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Fritz Brandtner

Fritz Brandtner (1896-1969) arrived in Canada in the 1920s, an accomplished artist influenced by European Modernism and German Expressionism.  His library consists of 172 books, exhibition catalogues, periodicals, notebooks and binders of teaching materials.  The collection is annotated throughout with notes, marginalia and original sketches.  Many volumes have decorative wrappers, executed and titled by the artist.

Fritz Brandtner (1896-1969) arrived in Canada in the 1920s, an accomplished artist influenced by European Modernism and German Expressionism.  His library consists of 172 books, exhibition catalogues, periodicals, notebooks and binders of teaching materials.  The collection is annotated throughout with notes, marginalia and original sketches.  Many volumes have decorative wrappers, executed and titled by the artist.

 

The Fritz Brandtner Library was donated to the National Gallery of Canada by his friend Paul Kastel, of the Kastel Gallery, in 2006.

 

Records for items in the Fritz Brandtner Library are entered in the online catalogue of the Library and Archives.