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John Clark fonds

[ca. 1946]-1998

Physical Description:
1.2 m of textual records. -- 548 photographs. -- 4 audio cassettes. -- 2 video cassettes

John Arthur Clark, 1943-1989, was born in Yorkshire, England. He attended the Hull College of Art receiving a National Diploma in Art and Design (N.D.D.) in painting. From 1966 to 1968 he attended Indiana University receiving an M.F.A. in painting. From 1968 to 1978 he was a lecturer in Fine Art and Art History at the Hull College of Art and the Newcastle Polytechnic. He emigrated to Canada in 1978 and became coordinator of painting and drawing at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Clark returned to England for a time (1983-1985) as Head of Painting at the Hull College of Higher Educaton, then returned to Canada as Associate Professor of Art at the University of Lethbridge, 1986-1989. He died of cancer in Lethbridge. He was married to Pamela Clark, and they had two children, Alice and Joseph. His art is held widely in British and Canadian collections and he exhibited widely in both countries. For further information see Rosemary J. Preuss' article, "John Clark : Transformation and the Void : With a Catalogue Raisonne", unpublished MA thesis, University of Lethbridge, 1994.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of documentation of John Clark's life; correspondence with his friends, colleagues, and business associates; documents and lecture notes from his academic career; scholarly articles and reviews; sketchbooks, notebooks and photographic studies for his artworks; catalogues and other records of his exhibitions; personal photographs; photographs of his artworks and exhibitions; and sound recordings and video recordings related to his work. The fonds includes materials collected by Pamela Clark following John's death. She arranged and annotated some of the files.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Pamela Clark, 2009 and Bruce Grenville, 2016.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-9379, RCT-974, V-18

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