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Information on Canadian Architects

The London Public Library's Artist Files (over 4000) encompass early Canadian and contemporary local and regional artists. They are located on the third floor of the Central Library and include information such as: exhibition announcements, small exhibition catalogues, and some mounted reproductions.

The files are indexed in an in-house database. They are also accessible through the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) by name of artist.

The  CHIN site includes the Artists in Canada database, an alphabetical and descriptive listing of Canadian artists, including painters that indicates which libraries (including London Public Library) own information files on these artists.

The Dictionary of Canadian Artists is also available online through this CHIN site. Search for an artist in the Artist Index.  Click on “A Dictionary of Canadian Artists” for an extensive entry. In some cases, there is also a hyperlink to other resources, such as, Artist Biography database.

 

In My Community

London Regional Branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO)
The London Regional Branch of the ACO is a charitable organization dedicated to the promotion, interpretation and preservation of the architectural heritage of London and Region. Find links to other local heritage and related organizations.

 

Websites

Artnet: Research Library
This site contains thousands of concise versions of articles from the Grove Dictionary of Art (available at the Central Library r703 Dic v.1-34), including biographies of architects, and information on architectural styles and movements.

Artsjournal.com
This daily digest of arts, culture,and ideas includes daily summaries of and full-text links to significant arts stories selected from a wide range of international English-language sources, full archived and keyword searchable.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada 1800-1950 
Provides authoritative work of reference for the history of Canadian architecture during the period 1800-1950.  It contains biographies of over 1900 architects who lived and worked in Canada as well as architects linked with buildings constructed in Canada. The website lists every Canadian building of importance between 1800-1950 whose architect can be identified.

Canadian Architecture Online
This site is intended to offer a clear path to architecture resources in Canada that are available on the web.

Canadian Heritage Information Network
The CHIN site includes the Artists in Canada database, an alphabetical and descriptive listing of Canadian artists, including architects, that indicates which libraries (including London Public Library) own information files on these artists.

Canadian Society of Landscape Architects
This site includes the history of the association, events and other resources.

Ontario Association of Architects
Use the "Find an Architect" button to locate members and practices in Ontario.

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
This site includes membership information, events, and related organizations for architects.

The Pritzker Architecture Prize
This site includes biographical information and a photo gallery of works,as well as the Pritzker Jury's citation to the laureate,architect's essay, etc.

Union List of Artist Names (ULAN)
This database contains over 225,000 names and biographical and bibliographical information about architects and artists, including many variant names, pseudonyms, and language variants.