Fonds - Ron Bloore fonds

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Ron Bloore fonds

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  • 1925-1995, predominant 1960-1995 (Creation)

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6.28 m of textual records and other material

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Ronald Langley Bloore is a Canadian abstract painter and art educator. He was born in Brampton, Ontario in 1925, and studied art and archaeology in Toronto, New york, St. Louis, London, Brussels, and Antwerp. In 1958 he became an instructor in Art and Archaeology and Director of the Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery which was then part of the University of Saskatchewan, Regina College. He left to teach at York University in 1966, retiring from active teaching in 1985 and retiring from the University in 1990. Best known for his white on white paintings, Bloore's work has been exhibited in public and private galleries across Canada. A member of the famous "Regina Five" group of visual artists, Bloore received an honorary doctorate from York University in 1993, and was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada the same year.

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Fonds consists of drawings and sketches by Bloore; correspondence with public and private art galleries; personal correspondence, including artists Ted Godwin, Ray Kiyooka, Ernest Lindner, David Thaughberger, Claude Breeze, Ken Lochhead, Doug Morton, and Jan Wyers; catalogues, notices, posters, and other publicity materials relating to exhibitions of artworks by Bloore and other artists; articles by and about Bloore; organization, committee, and general subject files relating to Bloore's professional and charitable activities; newspaper clippings;. lecture notes, correspondence, and other records relating to his teaching career, chiefly at York University; personal financial, health, and legal records, including extensive documentation and photographs relating to Bloore's role as executor of the Theodore Allen Heinrich estate; and photographs, negatives, and slides depicting works of art by Bloore and other artists, family, friends, gallery openings, and Bloore's travels in North and Central America, Europe, and Africa; and sound recordings pertaining to the "Regina Five" and Innuit art.

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Fonds arranged by archive staff. No original order existed.

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Open for research. Four files in Accession 95-34 are closed.

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Copyright retained by donor.

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Inventories are available for 86-72, 94-50, 95-34.

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Includes 6.28 m of textual records, 4,063 slides, 3,566 photographs, 19 cm of graphic material, 9 audio reels, 1 artifact, 14 audio cassettes (incuding 5 micro-cassettes and 5 duplicates of the micro-cassettes onto regular-sized audio cassettes), and 11 oversize items.

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