Manuscript Collection - Tony Calzetta Papers

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Tony Calzetta Papers


  • [2009] (Creation)

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12 boxes, 1 item (1.8 metres)

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Biographical history

Tony Calzetta (1945- ) is a Canadian artist and author who currently lives and works in Toronto. He works predominantly on canvas and paper and occasionally ventures into the areas of printmaking and sculpture. He has published other artist books in the past including Acts of Kindness and of Love (1995) in collaboration with John Metcalf, and a folio of 20 hand coloured intaglio prints entitled, War Stories for Children and Art Stories for Adults (2001).
In addition to his commissioned works, Calzetta is represented in public and private collections in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. As well, he is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (R.C.A.).

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This first accession of Tony Calzetta’s papers include proofs, drafts, and process work for his two books: Peculiar Practices (November 2009) and co-authored book with Leon Rooke: How God Talks in His Sleep And Other Fabulous Fictions (2009).

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No restrictions on access.

Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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  • English

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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