Fonds - Charles Comfort fonds

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Charles Comfort fonds

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  • 1960 and 1973 - transcribed in 1996 (Creation)

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0.01 metres of textual records (trancribed from sound recordings)

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Charles Comfort was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and moved to Winnipeg in 1912. He studied under Alex Musgrove at the Winnipeg School of Art. In 1939, while on staff at the University of Toronto, he was a cadet officer with the University Officers Training Corps. In 1943 he was appointed Senior Official War Artist. Once overseas, he was sent to England, Italy, Germany and northwestern Europe. In 1946 he returned to his job in the Department of Art and Archaeology at the University of Toronto. He then moved on as Associate Professor, Department of Art and Archaeology, University of Toronto from 1938-1960. In 1958 Mount Allison University awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Laws and from 1960 to 1965 he was Director of the National Gallery of Canada. Following his retirement, Charles Comfort continued to put brush to canvas. Charles Comfort passed away in 1994. Source: War Graves Commission

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The Interview by the National Gallery of Canada is a copy requested by Catherine Shields. The Excerpt is from the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

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There are two documents held by the Archives. The first is a transcript from an audio taped interview of Charles Hill with Charles Comfort. The second document is excerpts from Charles Comfort's address as the Royal Academy of Arts President at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

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