Fonds 1125 - William E. Carswell fonds

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UTA 1125


William E. Carswell fonds


  • 1966-1969 (Creation)

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0.71 m of graphic records (5 paintings)

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William E. Carswell was born on June 21, 1897 in Uxbridge Ontario. After serving in WWI, Carswell enrolled in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Architecture in 1924. In 1929, he began lecturing in architecture and rose through the ranks to become full Professor of Architecture, 1958-1966. In 1959, Carswell designed the stained glass window for the rose window in the West Hall of University College. Carswell was a colour specialist and when he left the University in 1966 to become a consultant, he was made Professor Emeritus. He died in Toronto in 1980.

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Fonds consists of 2 accessions:

B2001-0004: Watercolour paintings by William Carswell, former professor in the School of Architecture. Two of the paintings are of the old School of Practical Science - "old red Skule House" The other, identified as Columbus,Ontario, shows buildings and a church steeple. 1967-1969

B2008-0028: Two framed watercolour paintings by W. E. Carswell, former professor of the School of Architecture at the University of Toronto: 1) Winchester Close, 1966 and 2) Go Home Rapids, 1968

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