Fonds SC690 - George Sinclair fonds

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George Sinclair fonds

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  • Graphic material
  • Textual record

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.

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  • 1950 - 1971 (Creation)

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0.12 m of textual records and other materials.

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George Sinclair (1913-1971) was an artist and educator. He taught at the Alberni Indian Residential School, Tolmie School, and was Director of the Elementary Correspondence School (Department of Education). Sinclair researched Indigenous artwork, imitated Indigenous designs in his work, and taught Indigenous students (including Judith Morgan and Mary Bland).

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The fonds consists of artwork; rubbings and tracings of Haida artwork; manuscripts; and correspondence.

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Gift of Susan Billingham, April 2023.


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Created by JF, June 21, 2023.

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  • English

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