Fonds WMJ - W. McAllister Johnson fonds

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W. McAllister Johnson fonds

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  • Graphic material

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  • 1680-2010 (Creation)
    Johnson, W. McAllister

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  • 0.8 m of textual records
  • 1,000 photographs

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Biographical history

W. McAllister Johnson was Professor Emeritus in Fine Art and the Graduate Department of History of Art at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Johnson was an American-born art historian who studied under Erwin Panofsky, one of the 20th century's leading art historians, before coming to Canada in the 1960s to teach. He published on a variety of subjects, including French graphic art of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the discipline of art history, and French mannerist painting and engraving.

Custodial history

The archival records were received as part of a donation of books and prints to Carleton University in 2005 and then in 2014.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by W. McAllister Johnson. There are eight series that comprise this fonds: Manuscripts and proofs; Broadsides and printed material; Personal material; Pamphlets and ephemera; Artist dossiers: Les peintres du roi exhibition catalogue; Subject files; Correspondence; and, Painting as known through engraving research and portfolios.

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Material found in the Manuscripts, Pamphlets and Ephemera, and Broadside series are primarily comprised of material that could not be catalogued with the book donation and as such are listed here.

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