Fonds P0146 - Anne Savage fonds

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Anne Savage fonds

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  • 1909-1971 (Creation)
    Savage, Anne

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2 m of textual records and other documents

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Anne Savage was born in Montreal July 27, 1896. She died March 25, 1971. She was educated at Montreal High School. She studied art at the School of the Art Association of Montreal from 1914 to 1918 under William Brymmer and Maurice Cullen, and subsequently at the Minneapolis School of Art. In 1921 she was one of the founding members of the Beaver Hall Hill Group, a group of 10 Montreal women artists who came together in the 1920s. She began her teaching career the same year.

From 1922 to 1948, she taught at Baron Byng High School in Montreal, where she developed an exemplary and avant-garde art program which trained many future Canadian artists and art educators. She was appointed supervisor of art for the Protestant School Board of Montreal in 1948. She retired from full-time teaching in 1953.

She was instrumental in the founding of the High School Art Teaching Association and in 1955 inspired the formation of the Child Art Council which became the Quebec Society for Education through Art.

Source: The Anne Savage Archives finding aid, prepared by Leah Sherman.

Custodial history

Anne Savage left her pedagogical notes and papers to the Art Education Section of the Department of Fine Arts at Sir George Williams University. After Sir George Williams University merged with Loyola College in 1974 to form Concordia University, the Art Education Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University became the repository of the archives. In 2001 they were donated to the Concordia University Archives by Leah Sherman of the Department of Fine Arts. Professor Sherman had arranged the documents.

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The fonds provides information on Anne Savage's activities as an artist and art teacher. There is also information on other Canadian artists.

The fonds consists of correspondence, art works and copies, scrapbooks, pedagogical notes, biographical documents, public lectures, photographs, catalogues and other materials associated with exhibitions, and press clippings. Also included are taped interviews with Anne Savage by H.A. Calvin.

The fonds is organized according to the following series:

P0146/1 Biography
P0146/2 Public lectures
P0146/3 Pedagogical notes
P0146/4 Miscellaneous by and about Anne Savage
P0146/5 Correspondence to Anne Savage
P0146/6 Correspondence from Anne Savage
P0146/7 Miscellaneous correspondence
P0146/8 Unidentified correspondence
P0146/9 Photographs
P0146/10 Anne Savage: family and neighbours; clippings
P0146/11 Baron Byng High School
P0146/12 Art education: pamphlets and papers
P0146/13 Clippings: art education
P0146/14 Clippings: art; artists; exhibitions; museums
P0146/15 Exhibitions: announcements, catalogues, entry forms, and artist statements
P0146/16 A.Y. Jackson
P0146/17 Florence Wyle
P0146/18 Transcripts [of interviews with Anne Savage]
P0146/19 Scrapbook I
P0146/20 Scrapbook II
P0146/21 Scrapbook III

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    Inventory of the Anne Savage fonds P0146

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