Fonds AR465 - Glenn Howarth fonds

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Glenn Howarth fonds

Dénomination générale des documents

  • Dessin d'architecture

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Mention des coordonnées (cartographiques)

Mention d'échelle (architecturale)

Juridiction responsable et dénomination (philatélique)

Zone des dates de production


  • 1966-2009 (Production)

Zone de description matérielle

Description matérielle

3.4m of textual records, graphic materials, computer disks and audio-visual materials

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Notice biographique

Artist, writer and teacher Glenn Edward Howarth was born in Vegreville, Alberta on September 1, 1946. Howarth moved to Victoria to study art at the University of Victoria. In 1982 he had one daughter, Rhiannon Williams, with his first wife Elizabeth Williams. His long-time partner Deborah Russell had two children. Glenn Howarth died in Victoria, B.C. on July 26, 2009.

In 1970, Howarth graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UVic. After graduation Howarth worked as an art critic, writing regular articles for both the Victoria Daily Times (1970-1973)and the Montreal Star (1970-1971).

Throughout his career as an artist, Howarthwas honoured with many exhibitions including one-man shows at Bau-Xi Gallery (1975, 1976) and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (1977, 1985) and group shows at AGGV (1974, 1975, 1976, 1990, 1997, 1999), Vancouver Art Gallery (1978, 1978-79, 1990) and Maltwood Art Gallery (1984, 1991). In 1978, Howard was elected as a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. In 1983 he was chosen as Canadian Commissioner at the Sao Paulo Biennale in Brazil and had his works shown along with three other Canadian computer artists.

Howarth’s artwork consists primarily of expressive, figurative paintings and drawings, as well as computer artworks. His works can be found in private, public and corporate collections across Canada, including the Canada Council National Collection, B.C. Provincial Collection, Vancouver Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, University of Victoria, Esso Resources Calgary Ltd.,and B.C. Ferries Corporation.

For many years, Howarth was an art educator. He taught drawing, painting, computer arts and art history at several Canadian universities and colleges, including Acadia University, University of Victoria, Banff School of Fine Arts, University of Saskatchewan, and Victoria College of Art. Howarth also guest lectured at many schools including Ontario College of Art and Design, York University and Alberta College. From his personal studios in Fan Tan Alley, Brentwood Bay and Curtis Point, Howarth also taught drawing and painting to numerous students, and in 1987 founded the Victoria Drawing Academy.

Historique de la conservation

Portée et contenu

The fonds reflects Glenn Howarth’s interests and ideas on art and life, as well as his relationships with friends, family, students, patrons and galleries.

The fonds consists of unpublished novels and short stories, diaries and journals, notes, correspondence, photographs and negatives, sketchbooks, drawings, financial and personal documents, grant applications, teaching materials, newspaper clippings, publications including exhibition catalogues and art journals, floppy discs, VHS tapes and various ephemera.

Correspondents include Garry Howarth, Tom Balloon, Janice Bailey, Laura Anderson Ho, Martin Honisch, Hazel French, the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, and the Canada Council.

The fonds has been arranged into six series: Personal papers, Art practice, Writings, Correspondence, Teaching, and Electronic and audio-visual materials.

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Source immédiate d'acquisition

Donated to the archives by Elizabeth and Rhiannon Williams in 2012.


The materials came to the archives in folders and binders, or as loose documents. The records in file folders and binders were roughly organized based on function or date. The order of all the materials was retained in the archival arrangement in order to preserve any original order. For preservation purposes, all original file folders and binders were removed by the archivist and replaced with acid free folders. Groups of documents were maintained with slips of paper and any writing and inscriptions present on the original folders or binders were recorded on these slips.

Langue des documents

  • anglais
  • portugais

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Délais d'utilisation, de reproduction et de publication

Instruments de recherche

Finding aid available with folder level control.

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Langue de la description

  • anglais

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