Área de identidad
Código de referencia
Frederick S. Challener collection
- [ca. 1927]-1955 (Criação)
Nivel de descripción
Volumen y soporte
43 cm of textual records
Área de contexto
Nombre del productor
(1869 - 1959)
Frederick Sproston Challener, painter, was born in Whetstone, England in 1869 and came to Canada in 1870. He studied at the Ontario School of Art, was first exhibited in 1900 at the Royal Canadian Academy and subsequently worked as a newspaper artist. After a tour of Europe and the Middle East in 1898-99, he began working as a muralist and participated in the decoration of the recently completed Toronto City Hall. At the end of the First World War, Challener worked as a painter for the Canadian War Records Department. He made his career chiefly by creating murals for passenger boats, restaurants, hotels—such as Fort Rouillé in the King Edward Hotel,Toronto—office buildings and theatres, including the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. He also produced easel paintings, watercolours and drawings in a realistic, romantic style. From 1927-1952 he taught at the Ontario College of Art, during which period he made notes and assembled material on Canadian artists. He died in Toronto in 1959. Challener was a member of numerous arts organizations including the Toronto Art Students’ League, Ontario Society of Artists, Royal Canadian Academy, Society of Mural Decorators of Toronto and the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto (founding member, 1908). His work is in the National Gallery of Canada, the Civic Art Gallery, Winnipeg, the Art Gallery of Ontario and numerous public buildings.
Origen del ingreso o transferencia
The material now constituting the Frederick S. Challener collection was purchased from Thomas Roche Lee in 1959.
Área de contenido y estructura
Alcance y contenido
The collection consists of newspaper articles, reproductions, illustrations, exhibition notices and invitations, death notices, photographs and biographical notes on 112 Canadian artists (birthdates 1803 to 1915) and four arts organizations: Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, Ontario Society of Artists, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, and Toronto Art Students’ League.
Valorización, destrucción y programación
Sistema de ordenación
Área de condiciones de acceso y uso
Condiciones de acceso
Researchers should note that copyright of most material in the Frederick S. Challener collection remains with Challener’s estate. Copyright belonging to other parties, such as that of photographs, may still rest with the creator of these items. It is the researcher’s responsibility to obtain permission for the reproduction of any part of the collection.
Idioma del material
Transcripción del material
Notas sobre los idiomas y transcripciones
Características físicas y requisitos técnicos
Instrumentos de descripción
An inventory is available for this collection.
Área de materiales relacionados
Existencia y localización de originales
Existencia y localización de copias
Unidades de descripción relacionadas
Área de notas
Previously known as the Frederick S. Challener notes.