Fonds F01021 - Frances K. Smith fonds

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Frances K. Smith fonds

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  • [ca. 1922]-1980 (Creation)
    Smith, Frances K.

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3 m of textual records, ca. 200 photographs

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Frances K. Smith was Curator Emeritus of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre in Kingston, Ontario. Frances K.Smith was born in Bolton England on November 19, 1913. She moved to Canada in 1944 with her husband Walter MacFarlane Smith and settled in Quebec City. In 1946, they moved to Kingston. Ms Smith completed her degree at Queen’s in 1956. The following year, she began her career at the newly opened Agnes Etherington Art Centre. She spent the next 23 years helping to build up the permanent art collection, researching and cataloguing all the art work at Queen’s, planning exhibitions, pursuing funds and publishing numerous articles.She was also the author of "Daniel Fowler: 1810-1894", and a biography of Andre Bieler "Andre Bieler: An Artist's Life and Times". She retired as curator emeritus in 1980 and received the Queen’s Distinguished Service Award in 1987. Frances K. Smith passed away in Calgary AB on December 22, 2012.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, including Andre Beiler and Richard Finnie; manuscripts, including "Andre Bieler: An Artists's Life and Times', and 'History of Art', as published in "County of a Thousand Lakes", photographs; news clippings; and art exhibition catalogues.

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Donated by Frances K. Smith - 1982.


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  • English

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André Biéler fonds

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  • Shelf: 3726.1
  • Shelf: 2014.26 SE