Fonds F02077 - Isabel McLaughlin fonds

Zone du titre et de la mention de responsabilité

Titre propre

Isabel McLaughlin fonds

Dénomination générale des documents

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Niveau de description

Fonds

Cote

CA ON00239 F02077

Zone de l'édition

Mention d'édition

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Mention d'échelle (cartographique)

Mention de projection (cartographique)

Mention des coordonnées (cartographiques)

Mention d'échelle (architecturale)

Juridiction responsable et dénomination (philatélique)

Zone des dates de production

Date(s)

  • 1892-2002 (Production)
    Producteur
    McLaughlin (family)

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Description matérielle

6.83 m of textual records and other material

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Titres parallèles de la collection

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Note sur la collection

Zone de la description archivistique

Nom du producteur

(1903-2002)

Notice biographique

Isabel Grace McLaughlin (1903-2002) was an important Canadian modernist painter. She was born in Oshawa, Ontario, to Adelaide Mowbray and Robert Samuel (R.S.) McLaughlin, the founder of the McLaughlin Motor Car Company and the first president of General Motors Canada. Isabel grew up with her four sisters at Parkwood, her family's Oshawa estate. For her final year of secondary school, she moved to Montreal. Isabel then went to Paris where she studied at the Sorbonne (1920-1924) and received a Diplôme de Civílisation Français and a Certificat d’Études Françaises. After leaving Paris, Isabel moved to Toronto and studied at the Ontario College of Art (OCA) under Arthur Lismer (1925-1926). After leaving OCA, she joined the Art Students’ League and continued her studies with Lismer and Yvonne McKague. In her late twenties, Isabel traveled to Paris to study at the Scandinavian Academy (1929-1930). She returned to Toronto a year later. In 1933, Isabel helped found the Canadian Group of Painters (CGP); in 1939, she became the group’s first woman president. Isabel was also an active member of the Heliconian Club, a Toronto-based organization for women engaged in arts and letters. She developed friendships with many prominent Canadian artists, such as A.Y. Jackson, Lawren Harris, Prudence Heward, Gordon Webber, Alexandra Luke, Rody Kenny Courtice, Bobs Cogill Haworth, and Peter Haworth. She traveled extensively, sojourning with her friends and painting landscapes in the American Southwest, the Carribean, and throughout Canada. Isabel is an important figure in Canadian art not only because of her own painting, but also because she was an avid supporter of her fellow artists, both on the individual level and on the community level. Notable among Isabel’s acts of patronage, are her contributions to the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa, Ontario. The Gallery, which is named after Isabel’s grandfather, now houses the Isabel McLaughlin Gallery, which boasts a collection of over 3,600 works of art. Despite her continued interest in art, Isabel gave up painting in the 1960s for unknown reasons. Isabel was honoured with several awards for her patronage of the arts and her activity within the art community. She was named a Fellow of the Ontario College of Art (1977), and she was a recipient of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts Medal (1990), the Order of Canada for Visual Arts (1998), and the Order of Ontario (1993). Isabel McLaughlin died at her home in Toronto on November 26, 2002.

Historique de la conservation

Portée et contenu

The fonds consist predominantly of correspondence, photographs, and educational records from Isabel McLaughlin's late adolescence and adulthood; however, a few letters and educational records are from Isabel's childhood in Oshawa. The collection reflects Isabel's relationship with her family and friends and her involvement in the arts community, both as a patron and as an artist. Isabel's friendship and patronage extended to many well-known Canadian artists, including A.Y. Jackson, Lawren Harris, Anne Savage, Arthur Lismer, Prudence Heward, Yvonne McKague Housser, and Timothy Findley. Her involvement in arts organizations, such as the Art Students' League, the Canadian Group of Painters, the Haliconian Club, and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, are also reflected in this collection. The fonds consist of the following series: Artistic activities, Cards, Correspondence, Education, Exhibition, Oshawa, Paris, Personal, and Photographs. Also included in this fonds is the sous-fonds of Robert Samuel McLaughlin. This sous-fonds contains material that Isabel had gathered together and seperated from her own records that pertained, or had belonged, to her father, R.S.McLaughlin.

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État de conservation

Source immédiate d'acquisition

The R.S. McLaughlin sous-fonds was donated by Miss McLaughlin in 2001

Classement

Langue des documents

  • anglais
  • français

Écriture des documents

Localisation des originaux

2216.12303.375022.35078.1F3 C1.1.003F3 D6F5 E11F5 E12SR1069(302) Map 66.1

Disponibilité d'autres formats

Restrictions d'accès

Open

Délais d'utilisation, de reproduction et de publication

Copyright may apply.

Éléments associés

R. S. McLaughlin fonds

Éléments associés

Accroissements

No further accruals are expected

Note générale

Partial

Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)

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Numéro normalisé

Mots-clés

Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

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Identifiant de la description du document

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles ou conventions

Statut

Révisé

Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Description created on 2003-08-27. Last updated 19/06/2015.
Archivist(s): Heather Home, Clelia Scala

Langue de la description

  • anglais

Langage d'écriture de la description

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Localisation physique

  • Tablette: 2216.1
  • Tablette: 2303.37
  • Tablette: 5022.3
  • Tablette: 5078.1
  • Tablette: F3 C1.1.003
  • Tablette: F3 D6
  • Tablette: F5 E11
  • Tablette: F5 E12
  • Tablette: SR1069
  • Classeur pour cartes: (302) Map 66.1