Collection 17.015 - Rolls of Honour Collection

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Rolls of Honour Collection

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CA UWA 17.015

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  • 1939-1945 (Accumulation)
    United College
  • 1917-1918 (Creation)
    FitzGerald, Lionel LeMoine
  • 1917-1918 (Accumulation)
    Wesley College
  • 1917-1918 (Accumulation)
    Manitoba College

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3 rolls of honour

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Biographical history

Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald was born in March 17, 1890, in Winnipeg to Lionel Henry FitzGerald and Belle (Hicks) FitzGerald. Leaving school when he was 14, L. L. FitzGerald worked at Stovel's publishing house and Eaton's department store while pursuing art in his spare time and taking classes at the Keszthelyi School of Fine Art. In 1912, FitzGerald married Felicia Wright (1883-1962) whom with he had two children, a son, Edward, and a daughter, Patricia.

FitzGerald first exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy in 1913. In 1918, he sold his first painting to the National Gallery of Canada. In order to keep abreast of current artistic trends, FitzGerald spent the winter of 1921 studying drawing at the Arts Student League in New York. Upon his return to Winnipeg, he held his first one-man exhibition in September at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. His increasing success as a painter earned him a job as an art teacher at the Winnipeg School of Art in 1924, where he was appointed principal in 1929. By 1932, FitzGerald's art had attracted the attention of the Group of Seven. With the exhibition of his seminal work, Doc Snyder's House, he was unanimously granted membership of the group, replacing J. E. H. MacDonald. With the dissolution of the Group of Seven in 1933, FitzGerald became a founding member of the Canadian Group of Artists. He was also an active member of the Winnipeg Sketch Club and the Manitoba Society of Artists.

After 25 years as an art teacher, FitzGerald retired from the Winnipeg School of Art in 1949. His contribution to fine art in Manitoba was recognized by the University of Manitoba with an honorary degree in 1952. L. L. FitzGerald passed away from heart attack in 1956. Numerous posthumous exhibitions of FitzGerald's work have served to bolster his reputation as one of Canada's most significant artists of the twentieth century.

Custodial history

The Manitoba College Roll was accessioned as part of the University's art collection. The other two items were discovered underneath the accessioned item in the art storage room (Manitoba Hall - 5CM18). The items were transferred to the University Archives upon their discovery. The Manitoba College Roll is on long-term loan to the Archives while the Wesley and United Rolls are considered donations to the Archives.

Scope and content

Three Rolls of Honour listing the names of Manitoba, Wesley, and United students and faculty who participated in the First and Second World Wars. The Manitoba College Roll of Honour lists the names of Manitoba College students and faculty who took part in the First World War. It is attributed to Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald and features gilded lettering. The Wesley College Roll of Honour lists the names of Wesley College students and faculty who took part in the First World War. It was created by Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald and features a watercolour of Wesley College. The United College Roll of Honour lists the names of several students and faculty who were killed in action during the Second World War. The creator is unknown and it is an incomplete listing of names.

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Physical condition

The listing of names of the Wesley College roll is separating from the rest of the document to reveal a prior list of names beneath it. The backings of both the Wesley and United rolls have deteriorated and are damaged and fragile.

Immediate source of acquisition

Gibson, Jennifer - University Art Curator


The items are arranged chronologically.

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  • English

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Users must abide by copyright legislation.

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The items have been assessed on separate occasions by two conservators - Mary Degrow and Jane Dalley. Mary Degrow was contracted to perform light conservation treatment (cleaning, spot removal). Conservation report is available for further information.

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Created by Melissa Castron on January 15, 2018.
Revised by Melissa Castron on January 26, 2018.

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  • English

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University of Winnipeg Archives accession record

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