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Sculpture & Plastic Arts

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Books about:


Canadian Sculptors

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 and are also accessible on the Internet 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.



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 sculptors and ceramicists, and information on art materials, techniques, styles and movements.

Canadian Heritage Information Network
The CHIN site acts as a gateway to museums, galleries, and heritage information in Canada and around the world. It includes the Artists in Canada database, an alphabetical and descriptive listing of Canadian artists, including sculptors and those working in the plastic arts, that indicates which libraries (including London Public Library) own information files on these artists.

Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art
The home page of the Gardiner Museum in Toronto, Ontario.

An Ontario Government website for finding information and links to programs and services for artists. a comprehensive resource for sculptors
This American site includes educational and marketing information for sculptors. Professional materials include business resources, events and advanced technology for sculptors. In addition to information and links to contemporary sculptors, there are also "web portraits" of well-known deceased sculptors.

Sculptors Society of Canada
The Sculptors Society of Canada (SSC) website offers information on the Society's history, membership and current exhibitions.

The Canadian Coin Reference Site
An online resource for Canadian numismatic enthusiasts. This site offers information on shows, clubs, and resources.

The Royal Canadian Mint

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



In My Community

City of London
Check listings under the heading of "Creative City" for information on and links to galleries, museums and resources which offer exhibitions and opportunities in sculpture and the plastic arts in London.

Fanshawe College
The home page of Fanshawe College where information on courses related to sculpture and the plastic arts is available.

London Culture is the new on-line hub for cultural activities within the City of London, including events related to sculpture and the plastic arts. This site represents a partnership between the London Arts Council and London Heritage Council to provide cultural producers and enthusiasts one consolidated information resource.  The "What's On" portion of the website, maintained by Tourism London is a resource for current events of interest related to sculpture and the plastic arts in London and area.

London Potters Guild
The London Potters Guild, founded in 1981,is a guild formed to encourage the growth and development of potters as well as to generate an appreciation for pottery in the London Community.