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Michael Snow
Clothed Woman (In Memory of my Father) 1963
oil and lucite on canvas
152 x 386.2 cm
Purchased 1966
National Gallery of Canada

2002-2003 Research Fellowships Awarded by the National Gallery of Canada

Ottawa, Canada - October 10, 2002

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 « Octroi des bourses de recherche 2002-2003 par le Musée des beaux-arts du Canada »  

The Research Fellowship Program of the National Gallery of Canada is pleased to announce the recipients of awards for the 2002-2003 academic year. The Program encourages and supports advanced research, with particular emphasis on investigation of the National Gallery's collections.

Roald Nasgaard, Chair and Professor, Department of Art, Florida State University, Tallahassee, and Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto, has been awarded a Fellowship in Canadian Art. After receiving his doctorate from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York, Mr. Nasgaard had a distinguished curatorial career at the Art Gallery of Ontario from 1975 to 1993. He has written and lectured extensively on 20th century Canadian and international art. His research at the National Gallery will be in preparation for the publication of Abstract Painting in Canada: A History, to be issued in 2003.

Lynda Jessup, Associate Professor, Department of Art, Queen's University, received her doctorate from the University of Toronto in 1992. She is the recipient of a Fellowship in Canadian Art for an investigation of the recent exhibition history of the Group of Seven and the relationship of these events to official cultural history, identity, values and authority. Lynda Jessup recently has edited Antimodernism and Artistic Experience: Policing the Boundaries of Modernity (2001) and On Aboriginal Representation in the Gallery (2002).

A Fellowship in Canadian Art was awarded to Martha Langford, Montreal, for research toward an intellectual biography of Toronto artist Michael Snow. Martha Langford was the founding Director and Chief Curator of the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, an affiliate of the National Gallery of Canada. She completed her doctorate at McGill University in 1997 and was a 1999/2000 postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for the Humanities, Simon Fraser University. Her study of photography and orality, Suspended Conversations: The Afterlife of Memory in Photographic Albums, was published in 2001.

Anne Thackray, Ottawa, an independent art historian, received her doctorate from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, in 2002. During her years of residency and study in Great Britain, she was associated with curatorial, research and educational programs of the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Gallery, Royal Academy, Courtauld Institute Galleries and Sotheby's Institute of Art, London, the Open University and Edinburgh University. She has been awarded a Fellowship in European Art for investigation of aspects of the British school of drawings, watercolours and Prints to 1800 in the collection of the National Gallery.

David Harris, Montreal, is the 2002-2003 Lisette Model/Joseph G. Blum Fellow in the History of Photography. From 1986 through 1996 he held curatorial positions with the Photographs Collection, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal. David Harris is currently an independent curator and historian, and lectures in the history of photography at the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, Toronto. His fellowship will study the approach, methods and strategies of Eugène Atget for photographing architectural, urban and garden spaces from 1898 to 1927; this research continues and expands upon the exhibition and publication Eugène Atget: Itinéraires parisiens that Mr. Harris prepared for the Musée Carnavalet, Paris, in 1999.

For information concerning the Research Fellowship Program of the National Gallery of Canada, please consult the National Gallery website, www.national.gallery.ca, or contact Murray Waddington, Chief, Library, Archives and Research Fellowship Program, National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive, P.O. Box 427, Station A, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 9N4, T 613.990.0586, F 613. 990.6190, mwadding@gallery.ca.

The deadline for the submission of applications for the 2003-2004 fellowships will be 30 April 2003.

 

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