Urquhart, Tony fonds

Urquhart, Tony.
Tony Urquhart fonds.

Anthony Morse ("Tony") Urquhart, was born at Niagara Falls, Ont., April 1934. "He studied art at the Albright Art School and U[niversity] of Buffalo. In 1961 he joined a group of London, Ont. artists, including Greg Curnoe and Jack Chambers, who advocated a regional approach to art. Drawing from his own experiences, Urquhart works in a style that makes explicit reference to the underlying complexities and paradoxes he sees in the local landscape. In his boxed landscape sculptures of the 1960's he achieved a surreal juxtaposition of savage and primordial relationships with the actual and familiar. The constructions become at once a personal interior space and a universal collective landscape." [By Kathleen Laverty from Canadian Encyclopedia, 1985.]


Fonds documents Tony Urquhart's work as a painter, sculptor and teacher of art. Included is information on his earliest exhibited work as well as early correspondence and information on his activities relating to the arts in Canada. Of importance are his personal financial records as they relate to his work in lobbying to change the tax treatment given artists in Canada. A small amount of original art, i.e. working drawings, Christmas cards etc. is included.

There have been several accruals to this fonds:

  • GA 74 : 1998 accrual
  • GA 74 : 1999 accrual
  • GA 74 : 2002 accrual
  • GA 74 : 2003 accrual
  • GA 74 : 2007 accrual
  • GA 203 (2009 accrual)
  • GA 74 : 2011 accrual
  • GA 256 (2014 accrual)
  • GA 277 (2015 accrual)
  • GA 287 (2015-2 accrual)


  • Title from content of fonds.
  • Finding aid available.

Call number: GA 74, GA 203, GA 256, GA 277, GA 287