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The Cypress Hills of Alberta-Saskatchewan

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Author
Downs, Art
Publisher
Frontier Books
Material Type
Book
Material Type
Book
Author
Downs, Art
Place
Surrey, B.C
Publisher
Frontier Books
Publication Date
1969
Subjects
Cypress Hills (Alta. and Sask.)
Call Number
FC 3695 C97 1969
Copies
2 copies
Collection
Library
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The care of historical collections, a conservation handbook for the nonspecialist

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Author
Guldbeck, Per E
Publisher
American Assoc. for State & Local History
Material Type
Book
Material Type
Book
Author
Guldbeck, Per E
Publisher
American Assoc. for State & Local History
Publication Date
1972
Subjects
Art objects - Conservation and restoration
Call Number
Prof NK 1127.5 G97 1972
Collection
Library
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Date Range
1947-1987
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20171094
Physical Description
0.3 m of textual records, over 500 photographs, 1 sketch
Scope and Content
The materials were preserved and enhanced through research by Joyce Sasse 001: 1963 Day planner 002: 1964 Day planner 003: 1965 Day planner 004: Book- Proud Procession (1947) 005: Book- Young Explorers (1947) 006: Book- Totem Tipi and Tumpline (1955) 007: Book- No Man Stands Alone (1965) 008: Book…
Date Range
1947-1987
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Annora Brown
Physical Description
0.3 m of textual records, over 500 photographs, 1 sketch
History / Biographical
Annora Brown was born outside of Red Deer in 1899 and died at the age of 88 in Deep Cove, British Columbia in 1987 where she retired. Brown is one of the Alberta’s foremost early artists. Based for much of her life in historic Fort Macleod, Brown played a major role in creating a ‘picture’ of Southern Alberta: its wild landscape, First Nations, pioneer rural communities, local history- above all its wondrous nature symbolized by the wildflower. Her work was able to capture the culture of the First nation communities that she lived near. Her father was Edmund Foster Brown and mother was Elizabeth Ethel (Cody) Brown. Her mother supported and encouraged Brown’s love for art and from 1925-1929 Brown attended the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. She returned in 1929 and developed and art program for Calgary’s Mounted Royal College but later had to leave due to her mother’s illness. A student of the celebrated landscape painters, known as the Group of Seven (1920-1933), Brown’s artistic practice spans the 1930s to mid-1980s. During that time, she cobbled together a living as an artist, often by teaching, illustrating books and magazines, and selling, whenever she could, her captivating paintings in watercolor, tempera oil and later serigraph prints. In 1945-1950, brown worked as a respected artist and teacher at the Banff School of Fine Arts. She was also commissioned to paint over 200 western wild flowers for the Glenbow Foundation. Brown’s work was also included in Crescent Heights High School in Calgary, University of Alberta in Edmonton, United College in Winnipeg, and the Canadian Handicrafts Guild in Montreal. She was also awarded a prize in the Alberta Government’s 1955 Jubilee Contest for Alberta painters. In 1965 Brown retired to Deep Cove British Columbia to paint and garden. She had given a “voice” to a region that had been rarely presented in Canadian art. Her attention to the unique aspects of Old Man’s Country like Niitsitapi, the character and isolation of its small rural communities as well as its unforgettable environment was expressed mainly through her focus on wildflowers and native plants. Buoyed by the conviction that a woman’s activities “need not be limited to polishing furniture and raising babies”, Brown was also a writer and author of two books: the Western Canadian classic Old Man’s Garden and her autobiographical Sketches from Life. She was the first woman to receive an honorary degree from the University of Lethbridge in 1971 for her contribution to “western art and living.” (written by Mary-Beth Laviolette; Summer 2016 Gallery Exhibit at Galt Museum)
Scope and Content
The materials were preserved and enhanced through research by Joyce Sasse 001: 1963 Day planner 002: 1964 Day planner 003: 1965 Day planner 004: Book- Proud Procession (1947) 005: Book- Young Explorers (1947) 006: Book- Totem Tipi and Tumpline (1955) 007: Book- No Man Stands Alone (1965) 008: Book- Canaries on the Clothesline (1974) 009: Sketch of Annora Brown oversized 010: 26 Photos of the Rockies 011: 2 Photos, Editorial, Crighton photocopy with description 012: 8 Photos of her house and her graduation 013: 17 Photos of the cabin, 5 prints, letters about her house in Fort Macleod, and letters from the Town of Fort Macleod 014: Research notes of Annora Brown by Joyce Sasse 015: 215 Photos building the cabin 016: 250 Photos of her art, excerpt of Sketches from Life, and later years; 3 Newspaper cutouts Language: English
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Public
Accession No.
20171094
Collection
Archive
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Southern Alberta Artists Project

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/descriptions81261
Date Range
2013
Accession No.
20131015
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Southwestern Alberta from the late 1800s until around the 1990s produced an active and prolific visual art community through amateurs and professionals alike from an assortment of diverse cultures and purposes where growth came from not one subject or specific direction but from several. This pape…
Date Range
2013
Creator
Teri Tardif for the Galt Museum & Archives
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
The collection contains the paper "Southern Alberta Art History Project (1800's - 1990's) and associated research files profiling individual artists. The project was conducted by Terri Tardif, university intern, under the supervision of Wendy Aitkens, Galt Museum Curator.
Scope and Content
Southwestern Alberta from the late 1800s until around the 1990s produced an active and prolific visual art community through amateurs and professionals alike from an assortment of diverse cultures and purposes where growth came from not one subject or specific direction but from several. This paper represents an attempt to give a very basic overview of some of the known visual art artists, in order to provide their role or roles in the social history of this area as a guide for Collections at the Galt Museum & Archives. Visual art, in this case, only includes painting, drawing, and sculpture. The research files include the following individual artists: Catherine Abel, James Alden, William G. Aldous, Leslie T. Allen, Viola Anderson, Wm. Armstrong, May Ballantyne, D.E. Barker, Lucy Bedingfield, Roloff Beny, Derek Michael Besant, Gerhard Beyer, Willie Big Bull, Marion Biggs, Sara Mary Blake, Annora Brown, Thomas E. Brown, Karen Brownlee, Thyrza Young Burkitt, Dennis Burton, Joan Buss, Art Calling Last, Joan Cardinal-Schubert, Van Christou, Phillip Jerome Collins, Delia Cross Child, Charlie Crane, Robert Samuel Crockery, Frederick George Cross, Mike Day Chief, Thelma E. Derochie, Harold Dixon, William Duma, Brad Dunn, Glen Eagle Speaker, Catherine Agnus Evins, Edward Spencer Faiers, Robert First Charger, Don Frache, Alfred Gimse, Roland Gissing, Henry George Clyde, Ted Godwin, Valerie Good Rider, Nicholas De Grandmaison, Eleanor Gunderson, Edward Frederick Hagell, Lars Haukanes, Katherine Haynes, Faye Heavyshield, Percy Henry Henson, Herbert A. Hicks, Marta Houston, Rea Huntley, Patrick Hurst, Alexander Young Jackson, Charles William Jeffreys, Kerr Illingworth, Edith Fanny Kirk, Brent Laycock, Alfred Crocker Leighton, Leon Levesque, Duncan Lloyd, Betty O. Lowen, Vincent Luykenaar, Annie Macgowan, Annabelle Mackenzie, Cornelius Martens, Bill McCarroll, Irene McCaugherty, Marguerite McColl, Pauline McGeorge, Robert Francis Michael McInnis, Doris Treliving Mitchell, A.M (Sara) Moe, Edmund Morris, Elsie Murdock, Richard Barrington Nevitt, Judith Nickol, James McLaren Nicoll, Marion Nicoll, Jeff Olsen, Hazel O'Brian, Tony Onley, William M. Parks, Alex Pavlenko, Standford Perrott, Walter Phillips, Michael Pisko, Bartley Robilliard Pragnell, Ruby Rannard, Jean Reagh, Peter Regehr, Winold Reiss, Rita Rider, Ernest Edward Reithman, D.B. Robinson, Alf Ruffle, Scott Kerry, Jean Sheppard, Hiroshi Shimizaki, William Singer III, Everett Soup, Jeffrey Spalding, Henry Standing Alone, Joan Stebbins, Linda Anderson Stewart, Gerald Tailfeathers, Takao Tanabe, Don Toney, Dora Elizabeth Trew, Jessie Ursenbach, Joan Waterfield, Larry Weaver, Allen Wells, Harry Wohlfarth, Earl Leslie Woodbury, Alfred Young Man. There are separate file for the following organizations/groups of artists: - Lethbridge Sketch Club - University of Lethbridge - Allied Arts Council - Banff School of Fine Arts - Fort Macleod Sketch Club - Group of Seven
Accession No.
20131015
Collection
Archive
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