ; work: 55.5 x 70 cm
Artist: Lochhead, K.
Title: The Dignitary
Date: 1952
Dimensions: 60.5 x 86.5 cm ; work: 41 x 76 cm
Artist: Lochhead, K.
Title: Blue Extension
Date: ?
Dimensions: 54.5 x 67 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: MacDonald, J.E.H.
Title: Autumn Colours
Date: 1916
Dimensions: 55 x 67 cm ; work: 53 x 66 cm
Artist: Macdonald, Jock
Title: Clarion Call
Date: 1958
Dimensions: 67 x 81 cm ; work: 52.5 x 59.5 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: McEwen, Jean A.
Title: La Victoire de Sarnadapale
Date: 1966
Dimensions: 70.5 x 67 cm ; work: 54.5 x 54.5 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Milne, David
Title: King, Queen, & Jokers III: It's a Democratic Age
Date: ca. December 1941
Dimensions: 66.5 x 92.5 cm ; work: 56.5 x 77.5 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Milne, David
Title: [Waterfall]
Date: ?
Dimensions: 65.5 x 84.5 cm ; work: 46.5 x 56.5 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Milne, David
Title: [Black House]
Date: ?
Dimensions: 66 x 67.5 cm ; work: 46 x 56 cm
Artist: Milne, David
Title: Maple Leaves
Date: 1937
Dimensions: 65.5 x 73.5 cm ; work: 46.5 x 57 cm
Artist: Milne, David
Title: Clouds
Date: ca. 1931
Dimensions: 66 x 74.5 cm ; work: 47 x 56 cm
Artist: Molinari, Guido
Title: Contre Point
Date: 1960
Dimensions: 66.5 x 86.5 cm ; work: 57 x 64 cm
Artist: Morrice, J.W.
Title: Boats, Concarneau
Date: 1910
Dimensions: 66 x 81 cm ; work: 58 x 71 cm
Artist: Morrice, J.W.
Title: The Circus at Concarneau
Date: ca. 1909-1910
Dimensions: 65.5 x 76.5 cm ; work: 59 x 71.5 cm
Artist: Morrice, J.W.
Title: Landscape Trinidad
Date: 1921
Dimensions: 66 x 78.5 cm
Artist: Morrice, J.W.
Title: Woman in a Wicker Chair
Date: ca. 1897
Dimensions: 92 x 66 cm ; work: 81.5 x 46 cm
Artist: Morrice, J.W.
Title: The Beach, Saint-Malo
Date: ca. 1903
Dimensions: 66 x 82 cm ; work: 54 x 73 cm
Artist: Morrice, J.W.
Title: Blanche Baume
Date: ca. 1911-1912
Dimensions: 78 x 59 cm ; work: 61 x 50 cm
Artist: Morrice, J.W.
Title: Houses, Cuba
Date: ca. 1915
Dimensions: 66 x 77 cm ; work: 50 x 61 cm
Artist: Morrice, J.W.
Title: Quai des Grands-Augustins, Paris
Date: ca. 1901
Dimensions: 82 x 67 cm ; work: 58 x 78 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Morrice, J.W.
Title: Entrance to a Quebec Village, Winter
Date: ca. 1909
Dimensions: 66 x 88.5 cm ; work: 58 x 78 cm
Artist: Morrice, J.W.
Title: La Communiante
Date: ca. 1910
Dimensions: 66 x 80.5 cm ; work: 58.5 x 72 cm
Artist: Morrice, J.W.
Title: [Woman Walking]
Date: ?
Dimensions: 66.5 x 76 cm ; work: 53.5 x 65 cm
Artist: Morrice, J.W.
Title: [Wine Shop or Old Holton House?]
Date: ?
Dimensions: 66 x 76.5 cm ; work: 51 x 61.5 cm
Artist: Nakamura, Kazuo
Title: Landscape
Date: n.d
Dimensions: 66.5 x 76.5 cm ; work: 49 x 61 cm
Artist: Nakamura, Kazuo
Title: Blue Reflections
Date: 1962
Dimensions: 66 x 84 cm ; work: 54 x 67
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Onley, Tony
Title: Tampico
Date: 1959
Dimensions: 66.5 x 88.5 cm ; work: 51.5 x 65.5 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Pellan, Alfred
Title: Au clair la lune
Date: 1937
Dimensions: 96 x 66 cm ; work: 73.5 x 44 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Pellan, Alfred
Title: Fees d'eau
Date: 1957
Dimensions: 90 x 66.5 cm ; work: 72 x 51.5 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Pellan, Alfred
Title: Floraison
Date: c. 1956
Dimensions: 84 x 66 cm ; work: 67 x 55 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Pfeifer, Bodo
Title: Untitled
Date: ?
Dimensions: 74 x 67 cm ; work: 55.5 x 56 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Riopelle, Jean-Paul
Title: Encre
Date: 1954-55
Dimensions: 66.5 x 95.5 cm ; work: 51.5 x 75 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Roberts, Goodridge
Title: Landscape Near Lake Orford
Date: 1945
Dimensions: 66 x 91 cm ; work: 54 x 75 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Shadbolt, Jack
Title: Apple Core Amulet
Date: ?
Dimensions: 61 x 51cm ; work: 56.5 x 38.5 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Snow, Michael
Title: Clothed Woman
Date: 1963
Dimensions: 52.5 x 101 cm ; work: 32 x 81.5 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Snow, Michael
Title: January Jubilee Ladies
Date: 1961
Dimensions: 65.5 x 92.5 cm ; work: 53.5 x 75 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Swinton, George
Title: Spring Storm
Date: 1963-1964 ?
Dimensions: 66 x 94 cm ; work: 51 x 69.5 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Thomson, Tom
Title: Petawawa Gorges
Date: 1914
Dimensions: 66 x 89.5 cm ; work: 59 x 79 cm
Artist: Tonnancour, Jacques de
Title: Une ancienne machine a voler
Date: August 1971
Dimensions: 79.5 x 66.5 cm ; work: 62 x 51.5 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Tonnancour, Jacques de
Title: Trees, North Western, Ontario
Date: 1956
Dimensions: 66.5 x 94 cm
Artist: Tory, V.
Title: Where Are You Going
Date: 1959 ?
Dimensions: 75 x 66 cm ; work: 66 x 56 cm
Artist: Tousignant, Claude
Title: [Two Circles?]
Date: ?
Dimensions: 54.5 x 100 cm ; work: 40 x 48 cm
Artist: Town, Harold
Title: The Great Divide
Date: 1965
Dimensions: 95 x 66.5 cm ; work: 75 x 50 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp
Artist: Varley, Fred
Title: Vera
Date: 1931
Dimensions: 79 x 65.5 cm ; work: 61 x 51 cm
Artist: Watson, B.
Title: Mother and Child
Date: ?
Dimensions: 66 x 92 cm ; work: 55 x 69 cm
Artist: Wieland, Joyce
Title: Captain
Date: ?
Dimensions: 66 x 89 cm ; work: 51 x 84 cm
Note: Markgraf stamp

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