CA OTTCA F2019
- 1947-1999 (Creation)
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6 drawings : pencil on paper ; 41 x 24 cm or smaller
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Ellen Simon, stained-glass artist and art therapist, was born in 1916 in Rosedale, Toronto, Ontario. She was educated in Toronto at Jarvis Collegiate Institute, the Ontario College of Art, and in New York at the Art Students League. She also studied at the New School, the Bank Street School Writers Laboratory, the New York Psychiatric Institute and the Art Therapy Training Institute. She began an apprenticeship at Yvonne Williams's stained glass studio in Toronto in 1941 and continued to work there until 1978. Ellen Simon retired in Amesbury, Massachusetts. She died on November 19, 2011.
The drawings were held by Rosemary Kilbourn until 1999.
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Fonds was donated by Ellen Simon in 1999.
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Fonds consists of pencil drawings executed by Ellen Simon as designs for the stained glass windows on the east wall of Strachan Hall, Trinity College. At the time she was working for the Yvonne Williams Studio, and the work was commissioned by Gerald Larkin. Three of the windows were completed. The fonds also includes a statement written by Ellen Simon in 1999 regarding the commission, design and execution of the windows.
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