The Working Process of Arnaud Maggs

Did you know that the Arnaud Maggs: Identification exhibition, which is currently taking place at the National Gallery of Canada, includes several items from Library and Archives Canada’s (LAC) collection? Our materials in this exhibition are used to emphasize the artist’s working process and strategies.

In fact, Library and Archives Canada holds the Arnaud Maggs fonds, which follows Maggs’s professional career, from his time as a prize-winning graphic designer and commercial and fashion photographer to his later work exploring portraiture. In addition to finding examples of the artist’s drawings, prints, paintings, watercolours and photographs, LAC‘s archival source materials allow you to discover his artistic process, including such items as the artist’s notebooks and contact sheets from which he selected the best portraits.

Arnaud Maggs, one of Canada’s foremost photographers and artists, was born in Montréal in 1926. He was awarded the Scotiabank Photography Award in 2012, one of Canada’s most prestigious photography prizes.

The exhibition runs until September 16, 2012.

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